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Category: Safety Tips

Dog Breed Restrictions in West Virginia

Posted in Injuries,Personal injury,Safety Tips on July 30, 2022

It is common for states and cities to pass laws restricting or prohibiting ownership of certain breeds of dogs. These laws are passed for safety purposes in an effort to prevent serious and fatal dog bite injuries. For this reason, the restricted breeds are those that are most often involved in violent and deadly dog… read more

West Virginia Crosswalk Laws

Posted in Safety Tips on December 27, 2021

While pedestrians have significant rights throughout West Virginia, crosswalks are provided to give pedestrians safe locations to cross the road. All drivers have a responsibility to know and obey West Virginia’s crosswalk laws and pedestrian rights-of-way. Use this outline of the state’s crosswalk laws to learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a driver… read more

Put a Freeze on Holiday Fires

Posted in blog,Safety Tips on December 20, 2021

The winter holidays are a wonderful time for family get-togethers and celebrations. Unfortunately, this is also the time when fire departments nationwide see a significant increase in preventable home fires. From holiday candles to Christmas trees, dangling garlands and fireplaces, seasonal decor can often be hazardous if not properly put up with care. By taking… read more

Emergency Preparedness for Children

Posted in blog,Safety Tips on December 8, 2021

Emergencies often happen quickly and without warning. Though it is impossible to predict an emergency, you can always be prepared. Teaching your children their role in an emergency plan will help prepare them mentally and physically. As we move into the winter months, it is the perfect time to discuss emergency plans and fire safety…. read more

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

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

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

7 Safety Tips When Driving with a Baby on Board

Posted in Safety Tips on January 7, 2021

It is not uncommon to worry about the safety of your baby when driving, especially with new parents. However, the inevitable anxiety can quickly interfere with your driving skills. To help make sure your baby is as safe and protected as possible, here are 7 safety tips from our West Virginia car accident lawyers that… read more