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Month: August 2018

Drugged Driving in West Virginia

Posted in Car accident,Dangerous Drugs on August 30, 2018

Drugged driving is a serious and deadly problem. In 2016, an estimated 11.8 million people drove while under the influence of illicit substances. The most common drugs in drivers’ systems involved in accidents are marijuana and prescription drugs, specifically painkillers. The role THC (the mind-altering ingredient in marijuana) plays is unclear, because it can remain… read more

Getting to School Safely

Posted in Safety Tips on August 24, 2018

With local students starting the school year this week, drivers need to be more aware when traveling in and around school zones. Family life and schedules can get hectic around the start of the school year. One way to keep your children safe is to discuss getting to and from school safely in different situations…. read more

New Year, New Bus Policies

Posted in Safety Tips on August 22, 2018

A new statewide policy adopted by the West Virginia Board of Education requires parents of students from kindergarten to third grade be present at the bus stop for school pick-up and drop-off. Board Policy 4336 was updated for the 2018-19 school year that extends the policy from kindergarten and first grade students to including second… read more

3 Tips to Avoid a Summer Vacation Accident

Posted in Safety Tips on August 20, 2018

Summer vacation should be a time for exploring new frontiers, spending time with family, and relaxing in your favorite getaway spots. It shouldn’t be spent in an emergency room. Yet every summer, thousands of people must go to hospitals and spend the rest of the sunny days recuperating from serious personal injuries. Keep yourself and… read more

First Responder for July – Chief Raymond Knight

Posted in First Responder of the Month on August 16, 2018

This month, we chose Chief Raymond Knight with the Boothsville Fire Department as the first responder for the month of July. Here’s more with WDTV: BOOTHSVILLE, W.Va. (WDTV) — Through the ups and downs, Chief Raymond Knight has been one of the first on the scene of an emergency. Whether it’s Harrison, Marion, or Taylor County, Knight… read more

Top 7 Car Accident Lawsuit Questions

Posted in Car accident on August 10, 2018

As personal injury lawyers who have handled thousands of car accident cases, we find that most of our clients have similar questions. Here are seven frequently asked questions we are often asked concerning car accidents. How do car accident investigations work? After any car accident, there is an investigation. Investigations can be done by police,… read more

More Fatal Car Crashes Are Being Linked to Drug Use

Posted in Car collision on August 6, 2018

According to a new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, more drivers involved in fatal collisions are testing positive to drug use. Some believe using marijuana or opioids make them a better driver. As the United States is facing an opioid epidemic and the legalization of marijuana, this study raises a big concern for… read more

Safety Precautions to keep in mind before travelling

Posted in Safety Tips on August 3, 2018

It’s that time of year again when most families will travel on vacation. Here are some safety precautions to keep in mind before you hit the road. In Your Home If your home has a sump pump in the basement to keep groundwater out, it’s a good idea to test your pump before leaving for… read more

Motorcycle Safety

Posted in Motorcycle collision on August 2, 2018

Motorcyclists have the same responsibilities as other drivers on the road. Because they can be hard to see, it’s best to take extra precautions when riding a motorcycle. Here are 10 tips for new riders. Tip #1 – Don’t buy a larger bike than you can handle. When shopping for a bike, make sure it’s… read more