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What Are Good Samaritan Laws?

Posted in Safety Tips on December 10, 2018

Being a good Samaritan is no longer just an ethical matter, but a legal one due to West Virginia’s Good Samaritan Law. Good Samaritan laws serve to protect bystanders who assist during emergency situations from liability. The goal of these laws is to encourage people to step in and help during emergencies, without fear of… read more

West Virginia Crash Fatalities Dashboard (2016)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2018

In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were 269 fatalities from 250 motor vehicle crashes. In contrast to last year, that is a staggering 50.6 percent increase. We wanted to take a closer look at this data, including investigating any underlying causes and factors that contributed to such a sharp… read more

Driving Drowsy Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Posted in Car accident,Trucking accident on October 24, 2018

Driving drowsy can be deadly. Many experts compare drowsy driving to drunk driving since both affect drivers in similar ways. Like a drunk driver, a tired driver can experience slowed reaction times, impaired judgment, and the inability to control the vehicle. Don’t underestimate the dangers of driving drowsy. Truck drivers and other motorists who engage… read more

What Are Common Defenses in Personal Injury Cases?

Posted in Personal injury on October 17, 2018

As a personal injury plaintiff in West Virginia, it’s wise to prepare for potential defenses other parties may use to escape liability. Learning the most common defenses in personal injury cases can help you craft a response strategy that will limit your own liability and maximize results. Working with an experienced West Virginia accident attorney… read more

6 Fire Prevention Tips You Need to Know

Posted in Safety Tips on October 8, 2018

In honor for Fire Prevention Week, the West Virginia personal injury attorneys at Manchin Injury Law Group want to remind the community preventing a fire often takes just a few simple steps and precautions. The more you know about fire prevention in your home, the safer you can keep your family and property. Autumn and winter come… read more

Airbnb Liability

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2018

Airbnb has become an extremely popular alternative to traditional hotels, motels, and hostels all over the world. While Airbnb offers travelers convenient and affordable alternatives to more traditional lodging, it also allows homeowners to make extra income by renting out their properties. While this seems like a fantastic new business model, there are many areas… read more

Assisted Living

Posted in Nursing Homes on September 10, 2018

National Assisted Living Week takes place from September 9 – September 15th. This week was established in 1995 to provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the role of assisted living care provides in the United States. Use this week as a time to visit your loved ones and reflect on memories of their past… read more

National Preparedness Month

Posted in Safety Tips on September 5, 2018

National preparedness awareness month occurs during the month of September. We are in the middle of hurricane season and although West Virginia isn’t typically affected by hurricanes, we are still able to experience heavy rainfall, mudslides, and other natural disasters. If you and your family has not taken the time to plan for a disaster,… read more

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