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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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Safety Tips To Help Avoid West Virginia Motorcycle Accidents

Like many motorcyclists across the country, those in West Virginia have been soaking in the summer rays out on the roads. But unlike riders in many other regions, those here must contend with steep hills, wildly winding roads, and an excessive number of large trucks. Our West Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to helping...

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Sleep Apnea Tests for Truck Drivers To Become More Common After Court Ruling

Truck drivers who suffer untreated sleep apnea are five times more likely to be involved in a truck accident in West Virginia. That's according to a recent Harvard study, upon which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommended (but has not yet required) testing for the condition for at-risk truckers. Now, more commercial carriers are...

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West Virginia Trucking Accidents Kill Dozens Annually

A tractor-trailer driver was arrested recently in connection with a West Virginia truck accident that resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man. The 61-year-old trucker was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash. It's not clear from news reports what caused the crash on I-77, but we do know the semi reportedly dragged...

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