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Category: Safety Tips

West Virginia Gun Laws (2019)

Posted in Safety Tips on July 22, 2019

The right to bear arms comes with rules, regulations and limitations according to federal and state laws. Each state has unique firearm laws governing how, when and why a citizen may own this type of weapon. It is extremely important to understand West Virginia’s current gun laws if you wish to carry in the state…. read more

Fireworks Safety in West Virginia

Posted in Safety Tips on June 30, 2019

Watching fireworks on Independence Day is almost an American rite of passage. It comes with a day of pure celebration and joy, often fostering heartwarming feelings of patriotism and familism amongst those who witness fireworks displays together. Though fireworks are beautiful spectacles that West Virginian residents both young and old can enjoy, the state also… read more

Summer Safety Tips

Posted in Safety Tips on June 10, 2019

Summer is quickly approaching, and for many it will be a time to take advantage of the warm weather with friends and family by cooking out and enjoying each other’s company. However, many favorite summer activities can entail a fair amount of risk of injury. Do not let a day at the pool or a… read more

West Virginia ATV Laws

Posted in ATV accidents,Safety Tips on June 10, 2019

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are very popular in West Virginia and throughout the U.S. ATV owners who enjoy taking these vehicles off-road should know that as motor vehicles, ATVs are subject to state laws, and West Virginia has several laws that apply to ATV use in the state. If you own an ATV or plan to… read more

West Virginia Helmet Laws

Posted in Safety Tips on June 10, 2019

Every state enforces unique laws pertaining to bicycle and motorcycle helmets as well as helmet use while operating other vehicles, like motorized bikes, mopeds, and electric scooters. West Virginia residents should know these laws to avoid fines and to maintain maximum possible safety while riding wheeled vehicles in West Virginia. Bicycle Helmet Laws in West… read more

What to Do If You See a Drunk Driver in West Virginia

Posted in Safety Tips on January 31, 2019

Drunk driving is a leading cause of traffic-related deaths in the United States. If you suspect someone is driving drunk on a West Virginia road, first give him or her plenty of room, then call the police. Taking appropriate action can help prevent DUI accidents in West Virginia and potentially save lives. Identifying Drunk Drivers… read more

Tips to Prevent Winter Injuries

Posted in Safety Tips on January 18, 2019

Harsh weather, poor driving conditions, and increased risk of contracting contagious illnesses make winter a challenging time for many. This winter, our West Virginia personal injury attorneys want you to keep a few best practices in mind to prevent some of the most common winter injuries. Snow and Ice Hazards Snow and ice accumulation can… read more

Holiday Season Safety

Posted in Safety Tips on December 17, 2018

Our West Virginia personal injury lawyers know the holiday season is a busy time for hospitals and emergency rooms. As people hurry to Christmas shop, deck the halls, and celebrate the season, they often forget to prioritize personal safety. Preventing personal injuries this time of year takes awareness of some of the most common safety… read more

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