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Distracted driving in West Virginia

Distracted driving is a topic that has received a lot of attention in recent years. This is true in West Virginia as well as throughout the rest of the country. Over the course of time, different states have been creating laws to address this dangerous problem. West Virginia was not one of the first to take such action but finally did in 2013 according to Hands Free Information.

How serious is drunk driving in West Virginia?

Motor vehicle accidents are a sad reality of life that you and every West Virginia resident must contend with. While fortunately many collisions such as fender benders many be minor and not result in injuries or even property damage, there are a great many that do in fact result in serious consequences. The reasons for these accidents vary from driver distraction to fatigue and more. Impairment by alcohol is another all-too-common factor involved in car crashes. Just how many people are impacted by drunk drivers in West Virginia every year?

Proposed changes to state DUI penalties causes concern

Drunk driving has long been and continues to be something that claims lives and leaves too many people grieving the loss of loved ones unnecessarily. West Virginia residents have seen a variety of different laws concerning drunk driving over the years. Now, new legislation is making its way through both the State Senate and the State House of Representatives. These two bills are SB534 in the Senate and HB4525 in the House.

What is the difference between SSD and SSI?

Like other West Virginia residents who find themselves unable to work due to a disabling condition, you may need to learn what financial assistance is available to you in this situation. The Social Security Administration offers two different programs and understanding the difference is important as each one is intended for different needs.

Jury award made for pedestrian death

When a car accident happens in West Virginia, it is not only the people directly involved in the crash who are impacted, especially when an accident victim dies. Family members must struggle with the loss of their loved one and find ways to put their lives back together. Friends, neighbors, and colleagues must also fill the hole left by the deceased person. Even strangers who witness such accidents may have to deal with some level of trauma.

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