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Month: September 2017

Injuries: Slip and Fall

Posted in Injuries,Uncategorized on September 27, 2017

If you were on another person’s property and were injured as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, you may be able to receive payment for your injuries. Slip-and-fall cases can be difficult since it needs to be proven that the property owner was aware of the hazard that caused the injuries. It also needs to… read more

Safety Week: Fall Prevention

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on September 25, 2017

Slip and falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries and hospital admissions for trauma in older adults. Although they are preventable, 1 in 4 older adults will experience a slip and fall each year. The cost of fall injuries in 2014 was $41 billion and is expected to rise to $67.7 billion by 2020…. read more

Can a slip-and-fall be linked to Medical Malpractice?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Uncategorized on September 22, 2017

We go to hospitals to recover, not to get injured. Sometimes medical mistakes lead to injuries. But if you fall during a hospital visit, can it be considered medical malpractice? If you fall in a hospital due to the negligence of a hospital employee, you may be compensated for damages including medical bills, pain and… read more

Car Accidents and Child Car Seat Requirements

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on September 20, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. 35% of children under the age of 12 who were killed in a car accident were not buckled up in any way. More than 121,000 were injured. Many of these injuries… read more

What to do after a dog bite?

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on September 19, 2017

There are a lot of great dogs all over West Virginia; the majority of canines are wonderful, affectionate pets, and many people adore dogs. Sadly, loving dogs won’t protect you from an attack. The sad fact is that some people do not make good pet owners, and not only do their dogs suffer the consequences, but… read more

Concussions in Student Athletes

Posted in Brain injuries,Uncategorized on September 14, 2017

With school being back in session for students of all ages, fall sports are in full swing. Sport-related concussions will be on the rise over the next couple of months. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (or TBI). Concussions are typically caused by a direct blow to the head or neck. There are… read more

Nursing Home Abuse: Would you recognize the signs?

Posted in Nursing Homes,Uncategorized on September 13, 2017

When family members get older, sometimes it can be hard to give them the proper care at home leading to the tough decision moving them to a nursing home or senior living facility. Not being able to care for a family member can be hard, but it can be worse if you learn of mistreatment… read more

Avoiding Debt with College Student Credit Cards

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on September 12, 2017

College students are heading back to campus to start their new semester of school. While attending college, students should try to develop positive credit habits. After graduation, student loans will start requiring payment. Having positive credit habits can help get these loans paid off and kept in control. Don’t apply for too many credit cards…. read more

September is National Preparedness Month!

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on September 11, 2017

We’ve all heard “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You Can” and with the recent hurricanes hitting the United States, now, more than ever is a time to make sure you and your family are prepared for a natural disaster. Everyone should take action this month to prepare for when a disaster strikes. There are four recommended… read more

In the News: Labor Day Safety

Posted in News,Uncategorized on September 1, 2017

This weekend is the last weekend of summer for most Americans. Many will hit the road to take one last trip during the long weekend. With more people on the road, safety becomes even more important to drivers. The National Safety Council estimates over 400 people will be killed and another 48,000+ will be seriously… read more