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Category: Car accident

What Can You Do to Avoid a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on June 30, 2022

Your odds are relatively high of getting in a car accident as a driver in West Virginia. According to the State Highway Safety Report, 260 people lost their lives and 906 suffered serious injuries in automobile accidents in 2019 alone. Car accidents happen daily in major West Virginia cities, such as Charleston and Huntington. Fortunately,… read more

Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

Posted in Car accident on June 27, 2022

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Though these accidents may occur in limitless scenarios, some causes of West Virginia car accidents are more common than others. Being aware of the top causes of car accidents in your state and city can help you be on… read more

5 Reasons to Photograph Injuries

Posted in blog,Car accident,Injuries on January 18, 2022

Every car wreck is stressful – even when the property damage is minor. When a crash causes injuries, it is easy to panic and nearly impossible to still your nerves and remain calm. It is important to remember though, that your actions in the aftermath of a collision may affect your ability to make a… read more

Trucking Accident – Who’s at Fault?

Posted in blog,Car accident,Car collision,Personal injury,Truck Accidents,Trucking accident on December 10, 2021

West Virginia has 549 miles of interstate and 37,277 miles of public roads. Commercial truck drivers from all over the country use these roads. Unfortunately, every year approximately 5,000 trucks are involved in fatal collisions.  Over half of West Virginia’s truck collisions involve carriers who operate out of state, so filing an accident claim becomes… read more

Aggressive Drivers Can be Extremely Dangerous

Posted in Car accident,Car collision,Distracted driving,Injuries,Uncategorized on November 29, 2021

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses to endanger other persons or property.” Any unsafe driving behavior, performed deliberately and with ill intention or disregard for safety, can constitute aggressive driving. Examples of aggressive driving behaviors include: Speeding in heavy… read more

How to Spot a Drunk Driver on the Road

Posted in Car accident,Safety Tips on October 29, 2021

Driving under the influence is one of the most prominent dangers facing drivers in West Virginia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,142 victims lost their lives in traffic accidents involving intoxicated drivers in 2019 alone. This equates to about 28 deaths every day. You may be able to protect yourself from getting… read more

Common Injuries in a Rear-End Collision

Posted in Car accident on September 3, 2021

One of the most common types of car accidents in West Virginia is the rear-end collision. In this type of accident, the front of one car collides with the rear of another. A rear-end collision can cause a variety of injuries. If a rear-end crash involves a large truck, the truck may roll over the… read more

Can I Be Found Liable If My Car Is Rear-Ended in a Crash?

Posted in Car accident on February 26, 2021

It is a common assumption that the rear driver is always at fault in a rear-end collision. While this is often the case, liability is not automatic – nor is it guaranteed to fall to the rear driver. Instead, a thorough investigation of the crash is needed to determine fault and causation. Contrary to popular… 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

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