Safety Tips for Surviving a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout may be one of the last things you think about when getting behind the wheel, but according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tire blowouts and related issues are responsible for contributing to approximately 9% of all motor vehicle accidents in the US. Tire blowouts tend to occur suddenly. This can cause the vehicle to suddenly spin out of control, often with tragic results. Recent data indicates that catastrophic tire failure is responsible for approximately 78,000 accidents, 11,000 injuries, and more than 700 deaths each year. Be sure you know what to do if you find yourself behind the wheel of a vehicle experiencing a blown tire.

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When Your Child Is Seriously Injured In a Motor Vehicle Accident

It is one of every parent’s worst nightmares. If your child has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether hit by a truck, in a private passenger vehicle, on a bus, ATV, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, or as a pedestrian, the situation can rapidly become overwhelming on all fronts. Handling the additional needs of your tragically injured child on top of caring for other children and family members who need your help, juggling work, home, and other responsibilities – especially if you were also injured in the accident – can simply be too much.

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Can You Guess Which Holiday Has the Most DUI Crashes?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300,000 motorists choose to drink and drive each day. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that an average of 10,000 people lose their lives on America’s highways each year as a result of DUI crashes – one every 48 minutes. In fact, an average of one in three motorists involved in crashes was found to be intoxicated and 42% of those killed in crashes tested positive for drugs. Driving impaired is clearly never a good idea. With statistics this grim, you’re probably wondering which holiday has the most DUI crashes so you can take action to stay safer on the road.

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Bit by a Family, Friend, or Neighbor-Owned Dog? You Need to Read This!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 73 people in the United States are attacked and bitten by a dog each year. Have you or a family member been attacked by a dog belonging to your friend, family member, or a neighbor? If you’ve been bitten, you need to arm yourself with knowledge of how the laws of West Virginia view dog bites, the actual dangers you may face, and how to protect your rights moving forward.

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Harmed by the Hands That Heal: West Virginia’s Malpractice Epidemic

Medical malpractice has reached unprecedented levels in West Virginia and throughout the United States. In fact, the epidemic has proven so extensive, and losses to medical malpractice insurers so severe as a result of this, that legal action has been taken to artificially limit medical malpractice losses within the insurance industry. This has not only lowered premium costs for medical providers at the general expense – it has lowered provider accountability.

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How to Deal With Insurance Adjusters In West Virginia

Have you been involved in a major motor vehicle accident or suffered serious injuries through no fault of your own in West Virginia? Is your valid property damage, bodily injury, accident, or loss claim against your homeowner, motor vehicle, or life insurance company being denied in the West Virginia Panhandle, Monongalia, Tyler, or Wetzel County, WV? Are you being offered an inadequate settlement or being treated unfairly by an insurance company employee? Before you contact your insurance agent or say another word to your insurance adjuster, read this first!

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Am I Eligible to File a Claim for My Slip & Fall Injury?

If you suffered serious injuries as a result of a slip, trip, or fall that occurred on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and a wide range of related losses. When you have incurred serious injuries as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you are protected under West Virginia’s premises liability laws.

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3 Reasons to NEVER Resolve a Truck Injury Claim Without An Attorney

Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other large commercial vehicles are not like crashes between standard passenger cars. Although any motor vehicle accident can be devastating, traffic accidents with huge tractor trailers and trucks can be unique in several ways. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a collision with a commercial truck in West Virginia through no fault of your own, read on to learn why it is absolutely critical to secure proper legal representation immediately.

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Surprising Ways Pre-existing Conditions Can Affect Your Accident Settlement

Were you already dealing with a sore, aching back, an old knee injury from your college football days, or some other previous injury or condition before being involved in a serious accident? Has an insurance company requested medical documentation following your personal injury? You probably realize that this documentation is required to help assess the value of your personal injury claim; however, many are surprised to learn that this information may also be used to determine which of your injuries were caused by the accident – and which injuries already existed before the accident. It can be unnerving to discover that previous injuries (including those you might not even remember) may be used against you to affect the outcome of your claim.
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