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February 2019 Archives

Is it time for truckers to install side 'underride' guards?

Semitrucks are dangerous enough as it is, simply because of the size and weight of the vehicles. They're slow and lumbering and they crush everything in their paths, including most standard-size automobiles. To add to this risk, however, semitrucks sit high up off the road, so high up that the average vehicle will often get caught up underneath a semitruck in collision situations.

What happens after a concussion?

If you have concerns about a concussion, such as after a slip and fall or motor vehicle accident, you should seek immediate medical attention at a local emergency room. This is the only way to receive an accurate diagnosis and the necessary treatment.

Chronic tardiness may not be grounds for termination

West Virginia is an at-will employment state, which means that both employers and employees enjoy the freedom to end their working relationship at any time, for any reason that doesn't violate an existing contract or the law. That means that employers are generally free to fire you if you're chronically late or absent from work -- but there are important exceptions to that privilege.

West Virginia city adds discrimination protections

State laws vary regarding what are considered protected classes when it comes to workplace, housing and other types of discrimination. Sometimes, individual cities and municipalities implement laws to protect classes that state law doesn't. That was the case last month in Beckley.

A negligent driver could cause a car-pedestrian accident

While most drivers understand the importance of paying close attention to their surroundings, some people never think twice about what's happening around them. For this reason, they put other drivers, as well as pedestrians, at risk of an accident.

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