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Are deadly truck accidents on the rise?

Many drivers might see a big rig on a West Virginia highway without thinking much about the consequences of a collision. What would happen if the trucker was texting or otherwise distracted? What would happen if the truck company hired a driver who had a history of accidents or traffic violations? Any of these factors...

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Truck safety groups want feds to require limiter devices on rigs

Truck safety groups pushing for speed limiters want the federal government to require the devices on big rigs to stop them from exceeding 65 mph, to reduce deaths and injuries from crashes. “Studies examining the relationship between travel speed and crash severity have confirmed the common-sense conclusion that the severity of a crash increases with...

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Attorneys Warn of Social Security Social Media Crackdown

If you have a social media account, it may be tempting to post pictures and other details regarding your activities. While it may get you a lot of “likes,” a post can do more harm than good, especially if you’re currently collecting federal disability benefits. That’s because the Trump administration has been devising a proposal...

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Hills, Mountains & Truck Accidents: West Virginia Attorneys Discuss

The area surrounding Charleston comprises hilly terrain, mountains, and winding rural roads. Navigating these areas can be challenging for any road user.   It’s not impossible for trucks to safely travel the rural roads in greater Charleston. However, doing so requires truck drivers to be experienced, attentive, and cautious. Additionally, the truck should be well maintained and the...

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Best Ideas to Avoid Sepsis: A Leading Cause of Hospital Deaths

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by an overactive immune response to an infection. When fighting off an infection, the body naturally releases chemicals into the bloodstream. This can cause a person’s blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels, resulting in damage to internal organs.   If sepsis worsens, septic shock can occur – which can lead to death....

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Smartphone Use Behind the Wheel Is A Growing Problem

Anytime you take to the roadways in West Virginia, you could be in the proximity of a distracted driver – or several distracted drivers. It is a growing epidemic on US roads. The riskiest form of distracted driving, according to research conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), is using a smartphone while driving. Some drivers are adept at hiding...

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West Virginia Attorneys Discuss Nursing Home Abuse Allegations

It’s every family’s worst nightmare – a loved one being cared for by a nursing home becomes a victim of abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse happens far more often than many people probably realize. That’s why it’s important to be prepared if you suspect something’s wrong. Residents of West Virginia were recently reminded...

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