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Highest Rated Auto Repair Companies in West Virginia

February 28, 2020

Is maintaining your car really that important? The answer is yes, in so many ways. Drivers of cars both old and new will do best if they take the time and effort to keep up with regular maintenance. Not only does this care for your car extend your car’s life,…

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2019 United States Car Accident Statistics: Reckless Driving vs. Driving While Intoxicated

January 30, 2020

Accidents happen each and every day throughout the country. This makes sense when you consider that there are an estimated 143 million cars on the roads daily commuting to and from work. There are approximately 6 million accidents that take place each year in the U.S. and 90 lives will…

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How to Stop Texting While Driving

November 29, 2019

You have heard that it is dangerous; you know it is even illegal in many areas. Texting while driving is a form of distracted driving that has serious repercussions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017 there were more than 3,000 lives claimed during traffic accidents…

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Why are Male Drivers More Vulnerable to Car Accidents?

October 14, 2019

Most adults have had multiple discussions on whether male or female drivers cause more car accidents. While these conversations typically begin as a joke among friends, they often turn into heated debates. So, you are probably still wondering if males or females are responsible for more accidents. There are many…

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How to Overcome Your Teen’s Objections to Wearing a Seatbelt

September 20, 2019

Teenagers, as newly licensed drivers, lack broad driving experience. As a result, teen drivers are more likely to make mistakes and get into accidents. Car crashes are the leading cause of death, as well as one of the top causes of injuries, for teen drivers across the country and in…

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You Were Injured in an Uber Crash: What Now?

May 23, 2019

As of today, Uber is estimated to have more than 110 million users. Over 15,000 drivers use their personal vehicles to offer Uber rides in 785 cities around the world and at more than 500 airports. Uber alone offers over one million rides every day and accounts for 70% of…

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November 26, 2018

On November 19, 2018, 20-year-old Jeffrey Hawkins was driving to work when his pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer. Health Net and emergency crews from Doddridge County and Harrison County responded immediately by racing to the accident scene on Route 50. When they arrived, the pickup truck was already engulfed…

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October 2, 2018

WILLIAMSTOWN PIKE SHUT DOWN AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT On September 30, a motorcyclist and a driver were involved in a collision on Williamstown Pike near Veterans Memorial Park. Reports from the Wood County Sheriff’s office and the Wood County 911 center reported that there were 2 people riding the motorcycle…

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January 29, 2015

West Virginia has a drug problem. And Harrison County may be as bad as anywhere in the state. Police across the state have noticed one of the consequences of that drug problem – more and more people are driving under the influence of drugs.http://www.wowktv.com/story/27968336/tri-state-sees-an-increase-in-drugged-drivers Most people hear “DUI” and think about…

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January 5, 2015

At Goddard & Wagoner PLLC, we represent injured people throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Our firm has settled wrongful death cases in Ohio and West Virginia, and statistics are not encouraging about the safety of Ohio roads. According to the Insurance Journal, Ohio traffic deaths increased in 2014. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/04/351633.htm. If…

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