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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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Winter Weather Increases Risks of Traffic Collisions

The new year dawned cold and blustery across the Midwest, signaling the start of three of the most dangerous months of the year on the road in the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Parking lot collisions and slip-and-fall accidents are a serious concern. But winter weather injuries are most common on the road....

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Fatigue a Major Factor in Tri-State Area Truck Accidents

Driver fatigue is a major problem within the commercial transportation industry. Across the United States, drivers who are paid by the mile - not by the hour - feel the financial pressure to fit as many miles as possible into a work day. In some particularly egregious cases, employers even encourage their drivers to engage...

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Avoid Holiday Car Accidents in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio

Sharing food and drinks with friends and family is an important holiday tradition. Unfortunately, impaired drivers, heavy traffic, hazardous weather and other conditions can increase the odds of being injured in a car accident over the holidays. In fact, the holiday season has become one of the most dangerous times for drivers in West Virginia,...

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Truck Accidents Can Be Reduced With Investment in Infrastructure

Traffic fatalities have always been a reality of life in America. What is less commonly known is that the U.S. experiences far more fatalities than other similarly-situated country. Trucks.com reports that the United States has more than three times as many traffic fatalities per capita than Sweden and the United Kingdom. In fact, the U.S....

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Drivers Face Increased Risk of Fatal Accidents Caused By Opioid-Impaired Drivers

All across the United States, opioid abuse and overdoses have skyrocketed over the past decade. Business Insider reports that the governors of Arizona, Florida and Maryland have all declared states of emergency, in order to grant them access to federal grant moneys through the Department of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, the problem is not...

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How West Virginia Students and Parents Can Stay Safe This Back to School Season

Students and families have been looking forward to the start of a new school year. As we embark on it, though, navigating all the new transportation logistics, it's important to be mindful of the serious risk of auto accidents in school zones. Many of these involve pedestrians - particularly children - who are especially vulnerable. ...

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