If you lost a loved one in an accident, you are not only dealing with significant emotional trauma, but you are also likely dealing with financial losses and other hardships as well. An unexpected death never affects just one area of life, but it can impact various areas in multiple ways.
The ankle is made up of three bones, a tendon and a joint capsule called the synovium. The tibia is what makes the inside of the ankle portion of the anklebone whereas the fibia makes up the outer part of that bone. The ligaments and tendons in the ankle hold the joint together. When a West Virginia resident slips and falls, it is possible to injure the bones, joint or tendons.
Many West Virginia motorists have likely come across accidents involving large trucks. In an attempt to improve overall safety on the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established standards for new truck driver training. The rule setting the standards was finally enacted later than expected due to delays resulting from the Trump administration's regulatory review.
Trucking companies and semi-tractor trailer drivers in West Virginia and around the country may be wise to check that their vehicles are properly loaded before setting out between June 6 and June 8 as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that cargo safety will be the focus of this year's International Roadcheck safety blitz. The nonprofit group organizes the annual initiative to protect road users from unsafe trucks and buses, and the results of previous efforts indicate that federal inspectors will order thousands of dangerous commercial vehicles off the road during the 72-hour-long event.
A recent study that examined statistics on auto accident fatalities for children 15 and younger found that West Virginia had the fifth-highest child mortality rate per 100,000 children at 2.16. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Harvard and UT Southwestern Medical Center, identified the South as the region with the highest number of child traffic fatalities. From 2010 to 2014, the years of the study, 1,550 children in the South died. The Northeast had the lowest death rate with 189 fatalities.