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Category: Safety Tips

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

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

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

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

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

Outdoor Safety

Posted in Safety Tips on July 20, 2018

With summer in full swing and July being National Parks and Recreation Month, more people are traveling to state parks for hiking, biking, and geocaching. When going into the woods on trails or camping, safety needs to be your number one priority. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when enjoying the outdoors:… read more

Playground Safety

Posted in Safety Tips on July 18, 2018

With summer in full swing and July being National Parks and Recreation Month, more children are visiting playgrounds. While playgrounds provide hours of fun, they can also have lurking dangers. Below are some tips to stay safe while playing at a park. Always have supervision. Adults can recognize dangers quickly and easily compared to children…. read more

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Posted in Safety Tips on July 12, 2018

The summer can be a fun season to spend with your pet. But the increased temperature and humidity create higher risks of injury and heat stroke to your pet. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe this summer: Provide constant access to water and shade. Although many cats and dogs like to sunbathe,… read more