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Is West Virginia a No-Fault State?

Posted in Car accident,Car collision,Insurance law on February 4, 2019

After an auto accident in West Virginia, one of the first questions will be: who is at fault? Determining fault is a critical step toward obtaining compensation for your property damages and medical bills. In West Virginia, you cannot even file an auto insurance claim until you have determined who was at fault for your… read more

What to Do If You See a Drunk Driver in West Virginia

Posted in Safety Tips on January 31, 2019

Drunk driving is a leading cause of traffic-related deaths in the United States. If you suspect someone is driving drunk on a West Virginia road, first give him or her plenty of room, then call the police. Taking appropriate action can help prevent DUI accidents in West Virginia and potentially save lives. Identifying Drunk Drivers… read more

Tips to Prevent Winter Injuries

Posted in Safety Tips on January 18, 2019

Harsh weather, poor driving conditions, and increased risk of contracting contagious illnesses make winter a challenging time for many. This winter, our West Virginia personal injury attorneys want you to keep a few best practices in mind to prevent some of the most common winter injuries. Snow and Ice Hazards Snow and ice accumulation can… read more

Holiday Season Safety

Posted in Safety Tips on December 17, 2018

Our West Virginia personal injury lawyers know the holiday season is a busy time for hospitals and emergency rooms. As people hurry to Christmas shop, deck the halls, and celebrate the season, they often forget to prioritize personal safety. Preventing personal injuries this time of year takes awareness of some of the most common safety… read more

What Are Good Samaritan Laws?

Posted in Safety Tips on December 10, 2018

Being a good Samaritan is no longer just an ethical matter, but a legal one due to West Virginia’s Good Samaritan Law. Good Samaritan laws serve to protect bystanders who assist during emergency situations from liability. The goal of these laws is to encourage people to step in and help during emergencies, without fear of… read more

West Virginia Crash Fatalities Dashboard (2016)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2018

In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were 269 fatalities from 250 motor vehicle crashes. In contrast to last year, that is a staggering 50.6 percent increase. We wanted to take a closer look at this data, including investigating any underlying causes and factors that contributed to such a sharp… read more

Driving Drowsy Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Posted in Car accident,Trucking accident on October 24, 2018

Driving drowsy can be deadly. Many experts compare drowsy driving to drunk driving since both affect drivers in similar ways. Like a drunk driver, a tired driver can experience slowed reaction times, impaired judgment, and the inability to control the vehicle. Don’t underestimate the dangers of driving drowsy. Truck drivers and other motorists who engage… read more

What Are Common Defenses in Personal Injury Cases?

Posted in Personal injury on October 17, 2018

As a personal injury plaintiff in West Virginia, it’s wise to prepare for potential defenses other parties may use to escape liability. Learning the most common defenses in personal injury cases can help you craft a response strategy that will limit your own liability and maximize results. Working with an experienced West Virginia accident attorney… read more

6 Fire Prevention Tips You Need to Know

Posted in Safety Tips on October 8, 2018

In honor for Fire Prevention Week, the West Virginia personal injury attorneys at Manchin Injury Law Group want to remind the community preventing a fire often takes just a few simple steps and precautions. The more you know about fire prevention in your home, the safer you can keep your family and property. Autumn and winter come… read more

Airbnb Liability

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2018

Airbnb has become an extremely popular alternative to traditional hotels, motels, and hostels all over the world. While Airbnb offers travelers convenient and affordable alternatives to more traditional lodging, it also allows homeowners to make extra income by renting out their properties. While this seems like a fantastic new business model, there are many areas… read more