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October 2017 Archives

Property damage following a car accident

Occasionally, we all roll the dice and come up with snake eyes. Sometimes you just can't avoid a problem, and events like car accidents are one of life's surprises. If you suffer property damage as the result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to recover the costs of the damage.

New legislation would enforce sleep apnea rule

Truckers in West Virginia and the rest of the nation may soon be subject to new criteria regarding sleep apnea tests. Even though the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated that it would withdraw a rule related to the updated screening criteria and treatment regulations for obstructive sleep apnea, Democratic members of the House and Senate have taken action to compel the agency to resurrect work on the rule.

Caution equals greater safety when driving near large trucks

Getting stuck behind a large truck on a West Virginia highway can frustrate drivers, but impatient attempts to pass the commercial vehicle could cause an accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 68 percent of the people who died in crashes with large trucks in 2014 were the occupants of passenger vehicles.

Slow drivers present problems for others on the road

People who drive under the speed limit can cause as many accidents as fast drivers. If individuals drive at a slow speed in the left lane, other drivers may hurry around them. This action can result in a serious crash. Every state, including West Virginia, has its own laws regulating speed on highways to prevent traffic jams and accidents.

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