Slip-and-fall accidents are all too common in West Virginia and all throughout the country. According to the National Safety Council, these accidents lead to nearly 9 million hospital emergency room visits each year. While older adults are at a greater risk, a slip-and-fall accident can happen to people of any age. Uneven walking surfaces or loose impediments on the floor are common causes of slips-and-falls.
Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer and many people use the long weekend to take road trips. Likewise, it is a popular weekend for friends and family to gather for one last summer party. Sadly, this usually means an increased number of deadly car accidents, many of which involve drinking and driving. Like all other states in the country, West Virginia has too many drunk driving accidents each year.
Most Charleston area residents do not worry about their safety when they go out to public places like restaurants, shopping malls or grocery stores. However, anytime a public place attracts a big crowd of people, the property owner or business operator needs to take some steps to ensure the security of their customers. For one local nightclub, inadequate security may be a concern after Charleston Mayor Danny Jones publicly scorned the establishment because of recent violence on the property.