Living with a permanent disability can be extremely challenging. In addition to the physical limitations, people who are permanently disabled may also suffer mental anguish related to the lifestyle limitations that their condition may cause. This is especially true for people who have disabilities caused by a traumatic event like a car accident.
The millions of people who drive their cars every day probably know that the roads and highways throughout the country can be dangerous. Standard safety features like seat belts and air bags save countless lives each year. While engineers and manufacturers have made strides in building cars that better protect drivers and passengers from the damage of an accident, no mechanism can prevent a negligent driver from causing an accident.
Most West Virginians probably know someone who is involved with the coal mining industry. For as many as 200 years, workers have been mining the state's rich coal reserves. While coal mining is a notoriously dangerous industry, safety regulations have dramatically decreased the number of fatal mining accidents. Like any other workplace, however, safety regulations for coal mines are only effective where management and all of the workers make safety a priority.
Interstate 64 is a major transportation artery that runs though half of the country, including Charleston. Like other major highways, I-64 is filled with trucks carrying all kinds of different cargo throughout the Eastern U.S. Not surprisingly, the busy highway also sees its fair share of truck accidents.