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May 2015 Archives

Recovery process for a traumatic brain injury


Sustaining an injury in an accident could be life changing. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, could significantly alter the life of an accident victim as well as the lives of their loved ones caring for them. Whether it is suffered in a car accident, truck crash, motorcycle collision or workplace accident, victims of a brain injury in West Virginia, and elsewhere in the nation, may not be prepared for the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.

What makes a driver unqualified for commercial vehicles?


While it is common to see almost as many commercial vehicles as automobiles on the roadways in West Virginia and elsewhere, the driving privileges of truck drivers are stricter than those of other vehicles. In fact, federal trucking regulations require that drivers of commercial motor vehicles confirm that a driver is qualified to operate a commercial vehicle.

Taking action after suffering injuries in a truck accident

While the trucking industry provides many economical benefits for residents in West Virginia and elsewhere in the nation, these large vehicles present various dangers and risks on the roadways. Although semi-trucks and tractor-trailers allow large shipments to be made across states and the entire nation, if these trucks are not handled safely, a serious or even fatal collision could occur. Our law firm understands the gravity of a truck crash and how the negligence of a truck driver could be the cause of such collision.

OSHA's list of top 10 safety violations in construction


Like other occupations, those working in the construction field will receive training for their position. But unlike some jobs, construction workers receive additional education and training regarding their health and safety. This is due to the potential risks and dangers construction workers constantly face on-the-job. It is also the duty of an employer to ensure safety measures are taken and federal safety regulations are met.

West Virginia woman charged with DUI-causing death


The downside to driver safety is the fact that no matter how safe a driver is; there is still a chance a negligent driver could collide with them. Although a driver is expected to uphold a certain standard of care when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle, when a driver speeds, fails to stop or yield, does not use a turn signal or fails to check a blind spot, their negligence could lead to a crash. Moreover, if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this form of negligence and recklessness could result in a DUI accident.

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