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How Much Sleep Do Truck Drivers Need–and How Much Do They Get?

Published on Apr 16, 2024 at 3:46 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck driving is a demanding profession that often requires long hours on the road, leading to questions about how much sleep truck drivers need to stay alert and safe.

Lack of quality sleep can lead drivers to distracted driving, speeding, and failure to follow traffic rules or Hours of Service regulations.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the recommended amount of sleep for truck drivers, factors that may impact their sleep quality, and strategies for improving rest while on the road.

Signs of Dehydration in a Nursing Home

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 3:11 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Signs of Dehydration in a Nursing Home

Proper hydration is vital to maintaining overall health and well-being regardless of age.

As we get older, our bodies lose some ability to retain water, leading to dehydration. For those in a nursing home, not receiving the proper hydration can lead to a variety of problems. Fortunately, if you spot these signs of dehydration in a nursing home early on, you can get the right help for your loved one.

What Happens When Your Lawyer Sends a Demand Letter?

Published on Apr 2, 2024 at 3:35 pm in Personal Injury.

What happens when your lawyer sends a demand letter?

If you have considered filing a personal injury lawsuit, sending a demand letter is one step in the process. These legal documents set the stage for negotiation. When the other party receives this letter, they will have a full outline of the extent of your injuries, their liability, and your demands for compensation.

So, what happens after the letter is sent? Let’s look at a few possible actions that can occur after the delivery of these demands.

What Not To Say to an Insurance Adjuster

Published on Mar 26, 2024 at 2:44 pm in Car Accidents.

About 95% of personal injury cases are settled out of court. One of the first steps in this process is talking to an insurance adjuster. These individuals will investigate the incident and reach a conclusion based on the evidence, including what you say to them.

When filing insurance claims, effective communication with the insurance adjuster can be the key to a successful claim. However, certain phrases can hinder the claims process and lead to delays or even denials.

You need to be mindful of what you say during your interactions with the adjuster to avoid making statements that could negatively impact your claim. Let’s take a closer look at some phrases you should avoid saying, along with examples of why they can be problematic.

How Often Do You Need To Have Your Vehicle Inspected in West Virginia?

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 5:41 pm in Car Accidents.

How often do you need to have your vehicle inspected in West Virginia

When you have a car, whether paid in full, lease-to-own, or anything in between, you’re required in every state to have it properly registered and get it inspected by a licensed state inspector. While most states have yearly inspection requirements, each state is different.

According to West Virginia law, all vehicles, including motorcycles, trailers, semi-trailers, and pole trailers registered in the Mountain State or displaying a temporary registration plate, are required to be registered and must be inspected and a valid inspection sticker or tag placed in clear view on the vehicle.

What Counts as a Hands-Free Device in West Virginia?

Published on Mar 5, 2024 at 3:52 pm in Car Accidents.

What counts as a hands-free device in West Virginia

As someone navigating the roadways here in the Mountain State, you’ve likely heard that using hands-free devices is permitted among drivers here. However, what type of technology actually falls into this category?

Below, we’ll share what counts as a hands-free device in West Virginia so that you can make sure you don’t end up on the wrong side of the law or become involved in a distracted driving crash.

What Are the Risks of Elective Surgeries?

Published on Feb 27, 2024 at 4:36 pm in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury.

All surgery has its risks, as any doctor will tell you, even surgeries that are considered non-essential.

Elective surgeries are those that you can schedule in advance. While most people consider “elective” and “optional” interchangeable, that isn’t always the case. Elective surgeries or procedures are often not optional but are usually not immediately necessary.

Put more simply, it’s a surgery you choose to have for a better quality of life versus a surgery you need for a life-threatening condition.

How To Request Copies of Your Medical Records in West Virginia

Published on Feb 13, 2024 at 3:55 pm in Personal Injury.

How to Request Copies of Your Medical Records in West Virginia

There can be any number of reasons a patient needs a copy of their medical records, from switching primary care providers or just wanting a copy to keep for their own files at home. Obtaining these records may be important to understanding test results or other details of your treatment plan. These records may also include doctor’s notes, medical test results, lab reports, and billing information, which might be needed at any given time.

According to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all patients have the legal right to request and obtain their personal medical records or those of anyone they have guardianship or power of attorney over. Additionally, the West Virginia legislature, specifically WV Code 16-29-1, also has provisions for patients’ rights regarding acquiring medical records.

How Often Should Windshield Wipers Be Replaced?

Published on Jan 30, 2024 at 4:02 pm in Car Accidents.

How Often Should Windshield Wipers Be Replaced?

Windshield wipers might not seem that important, especially in comparison to other auto parts like seat belts, brakes, and engines. But without properly functioning wipers, it can be hard to operate your vehicle safely. Understanding the basics of windshield wiper maintenance can help you protect yourself from accidents and related legal actions.

How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your Vehicle?

Published on Jan 29, 2024 at 3:41 pm in Car Accidents.

How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your Vehicle

The oil inside of your car’s engine plays a vital role in keeping metal parts lubricated, which prevents them from rubbing against each other. However, over time, engine oil will break down and transform from a smooth liquid into a thick gooey mess. If you don’t change the oil on a regular basis, it can clog the engine and increase the risk of serious damage to your vehicle.

How Often Should Engine Oil Be Changed?

You may have heard that you’re supposed to change your engine’s oil every 3,000 miles. However, that is largely outdated advice that only serves to help your local service station make more money. Generally speaking, you can go at least 5,000 miles before you need an oil change. Your owner’s manual will likely mention how often the oil should be changed as part of an overall vehicle maintenance schedule.