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September 2014 Archives

How helmets could help reduce injuries in a motorcycle crash

Residents in West Virginia understand the importance of highway safety. The concept of highway safety requires that drivers uphold the standard duty of care while behind the wheel of a vehicle, but also includes the usage of safety features by both drivers and passengers. With regard to motorcycles, riders do not enjoy the same safety features as motorists in automobiles, but wearing a helmet could help reduce the seriousness of a motorcycle accident. In some instances, wearing a helmet could prevent debilitating or fatal injuries to a motorcyclist.

How is workplace safety enforced and injuries addressed?

Employees in West Virginia are aware that dangers are present in some occupations. Those working in these positions often undergo additional training and are provided safety equipment in order to reduce the risks associated with these dangerous occupational fields. While it is important that employers implement workplace safety procedures, these jobs are also regulated by federal agencies. Employees and employers should be aware of the requirements enforced by these agencies and the responsibilities of everyone involved. This could help an injured worker address any issues or claims they have following the workplace accident.

Understanding the different types of brain injuries

When an accident occurs in West Virginia, victims are often concerned about the losses and damages they might have suffered as a result. Although some injuries are visible and obvious, there are some internal injuries that can sometimes go unnoticed initially following a collision. This is why it is important for accident victims to seek medical attention following a crash, even if no visible injuries are present.

Establishing responsibility following a truck accident

Suffering injuries and enduring damages in a crash can greatly impact the victims involved as well as their loved ones. Our firm understands that when West Virginia residents fall victim to a truck crash, the results could be devastating. A semi-truck and a tractor-trailer are large vehicles that could seriously injure or even kill a victim in their path. Whether they are in another vehicle or are a pedestrian, the large size of these vehicles could temporarily or permanently disable a victim struck by a truck.

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