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How Roadway Dangers Can Cause Accidents

Thousands of people die every year in car crashes. According to 2003 state crash data accident reports, West Virginia experienced a total of 51,376 auto accidents, the majority of which took place on interstates and expressways. Out of these accidents, 16,763 involved injuries and there were a total of 364 fatalities. Not all crashes and collisions are the fault of either driver - in many cases, dangerous roads and their man-made hazards are to blame.

Obeying Crosswalks & Traffic Signs Could Save Your Life

In West Virginia, motorists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Pedestrians crossing the street outside of crosswalks must yield the right-of-way to vehicles. Jaywalking is illegal in many cases, costing you a $100 to $500 fine. However, the stakes are much higher than a monetary fine. Using a crosswalk when walking or riding your bike might save your life.

The Insurance Company Is Not On Your Side

West Virginia law requires all registered vehicles to be insured. However, some people try to skirt around the law and drive without insurance. What happens if you collide with a driver who has no auto insurance? Or if you are involved in a hit-and-run and cannot identify the driver? Will you have to pay out of pocket for all related expenses?

Traumatic Birth Injuries: Who is to Blame?

You may have heard about birth injuries and birth defects. You may have a child who is suffering the effects of a birth injury or defect. While a birth defect generally relates to a harm done to the baby before birth, a birth injury is generally caused by something that went wrong during delivery. Many birth injuries are preventable by doctors, midwives and nurses.

The Hazards of Children's Toys

When you purchase a children's toy, you naturally assume the product is safe. This is not always the case. Toy recalls are actually much more common than most people think. Certain products go to market, despite choking, fire, tip-over and laceration hazards to the child. Some toys even contain lead. Are your children at risk?

How Work-Life Balance Can Prevent Injuries

There once was a time when employees would work the standard 9 to 5 day. They weren't available 24/7, including weekends. They didn't bring work with them on their vacations. Things are much different now. It is almost an expectation that an employee is available in an emergency and to work during vacations and holidays. However, studies show that this lifestyle is resulting in more work-related injuries and, therefore, more workers compensation claims.

Stay Off Facebook During A Car Accident Lawsuit

The digital age has ushered in new rules for personal injury cases. Defense attorneys are now using evidence from social media to discredit car accident and other personal injury victims. Such evidence has destroyed personal injury and workers compensation cases across the country.