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Speeding Truckers Pose Danger To Drivers In WV, Ohio and PA

Motorists in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania often share the roadways with large commercial trucks. These massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and cause a significant amount of damage when an accident occurs.   When truck drivers exceed the speed limit, that damage can be amplified.   Motorists who are affected can be severely injured and required to...

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Can Truck Safety Technology Reduce Crashes In West Virginia?

Sometimes it’s called a collision mitigating system, or a collision avoidance system, a pre-crash system or a forward collision warning system.  Regardless of the name or the technology, whether it uses radar or lasers or cameras to detect a potential imminent crash, the goal is the same – safer roads. And when it comes to commercial trucks, these...

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Autumn a Deadly Time for Tri-State Motorcycle Accidents

The next several months will be the most dangerous time of year for motorcycle accidents in the Tri-State area of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. CBS Channel 5 reports fatal motorcycle accidents account for more than 10 percent of West Virginia road deaths each year, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Jim Satterfield, the...

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Teen Truckers May Soon Be Allowed to Cross State Lines

The trucking industry is pushing teenage drivers as the solution to filling the nationwide shortage of long-distance tractor-trailer operators.  Perhaps there is nothing more illustrative of how little the industry cares about safety and how far it will go to maximize profits. Our tri-state truck accident attorneys in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia see the...

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Reducing Truck Accidents in the Tri-State Area

There are many different causes of truck accidents. An overworked driver may be in violation of federal rest period requirements and cause an accident due to exhaustion. An inexperienced truck driver may be unprepared to handle traffic conditions. Nighttime driving or weather conditions may reduce visibility, making it difficult for a truck driver to see...

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Teen Driver Stats Show Driving Restrictions Save Lives

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. Parents are reasonably concerned about the safety of their children. Unfortunately, the biggest threat to a teen’s safety appears to be teenagers themselves. Teens are not the only ones who are...

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Backover Injuries a Hidden Danger

Winter is a dangerous time on the roads, but parking lots are dangerous places year-round, especially when it comes to the risk of backover injuries. Our experienced injury attorneys represent clients in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, an area known for strong winter weather. Last month we discussed the dangers of winter accidents. While winter...

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