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NHTSA Releases Mixed Findings on Traffic Accident Deaths and Injuries in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia

When it comes to the latest statistics on Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio car accident injuries and fatalities, there’s good news and bad news. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration recently released a revised edition of their latest “Traffic Safety Facts” publication, which tallies motor vehicle crashes and auto accident deaths throughout the nation.

Ohio motor vehicle accident deaths went up 5.7%, from 1,022 in 2009, whereas in 2010 there were 1,080 fatalities. Pennsylvania road fatalities rose by 5.4% in 2010, with 1,324 deaths—68 more than the previous year. In West Virginia, however, the news was better, with a 12% decrease in fatalities from car accidents, truck crashes and motorcycle wrecks overall, from 357 in 2009 to 315 the following year.

West Virginia personal injury lawyers at Recht Law Offices encourages all drivers in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio to always drive defensively, no matter what the statistics say. It only takes one distracted driver who is texting behind the wheel in Pennsylvania, a drunk driver in West Virginia or a sleepy truck driver barreling through Ohio to change your life forever.

Nationally, the report details accident statistics pertaining to everything from age to time of day. For instance, fatalities among motorcyclists 50 and older increased by 119, whereas motorcyclist fatalities for drivers under 50 declined by 84 deaths. Nighttime auto accident fatalities went down; of the 998 fewer fatalities in 2010, there were 857 fewer fatalities in nighttime crashes.

With our region’s mix of dense urban traffic zones and remote rural roads, drivers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia must be ready for anything: a passenger car head-on collision in town, a commercial truck jack-knife on a highway or an SUV rollover on a curving country road.

If you or someone you love suffered a car, truck or motorcycle accident injury, or a loved one died in an auto accident, contact the experienced, aggressive Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia personal injury attorneys at Recht Law Office. Call us today at 1-800-HURTLINE or complete the online contact form. We understand your pain and can put experience and resources to work for you.

Recht Law Offices

3405 Main Street

Weirton, WV 26062

Summertime Events in PA, WV and OH Can Mean Slip and Fall Injuries and Property Liability Risks

Warm weather is usually a time of fun and relaxation, but injuries occur that don’t happen during other times of the year. This is especially true around swimming pools. If you’re injured at a friend’s pool, a community pool or a hotel pool, the property owner’s liability comes into question. Anyone who slipped and fell near or into someone else’s pool should hold the pool and property owner responsible for any injuries, whether it’s a neighbor, the city or hotel owner.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, certain types of pools present different levels of accident risk. In its report, “Stay Safe In and Around Swimming Pools,” the CDC explains that portable or inflatable above-ground pools present a significant risk of drowning, particularly among boys under five years old. Because of the flexibility of these pools, the side of the pool can collapse and cause someone to slip and fall into the water and drown.

West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio personal injury lawyers at Recht Law Offices remind property owners with inflatable pools to apply the same safety precautions as for in-ground pools, including four-sided fencing and non-slippery surfaces around the pool edge. Children slipping and falling near pools is an especially common summer accident.

The CDC goes on to report that most kids from age 1 – 4 drown in private swimming pools. Considering that many property owners don’t remind kids to walk and not run near a pool, the statistic is not surprising. Puddles, slick paths and slippery tiles can make the edge of a pool or patio slippery and hazardous. If a property owner allows kids to run near the pool, the slip and fall risks increase exponentially.

There are so many wonderful Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia swimming areas. With water, however, comes danger. Be cautious when out having fun in the sun—especially if someone else owns the property.

If you or someone you love suffered a slip and fall pool accident injury, contact Ohio, Pennsylvania or West Virginia personal injury attorney Recht Law Office. Don’t wait. Call us today at 1-800-HURTLINE or complete the online contact form.

Recht Law Offices
3405 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062