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How to Build an Insurance Bad Faith Case 

Posted in Insurance law on February 11, 2021

You should always count on your insurance company that they are making good on their promises according to the policy you pay for. However, insurance carriers can be notoriously difficult to deal with when a legitimate claim is made. Under the law, insurance companies are required to maintain good faith practices when dealing with their… read more

What Is Insurance Bad Faith?

Posted in Insurance law on February 9, 2021

Anytime an insurance company wrongfully denies a claim, they are acting in bad faith. The insurance policy between the insurance company and the insured is considered a contract that requires the company to act in good faith. Insurance companies often try to deny a claim for any reason they can or underpay for a claim…. read more

Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice Years After Treatment?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 8, 2021

Medical malpractice is a serious wrongdoing that injures and kills thousands of patients each year. In West Virginia, injured patients have the right to hold negligent physicians accountable for their actions. If a health care practitioner wronged you, you only have a limited amount of time to sue for medical malpractice.  Although in some circumstances… read more

The Differences Between Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2021

All responsible drivers have auto insurance to protect themselves when accidents arise. However, not everyone is as diligent. Thousands of people drive daily without car insurance. If you would happen to get involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you could be responsible for all medical costs as well as any vehicle repair. The Insurance… read more

Is West Virginia a One-Bite State?

Posted in Personal injury on January 29, 2021

When a dog bites, the victim may have legal recourse against the pet owner. West Virginia is not exactly a one-bite state, like many states, but it may use this rule in certain circumstances. A one-bite state only holds pet owners responsible for dog attacks if the dog has bitten someone at least one time… read more

7 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Posted in Motorcycle collision on January 21, 2021

With over 37 years of experience as motorcycle accident attorneys in West Virginia, we appreciate the many challenges and dangers motorcycle riders face while on the road. Because riders have no protective structures to their bikes, they are more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries when involved in a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic… read more

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 Safety Tips 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 from our West Virginia car accident lawyers that… read more