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Category: Car accident

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

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