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March 2017 Archives

What are the different types of traumatic brain injury?

Different types of injuries can have different symptoms and consequences. Some injuries may only result in mild symptoms, while others can have serious, life-altering effects. Of all the different injuries a person in West Virginia can suffer, brain injuries are among the most serious. There are several ways that a person can cause harm to the brain, and each can have different causes and symptoms.

Common questions following a motorcycle accident

Many West Virginia residents enjoy riding motorcycles. The freedom of motion afforded by motorcycles is far greater than that of bulkier and bigger motor vehicles. Unfortunately, this freedom can come at a cost. Sometimes, that cost is injuries -- and in the worst case scenarios, fatal injuries. Following a motorcycle accident, many may wonder what actions they can take. Thankfully, there are steps victims and their families can take to pursue compensation.

What are the five elements of negligence?

Following a car accident, a West Virginia resident may feel a variety of emotions. Sometimes, a person might feel greatly overwhelmed by the incident. Knowing what to do following an accident is not always easy. However, when you are a victim as a result of the actions of a negligent driver, you have options. There are ways to bring a negligent driver to justice and possibly obtain compensation.

West Virginia truck accident leaves one critically injured

All car accidents have the potential to be serious. However, those involving trucks can have an even greater chance to involve devastating injuries or even death to victims. They also often involve greater legal complexities, as truck drivers are responsible for knowing how to handle their vehicles in a way that ensures the safety of others on the road. Failing in this responsibility can have serious consequences.

Understanding the severity of truck accidents

Despite the fact that the northeast United States got hit with a monumental storm a few days ago, spring, in theory, is still right around the corner. While the winter months brings with it its own set of hazards such as ice and wintery weather, as we enter into spring, we are given a whole new set of hazards to contend with when we get behind the wheel.

Acknowledging the dangers of construction work

It is not uncommon for someone to be intimidated by the power of equipment and workers on a construction site. Construction workers play an infinitely important role in the expansion, growth, sustainability and strength of the United States. Just look around your neighborhood, and you can see all that construction workers have done for us. Every building, road, wire and pipes below ground can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of the working class. But it is not always easy work.

Spring weather means an increase of motorcycles on the road

Spring is nearly upon us. We set the clocks forward next week, baseball spring training has begun, and the weather is starting to warm up. With the increase of warm weather comes the inevitable increase of motorcycles on the road.

What is OSHA?

Forty-seven years ago, the United States Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to help protect American workers. Along with the passing of the act came the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, an organization designed to not only protect workers from dangers in the workplace but to provide and enforce guidelines for employers to ensure the safety of their workers.

Are injured workers getting the benefits they need?

Workers in West Virginia and elsewhere are often required to take on taxing and dangerous roles. While these tasks might fall under the description of their job, employers are also required to take steps to increase safety in the work environment and reduce the number of injuries in the workplace. Nonetheless, serious and sometimes debilitating on-the-job injuries occur.

Helping you protect your rights following a motorcycle crash

No matter what time of year it is, it is still possible to spot motorcyclists on roadways throughout West Virginia. Because warm days can make an appearance even in the winter months, motorists should be extra cautious for these smaller vehicles. Unfortunately, these small vehicles can go unnoticed, and if a driver fails to check their surroundings when making a turn or a maneuver, a serious collision could ensue.

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