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Is it Safe to Ride a Motorcycle in the Winter?

Posted in blog,Injuries,Motorcycle collision,Personal injury,Safety Tips,Uncategorized on December 1, 2021

While many motorcyclists enjoy riding during the spring, summer, and fall months, others prefer to continue riding throughout the winter. It is no surprise that the weather in West Virginia can be very unpredictable, especially during the winter, so it is imperative to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and other drivers safe. Winter… read more

Aggressive Drivers Can be Extremely Dangerous

Posted in Car accident,Car collision,Distracted driving,Injuries,Uncategorized on November 29, 2021

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses to endanger other persons or property.” Any unsafe driving behavior, performed deliberately and with ill intention or disregard for safety, can constitute aggressive driving. Examples of aggressive driving behaviors include: Speeding in heavy… read more

How to Stay Safe While Hunting

Posted in blog,Safety Tips on November 18, 2021

With hunting season in full swing, the woods in West Virginia are full of anxious hunters waiting for their perfect opportunity.  While this is an exciting time for outdoor enthusiasts, it is imperative that safety be our highest priority.  Similar to other outdoor activities, there is a risk for injury and even death while hunting. … read more

6 Ways to Avoid Hitting a Deer

Posted in blog,Safety Tips on November 12, 2021

As drivers we know that there are many conditions to be aware of on the road. In West Virginia, a motorist is more likely to hit a deer compared to motorists in any other state. On average, 1 in 37 West Virginia drivers will hit a deer. Car crashes involving animals bring close to $3,000… read more

How to Spot a Drunk Driver on the Road

Posted in Car accident,Safety Tips on October 29, 2021

Driving under the influence is one of the most prominent dangers facing drivers in West Virginia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,142 victims lost their lives in traffic accidents involving intoxicated drivers in 2019 alone. This equates to about 28 deaths every day. You may be able to protect yourself from getting… read more

Eye Damage After Elmiron Use

Posted in Dangerous Drugs on October 20, 2021

In 2018 a study by the Emory Eye Center found that chronic exposure to the drug Elmiron causes unique pigmentary maculopathy (eye damage). Recently, long term users of the drug have brought lawsuits alleging that chronic use has led to vision problems. What Is Elmiron? Elmiron is the popular brand name for the drug pentosan-polysulfate-sodium…. read more

Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease Lawsuit

Posted in Personal injury on October 19, 2021

In 2009 the American Journal of Epidemiology released a study indicating that Paraquat may cause a neurodegenerative process that could lead to Parkinson’s Disease. The study found that exposure to the chemical within 1,600 feet of one’s home increased the risk of the disease by 80%. In October 2017 lawsuits against the makers of Paraquat… read more

National School Bus Safety Week

Posted in blog,Safety Tips on October 8, 2021

  National School Bus Safety Week is October 18th – 22nd Each year, the third week of October is recognized as National School Bus Safety Week, a public education program designed to address the importance of school bus safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation… read more

School Bus Stop Safety

Posted in blog on October 6, 2021

Close to 25 million children (about the population of Texas) ride a school bus every school day. The most dangerous part of the school bus ride is getting on and off the school bus. National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for students, parents, and the community to keep bus safety a top… read more

Keep Your Child Safe In Your Car!

Posted in blog on October 6, 2021

When children ride as passengers in a vehicle it is important to make sure they are as safe as possible. Often, injuries can be prevented through proper use of child safety seats and seatbelts. Choosing the right seat can be tricky.   Rear-Facing Car Seats: Children under the age of one (1) should ride in… read more