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Prevent work zone car accidents with these tips

On highways, main streets, and back roads, work zones are everywhere this time of year. Although necessary for the sake of smooth, safe roads, the temporary construction sites change traffic patterns, create congestion, and increase the risk of bad car accidents. Work zones separate construction and maintenance workers from traffic. Orange cones, jersey barriers, workers...

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Distracted drivers still an issue in Northern Panhandle

It may not be obvious, but the number of car accidents caused by distracted drivers is continuing to rise despite the advent of new hands-free devices and anti-texting laws. The AAA of West Virginia says that many people in the field suspect the number of distracted driving accidents is being severely underreported. People rarely want...

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Report: Speeding Deadlier Among Teens

Among teen drivers, speeding-related fatalities have been rising in recent years. Between 2015 and 2019, 43% of the 4,930 roadway deaths of teen drivers and passengers were due to speeding, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). In contrast, speeding was a factor in 30% of fatal car accidents among...

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Who pays for my damages after a crash?

An experienced car accident lawyer discusses how compensation is paid after a crash. Nobody can predict when they will be hit by a negligent or reckless driver. Crashes often come without warning, and some are life-changing. Sometimes, crash victims are rushed to the nearest hospital where they undergo invasive medical procedures and ensure long recoveries....

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3 leading risk factors in nighttime crashes

Fall is here and as we come closer to the end of daylight saving time, the days are getting increasingly shorter. Shorter days will have a profound effect on roadway safety in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, especially on poorly-lit rural roads. This can be a contributing factor in nighttime car accidents. According to the...

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How to stay safe from aggressive drivers

Aggression and driving is a dangerous combination and one of the top causes of car accidents. Aggressive drivers disobey rules of the road and put everyone around them, including themselves, at risk. They might run stop signs or red lights. They might tailgate or pass other cars in no-passing zones. Other forms of aggressive driving...

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Distracted Driving Truck Accidents Up During Coronavirus Pandemic

West Virginia truck accident attorney explains what you need to know Truck accidents caused by distracted drivers often result in serious injuries. While the number of drivers on the road has decreased during the recent coronavirus pandemic, the number of distracted truck driving accidents has actually increased in recent months, according to truck accident statistics...

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