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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Posted in Motorcycle collision on January 19, 2021

Operating a motorcycle takes different skills than driving a car. However, laws of the road apply to every driver just the same. A combination of consistent education, regard for traffic laws, and basic common sense can go a long way in helping reduce the number of fatalities involved in motorcycle accidents every year. It’s essential… read more

Three Ways Trucker Drivers can be At-Fault

Posted in Truck Accidents on January 14, 2021

As with all drivers, truck drivers have many distractions behind the wheel, including mobile phones, radio, and navigation systems. Truck drivers spend hours at a time on the road, often over the course of several days. Truck drivers may do this to satisfy outrageous schedules or to reach financial goals. The longer a truck driver… read more

7 Tips for Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

Posted in Truck Accidents on January 12, 2021

Living in north-central West Virginia, it’s almost impossible to avoid a tractor-trailer on interstates 79 & 68. It is no secret that tractor-trailer accidents are common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,602 people die in large truck crashes with 67 percent of these fatalities were occupants of cars and other passenger cars. While… read more

7 Safety Tips When Driving with a Baby on Board

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2021

It is not uncommon to worry about the safety of your baby when driving, especially with new parents. However, the inevitable anxiety can quickly interfere with your driving skills. To help make sure your baby is as safe and protected as possible, here are 7 safety tips that will help your drive safely and worry… read more

PTSD After Car Wreck

Posted in Car accident on January 5, 2021

Regardless of the severity of any accident, it can cause a great deal of distress for all parties involved. Whether you’re at-fault in the accident or suffered an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may find that trauma carries over after the accident itself, leaving you suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…. read more

Can a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Posted in Personal injury on January 1, 2021

Pre-existing injuries are wounds or health problems a plaintiff had before the accident on which an injury claim is based. If you get injured in an accident and wish to file a claim against someone for damages, you will need to consider whether your claim involves pre-existing injuries. If so, take steps to improve your… read more

What Is Additur and Remittitur?

Posted in Personal injury on December 28, 2020

At the end of a personal injury lawsuit in West Virginia, a jury will return a verdict either awarding a judgment to the victim or naming the defendant not liable. If the victim wins the case, the jury will award a certain amount of money in damages to make the victim whole again. Both the… read more

How Social Media Can Impact a Personal Injury Case

Posted in Personal injury on December 18, 2020

Logging onto your social media accounts and describing an accident may seem like a harmless interaction with friends and family members. It is common, however, for an insurance company to use a client’s social media activity as evidence against him or her during a personal injury claim. Be careful about what you put on social… read more

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

Posted in Car accident on December 7, 2020

If you get into a car accident in West Virginia, expect to receive a phone call from someone with the title of insurance claims adjuster as soon as the day of or the day after the crash. One of the things the insurance adjuster may ask for is a recorded statement. Do not give a… read more

Reasons for Insurance Claim Denials in West Virginia

Posted in Insurance law on November 30, 2020

You may not expect any roadblocks to obtaining insurance benefits for an accident or injury in West Virginia. Filing an insurance claim and following the agent’s directions should lead to a positive outcome. Unfortunately, insurance companies primarily want to save money. This can mean finding any reason to deny an insurance claim. Learn the most… read more