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Month: June 2018

Distracted Driving Study Highlights Drivers’ Use of Mobile Devices

Posted in Distracted driving on June 28, 2018

Zendrive, a company developed to gather and analyze driving behavior, recently conducted one of the largest distracted driving behavior studies to date, encompassing 3 million drivers. Zendrive found that drivers use mobile phones while driving 88 out of 100 trips. Over the last two years, fatal collisions have increased dramatically. Because of this increase, Zendrive… read more

First Responder for June – Stephanie Vandetta

Posted in First Responder of the Month on June 27, 2018

This month, we chose Assistant Chief of Operations for the Marion County Rescue Squad, Stephanie Vandetta, for the first responder of the month of June. Here’s more with WDTV: FAIRMONT, W. Va. (WDTV) – At any minute, first responders can be called to a scene. “You never know what the next call is going to… read more

Dangers of Swimming in Open Waters

Posted in Safety Tips on June 26, 2018

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 80% of water-related fatalities are boys. A study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide concluded that 43% of drownings happened in open waters, while 38% occur in pools. Drownings in pools have been decreasing over the years, however, drownings in open waters has been increasing. The study also suggests that 80%… read more

Manchin Injury Law Group Participates in Marion County’s Day of Action

Posted in blog,News on June 25, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Marion County United Way held its Inaugural Day of Action.  The Manchin Injury Law Group closed its office for the day in order to participate in the Day of Action and to give back to the community. Over 100 volunteers gathered at Palatine Park at 11:00am to start the… read more

Can Parents Be Held Liable for Cyberbullying?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2018

Cyberbullying is a serious offense that can damage a child’s psychological, emotional, or even physical well-being. Because of well-documented cases of cyberbullying leading to suicide and self-harm of children and teenagers, many states, including West Virginia, have cyberbullying statutes on the books. These laws describe what qualifies as cyberbullying, the potential consequences, and even if… read more

Car Inspection Laws in West Virginia

Posted in Safety Tips on June 18, 2018

States have vastly different laws when it comes to the registration, inspection, and vehicle emissions of the cars and trucks that operate within state lines. New residents of West Virginia should be aware of the laws and regulations that govern car inspections, smog checks, and more. Overview of West Virginia Car Registration Laws In general,… read more

Helmets Linked to Lower Risk of Cervical Spine Injuries

Posted in Motorcycle collision on June 11, 2018

Researchers in Wisconsin found that wearing a helmet in a motorcycle crash lowers the risk of cervical spine injury (CSI). Helmet requirements vary in different parts of the world. For example, in the United States, some states do not require helmet use. In Europe, you are required to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle…. read more

Home Check-ups

Posted in Safety Tips on June 11, 2018

Throughout the year, it’s important to keep up with house maintenance to reduce the chances of injury. As seasons change, your house may have different needs. Check out our list of year-round home maintenance to be aware of when the weather changes. Spring When spring time approaches, you’re going to want to plug in that… read more

Year-Round Car Maintenance

Posted in Safety Tips on June 11, 2018

Keeping up with your car’s maintenance is an important key in staying safe while driving. Throughout the year, your car has different needs. Downpours, freezing rain, snow, heat, dust, stop-and-go traffic, mud, and slick road conditions, all take different tolls on your vehicle. Check out our list of year-round car maintenance to be aware of… read more