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Governor Justice Takes Additional Steps to Ensure Safety in Construction Zones Following Wrecks

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A recent multiple-vehicle car accident led to the death of a motorist on Interstate 64, the latest in a series of fatal traffic accidents occurring in or near construction zones along the Interstate between Putnam and Cabell counties.  Read on to learn about the accident and Governor Justice’s response, and contact an experienced West… Read More »

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Study Finds Phone Use Behind the Wheel Has Only Increased

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

More and more states are imposing increasingly-strict laws on behind-the-wheel phone use, and many experts argue convincingly that the increase in roadway deaths in recent years is due to inappropriate mobile phone use. Despite these facts, a recent study shows that mobile phone use behind the wheel has only become more common. Read on… Read More »

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Study Uncovers Rate of Drowsy Driving Crashes Higher than Previously Thought

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Safety researchers have conducted extensive research on the dangers of distractions from smartphones, as well as the lethal mix of intoxicating substances and driving. More and more, these researchers have turned their focus to the subject of the effects of sleep deprivation on driving abilities, and their findings have been troubling. A new study… Read More »

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Senate Considers Requiring Greater Safety Measures on Big Rigs

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Tractor-trailers, semis, and other large commercial trucks are bigger, heavier, and taller than just about any other vehicle on the road. These machines can do serious damage to smaller passenger vehicles when accidents occur. This makes it critical that truck manufacturers and carrier companies take all possible practical measures to make these mammoth vehicles… Read More »

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Staying Safe on West Virginia Roads when Wintry Weather Hits

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Navigating the roads and highways of West Virginia can be dangerous even when weather conditions are ideal. When the winter brings ice and snow to local roads, however, avoiding a serious car accident can become a major challenge. Below, you’ll find some tips on avoiding a major accident while navigating roads beset by winter… Read More »

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Brain Cells of Women More Susceptible to Concussions, According to Study

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When the head is exposed to sudden force or a blow from an object, accident victims may experience a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Concussions are the mildest and most common form of TBI. Until very recently, research on concussions focused almost exclusively on the brains of male subjects. In a new study focused… Read More »

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New Data Shows that Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its annual report analyzing the number and causes of fatal traffic accidents for 2016. For yet another year, the rate of fatalities has risen, and many experts point to rising mobile phone use as the cause. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that 37,461 people were… Read More »

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What are the Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries, and How Do They Affect Accident Victims?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Getting into a major motor vehicle accident or being injured in a slip-and-fall can not only affect how a victim’s body functions; it can also change the way they think and perceive the world. Injuries to the brain can vary greatly in effect and severity. Victims and their families should understand the full impact… Read More »

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The Dangers of Side-Impact Collisions

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

In a recent blog post, we shared some information with you about intersection accidents, including what you should know about the risk factors for these types of crashes and what you can do to prevent them. One of the most common types of collision to occur in an intersection is a side-impact crash. Keep… Read More »

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Car Crashes Disproportionately Likely to Occur in Intersections

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Turning left at a busy intersection that lacks a dedicated left-turn arrow can be a frustrating experience. When you feel impatient while waiting for a gap in oncoming traffic so that you can turn, it may be tempting to choose a smaller gap between cars than you normally would to make your move. This… Read More »

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