Health, Safety & Personal Injury Law Blog
Study Shows Workplace Injuries Contribute to the Increase in Suicide & Overdose Deaths: What Can Be Done?
Drug overdoses and suicides have been rising since 2000 and are major contributors to a recent decline in West Virginia’s life expectancy. The opioid crisis is a big part of the problem with a record 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017. Suicides have also increased by 30% from 1999. A recent study shows that there’s more…read more
Automakers are touting the benefits of crash prevention technology hoping to motivate potential buyers. While it’s true that safety features can mean a lower insurance premium and slower vehicle depreciation, do these new advances in technology really help prevent crashes? Research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says yes! Key Findings of the Insurance…read more
How to Help Keep West Virginia Kids Safe In Back to School Traffic We all know superheroes save lives, but so can you. Who is at risk and how can you save them? Over 125 children die each year in school-related crash fatalities, according to NHTSA. More school-aged children are killed from 6 a.m. to…read more
Electing to Not Wear a Seatbelt in West Virginia Can Cost You More than a $25 Fine Getting pulled over without a seatbelt in West Virginia will only cost you $25. Getting into a crash without a seatbelt can cost you everything. This year, an estimated 123 people in West Virginia will break this law…read more