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July 2016 Archives

Driving is routine, but a car accident is always a possibility

Driving is a necessary part of daily life for many people in West Virginia. People can get so used to driving frequently that they forget just how dangerous it can be. But the stark reality is that auto accidents cause tens of thousands of deaths in the United States each year, as well as many more serious injuries. Accordingly, drivers should always think about safety when they get behind the wheel of an automobile.

Are people in West Virginia at risk of exposure to asbestos?

Most people in West Virginia are likely aware of the terrible health effects of prolonged exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral found in soil and rock, and its fibers are very strong and heat resistant. Accordingly, asbestos once had many commercial applications, including use as insulation in buildings and homes. Likewise, a wide variety of manufactured goods like car brakes, roof shingles and flooring tiles used asbestos.

How common are violations of federal trucking regulations?

Commercial semi trucks are an important part of commerce in West Virginia. But these vehicles are extremely large and heavy compared to most passenger vehicles. Many are carrying hazardous materials. Thus, semi truck accidents are a major problem because they can cause severe injuries, death and tremendous damage to property.

Politicians come together to help spinal cord injury victims

When an accident leaves a person with a debilitating condition like a spinal cord injury, it usually changes the rest of their life. The injured person may not be able to do many of the things they could do before the injury. Even everyday tasks that were once routine, like bathing and getting dressed, can become challenging when dealing with a spinal cord injury.

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