One person has died following a head on style car accident in Lewis County on July 14, 2014. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department said a Ford F-250 was traveling south on Hakers Creek Road with a driver in a Chevrolet 1500 was traveling north near the Plantation Inn just after 6 o’clock in the morning. At that time, the driver of the Chevrolet 1500 was passing another vehicle when it collided head on with the Ford F-250.

According to reports, the driver of the Ford F-250 was unharmed and the driver of the Chevrolet 1500 was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger in the Chevrolet 1500 was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger who is injured or killed in a car accident usually has an easier case than a driver. This is because the passenger doesn’t have to prove liability as the passenger was not driving the vehicle. A passenger in an injury claim proceeds just like any other accident claim. One major difference, is that, depending on the facts surrounding the accident, the passenger could make a claim against the driver of both vehicles in a two car collision. The exception to this would be if one of the driver’s in the collision was not at fault.

In addition to filing a claim against the at-fault party, a passenger may be able to file a claim against their own insurance company. If the individual had insurance coverage for medical payment provisions then a claim should be made on this coverage to help with the early out-of-pocket up front medical expenses. In addition, many drivers carry underinsured motorist coverage. If the liability limits on the at-fault driver’s policy is less than the amount the claim is worth, the claim is underinsured. If the claim is underinsured, an individual who carries underinsured coverage should then make a claim on that coverage.

Navigating the insurance claims process after a car accident can be a difficult and stressful thing. Experienced personal injury attorneys can alleviate the stress and hassle of dealing with the insurance companies while also making sure your rights are protected and fair compensation is obtained. If you would like to speak with a West Virginia car accident lawyer, contact the Manchin Injury Law Group today at 304-367-1862.

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

  • Taylor Downs was easy to talk to (I do not speak the legal language well!) and was very upfront and honest about the entire process of my case. He kept me updated as the case progressed, and answered my relentless questions. The end result was a favorable settlement that I’m not sure could have been any better with anyone else. In short, go see Taylor if you have a case. Don’t be intimidated to go seek his help, he won’t blow your brains out with “legal speak”.


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    - TAYLOR G.

  • Efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly.


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Manchin Injury Law Group, Took care of me when I got into a car accident while I was pregnant. Very scary moment for a first time mom but thankfully Manchin Injury Law Group had my back and treated me great. They made me feel as if I was part of their family. My son is now 7 Months Old and very happy and healthy. I’m very thankful for them for helping me through everything and getting me what we deserved. I 100% would recommend them to anyone. If I ever have an accident again they will be my number 1 phone call!


  • The support given helped me to feel like I was included in my personal injury case every step of the way. I was informed about the entire process throughout. It was amazing how quick the turn around time was and I would definitely recommend Attorney Timothy J. Manchin to anyone!


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  • Excellent experience dealing with Manchin Injury Law. They were very responsive, professional and easy to talk to. I did my homework before I hired a lawyer after my accident and I am so glad I found Manchin Injury Law Group. If you are injured, give them a call!


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Kelly and Taylor did all the hard work so that I didn’t have to. They both cared about my circumstance and got me a nice settlement. Taylor knows what he is doing and I felt comfortable with my case in his hands.


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  • Such a great experience with Taylor and this firm. Thankful for their diligence and their work on our case. Thank you to all!


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  • My experience at the Manchin Injury Law Group was extremely positive, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a compassionate and experienced lawyer on their side.


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