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Month: October 2017

Safety: Crime Prevention Month

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on October 30, 2017

October is Crime Prevention Month and Halloween is a good opportunity to raise awareness. Although children see Halloween as being fun, it is also a time and serves as a setting for the perfect crime. Across the United States crime rates spike on Halloween to more than 50% of the norm. To reduce risks of… read more

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on October 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again when families get dressed up, enjoy gatherings, and eat plenty of treats! Halloween is also a time where everyone needs to be extra attentive to pedestrians when trick-or-treating is occurring. Halloween night is one of the deadliest nights for child pedestrian fatalities. Be aware of all your surroundings at… read more

Safety: School Bus Safety Week

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on October 23, 2017

October 16-20, 2017 is National School Bus Safety Week. Over 25 million students start and end their school day on a bus. Even though riding a bus is safer than riding to school with a parent or guardian or walking, drivers still need to obey traffic laws to ensure the safety of students entering or… read more

Safety Week: Teen Driving

Posted in Distracted driving,Uncategorized on October 18, 2017

This week’s safety topic is focused on teenagers and driving. A study conducted by The Reporter, Car and Driver Magazine, shows that a person talking and/or texting while driving takes longer to stop a vehicle than a driver who is considered legally drunk with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content. The study found that at 70… read more

Safety: National Teen Driver Safety Week

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on October 16, 2017

After passing the driver’s test, teenagers see their license as proof they are growing up. It can represent their independence, but many don’t realize it comes with more responsibility. This week (October 15-21) is National Teen Driver Safety Week. This is an opportunity to talk to teens about their driving habits and ways to reduce… read more

9th Annual Community Baby Shower

Posted in News,Uncategorized on October 14, 2017

This year will be the 9th Annual Community Baby Shower hosted by the Marion County Family Resource Network. Each year this community baby shower has been held to assist new and expecting mothers with baby supplies. The shower will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017. There are speakers who talk to new mothers about… read more

Helping Burn Victims Across the State

Posted in Coal mining accident,Uncategorized on October 13, 2017

There are many causes of burn injuries, including fires, explosions in coal mines and industrial workplaces, electrical accidents and motor vehicle accidents. Whatever the cause, serious burn injuries cause much suffering, including physical pain and psychological trauma. At the Manchin Injury Law Group in Fairmont, we are committed to helping seriously injured people obtain medical… read more

Arson: What you should know

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on October 11, 2017

Arson is defined as the reckless burning or exploding of the dwelling house of another, or the burning of a building within the immediate surrounding space, of the dwelling of another. Modern legislation has expanded the definition to include commercial and public buildings and structures. Some elements of arson include: Intent – whoever starts the… read more

Safety Week: Fire Prevention

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on October 9, 2017

It is fire prevention week and organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are encouraging families to plan for two ways out during a fire. During a fire, every second counts and can make the difference between escaping a fire safely or being trapped inside. That is why families should plan 2 escape routes… read more

Have you been injured while driving a vehicle for work?

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on October 6, 2017

There seems to be an increase in jobs that require employees to drive while acting within the scope of employment. With the increase in online shopping, there are more delivery trucks on the road as well as personal vehicles for people who choose to pick up a second job with Lyft or Uber. If you’ve… read more