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Category: Car accident

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

What to Do If You Didn’t Get the Insurance Information of the Other Driver at the Car Accident Scene

Posted in Car accident on October 29, 2020

Auto insurance is proof that a driver can afford to pay for the costs of an injured victim’s medical bills and property repairs after causing a crash. In West Virginia, all drivers must carry minimum amounts of liability insurance for bodily injuries, property damages and uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents. If the other driver did not give… read more

Can I Be Compensated If I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident,Personal injury on August 26, 2020

Many car accidents are not as simple as one driver being 100% at fault for the crash. The average crash could involve the shared fault of two or more drivers, as well as third parties such as employers or vehicle owners. You are not alone if you believe you were partly at fault for your… read more

Who Pays for a Rental Car After an Accident?

Posted in Car accident on August 17, 2020

A car accident in West Virginia could disable your vehicle for days or weeks. While your car is in the repair shop or you look for a replacement vehicle, you may need to rent a car. If you did not cause the car accident, you should not have to pay for your own rental car… read more

What Information Should I Exchange After a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on August 5, 2020

You have certain responsibilities after a car accident in West Virginia. As a driver, state law obligates you to remain at the scene and exchange information with the other driver. If you fail to stop at the scene of a car accident – no matter how minor – and leave your information, you could be… read more

West Virginia Trailer Towing Laws

Posted in Car accident,Safety Tips,Trucking accident on June 30, 2020

Trailers are necessary for many people in West Virginia. People use trailers that attach to passenger vehicles for transporting animals, cargo, debris, vehicles, furniture, work tools and more. Attaching a trailer to a vehicle, however, comes with many important laws and safety regulations. Breaking these laws could lead to a weak towing connection, loss of… read more

Erin’s Law in West Virginia

Posted in Car accident on June 24, 2020

Hit-and-run auto accidents are especially devastating for victims. Not only did someone else negligently or recklessly cause the accident, but that person also avoided responsibility for damages by fleeing the scene. A hit-and-run could cause life-changing injuries without the victim being able to seek financial compensation for related medical expenses. Lawmakers in West Virginia are… read more

What Is Considered Property Damage in a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on May 31, 2020

Car accidents are common enough to be a matter of when, not if, for most drivers. In 2017 alone, over 300 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents in West Virginia. This was almost a 13% increase from the number of car accident deaths in 2016 (269). Car accidents can cause serious injuries and… read more