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COVID-19 Status: The governor designated legal services as essential (we agree). Peyton Law Firm will continue operations by conducting telephonic meetings with clients as well as electronic communication. We are avoiding in person office conferences unless absolutely necessary. Our staff is on a rotating schedule to maintain social distancing but one member of our staff will be available from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. If you have a legal issue in these difficult times, don't hesitate to email, call or message us on Facebook. We are glad to help. We usually welcome walk-ins, but not at this time. Everyone stay safe and have faith we will return to normal. The WV Supreme Court and other local court systems have cancelled all non-emergency hearings through April 10.⚖️

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Drivers in West Virginia are accustomed to winter weather on the roads, but there are a few tips that they can keep in mind to stay safe. Sometimes, it seems as though winter weather can encroach upon an area with little warning. Fortunately, many vehicles have new technology to help in keeping the vehicle and driver safe while many drivers are able to carefully maintain control of the steering wheel while on the road.

Before getting on the road, drivers can check the local forecast to see if there is any winter weather predicted. Cars can be warmed before they are driven, but they shouldn't be left to run in an enclosed area to decrease the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If there is a storm in the forecast, then waiting for it to pass is often the best option. Some cities will alert drivers about roads that are impassable after a storm passes through.

Various components of the vehicle can be maintained so that it's safe to drive in winter weather. The brakes are an important part that should be monitored as well as the windshield wipers, lights, and tires. Antifreeze levels should be maintained to prevent the radiator and other components from freezing. Another part that can be examined is the battery as cold weather can begin to have an impact on its function in the winter.

In the event that an accident occurs while driving in winter weather, one might consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss compensation that could be awarded. Police reports and medical statements can be given to the attorney so that the proper settlement amount can be put together that includes medical treatments and lost wages.

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Peyton Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
2801 First Avenue
P.O. Box 216
Nitro, WV 25143-1602

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Phone: 304-755-5556
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