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Category: Car accident

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

West Virginia Diminished Value Claims

Posted in Car accident on April 22, 2020

After an auto accident, even if you pay for vehicle repairs, your car will not be worth as much as it was before the crash. A history of auto accidents diminishes the resale or trade-in value of your vehicle, no matter how much or how little the crash damaged your car. Fortunately, West Virginia permits… read more

How Much Is Your West Virginia Auto Accident Claim Worth?

Posted in Car accident on April 14, 2020

Filing an auto accident claim is one of your rights as a victim in West Virginia. A claim serves to reimburse you for the money spent on your recovery, including medical bills and vehicle repairs. Learning what your claim is reasonably worth can better prepare you for the insurance claims process ahead. Obtain your case… read more

Who Pays for Medical Bills After an Accident?

Posted in Car accident on February 28, 2020

Medical bills are often the most expensive part of an auto accident. A serious injury could force you to pay hospital fees and treatment costs for the rest of your life. The lifetime costs of a catastrophic or disabling injury could reach the millions. The average expense of a paralyzing spinal cord injury at the… read more

How Long Does it Take for an Insurance Company to Pay Out a Claim?

Posted in Car accident,Insurance law on February 17, 2020

It is normal as the victim of a serious accident to be anxious about when you will receive a settlement check. You may be struggling with the costs of medical bills and property repairs while trying to focus on healing. Unfortunately, waiting for an insurance company to fulfill its duty is a common part of… read more

Elderly Car Accidents

Posted in Car accident on January 31, 2020

There comes a time when many drivers can no longer safely or prudently operate motor vehicles. Natural declines in sight, hearing, motor skills, reaction times and other important skills due to aging can force a senior driver to hang up his or her keys. Unfortunately, some senior drivers are in denial about their inabilities to… read more

The At-Fault Driver Lied to Insurance About the Accident: What Do I Do Next?

Posted in Car accident on January 27, 2020

West Virginia is a fault-based insurance state. Tort laws state that the injured party must identify the party at fault for the collision before bringing a claim. It will be the at-fault party’s responsibility to pay for the victim’s damages. Unfortunately, drivers who cause accidents are not always honest about what happened. At-fault drivers may… read more

Shoulder Injuries From a Car Accident

Posted in Car accident,Personal injury on October 31, 2019

The impact of an auto accident could injure the nerves, tendons, soft tissues or bones in the shoulder. A shoulder injury could arise from impact with the seat belt or with other objects inside the vehicle, such as a steering wheel. Shoulder injuries can cause significant pain, as well as nerve damage and difficulty moving… read more