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Sharing the Road with Large Trucks in Unpredictable Weather

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2022

It’s no surprise that the weather in West Virginia can be very unpredictable, especially during the winter months. We can start the day with sunshine and end it with inches of snow.  While most of us are familiar with the sporadic weather changes, it can be challenging to operate a vehicle when you’re sharing the… read more

Can Shoveling Snow Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Injuries?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2022

During the Winter months in West Virginia, it is not uncommon to wake up to a layer of fresh, crisp snow covering your neighborhood. While most of us are not thrilled to clear snow from our driveways, there is a legitimate health risk associated with this chore. Experts caution that you have a heightened risk… read more

How to Recognize and Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2022

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can kill without warning. In fact, every year in the U.S. approximately 50,000 people visit the emergency room, and 430 people die, from unintentional, non-fire related CO poisoning. Most of these incidents occur in the winter months, because furnaces that burn coal, wood, charcoal, and propane… 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

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

The Differences Between Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2021

All responsible drivers have auto insurance to protect themselves when accidents arise. However, not everyone is as diligent. Thousands of people drive daily without car insurance. If you would happen to get involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you could be responsible for all medical costs as well as any vehicle repair. The Insurance… read more

Nationwide Recall of Zantac

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized,Zantac on June 30, 2020

Recently, the FDA directed that all ranitidine (Zantac) products be pulled from the market immediately. The recall includes all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs as ongoing investigations uncovered levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, increase over time. What is Ranitidin (Zantac)? Ranitidine (also known by its brand name, Zantac, which is sold by the… 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

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

Can Parents Be Held Liable for Cyberbullying?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2018

Cyberbullying is a serious offense that can damage a child’s psychological, emotional, or even physical well-being. Because of well-documented cases of cyberbullying leading to suicide and self-harm of children and teenagers, many states, including West Virginia, have cyberbullying statutes on the books. These laws describe what qualifies as cyberbullying, the potential consequences, and even if… read more