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Category: Car accident

How to Request a Car Accident Report

Posted in Car accident on July 29, 2019

A car accident report is an official law enforcement document recounting the details of your crash. In West Virginia, the law requires you to report a car accident if it causes $1,000 or more in damages, personal injuries or deaths. When you report a crash to 911, one or more officers will visit the scene,… read more

Lost Wages After Car Accident

Posted in Car accident on July 15, 2019

If you work with an attorney during a car accident claim in West Virginia, he or she will most likely bring up the topic of lost wages. Lost wages are a category of economic damages many crash victims have the right to seek during an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Ignoring the topic of… read more

West Virginia Cell Phone Laws

Posted in Car accident,Distracted driving on July 9, 2019

Cell phones evolved from being convenient methods of communication to holding our whole lives in a single device. Schedules, pictures, social media, internet, schoolwork – all are accessible through what we now call smartphones. With all of the features that smartphones tote, it isn’t hard to see that they could pose a huge distraction. This… read more

Charleston Car Accident Statistics

Posted in Car accident,News on May 14, 2019

In recent years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in total traffic fatalities in the state of West Virginia. In 2016, there were 269 fatalities, up from 268 in 2015. In 2017, there was a total of 303 of traffic fatalities. West Virginia saw nearly a 12.64% increase in traffic fatalities… read more

What Do Car Insurance Adjusters Look for?

Posted in Car accident,Insurance law on April 15, 2019

After a car accident, you will have multiple conversations with a representative from your insurance company. Most of the conversations will involve an insurance adjuster. However, many people are unaware of the function of an insurance adjuster, and still more are unsure regarding what to say to the adjuster. Before speaking with your insurance company,… read more

What Should You Do After a Minor Car Accident in West Virginia?

Posted in Car accident on April 1, 2019

The moments after a car accident in West Virginia can be confusing, stressful, and even full of panic. You likely just experienced a physically jarring experience that caused damage to one of the most valuable possessions you own. It can be difficult to determine what actions you should take after a minor car accident. Minor… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

Posted in Car accident,Car collision on March 29, 2019

After a car accident involving a driver making a left turn, most people tend to assume the driver making the left turn is always at fault. However, determining fault in a car accident is complex and often not straightforward. This discussion of left-hand turn accidents will outline some instances in which the turning driver bears… read more

What Not to Say to an Insurance Adjuster

Posted in Car accident,Insurance law,Trucking accident on March 1, 2019

If you have recently experienced a car accident, one of the first things you likely did was report the accident to your insurance company. After all, the insurance company works for you, right? While this is partially true – insurance companies exist to ensure you are able to receive compensation for property damages and injuries… read more

Can I Sue for Whiplash?

Posted in Car accident,Car collision on February 18, 2019

Whiplash is a type of neck injury commonly incurred in a car accident. A whiplash injury arises from a rapid back-and-forth motion of the head and neck during a rear-end collision. This motion can tear and injure the ligaments in the neck and back, causing pain and other symptoms. If a rear-end collision or other… read more

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