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Category: Car collision

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

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

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? (2021)

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

More Fatal Car Crashes Are Being Linked to Drug Use

Posted in Car collision on August 6, 2018

According to a new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, more drivers involved in fatal collisions are testing positive to drug use. Some believe using marijuana or opioids make them a better driver. As the United States is facing an opioid epidemic and the legalization of marijuana, this study raises a big concern for… read more

Top 7 Car Accident Lawsuit Questions

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on December 13, 2017

We find that most of our clients have similar questions. Here are seven frequently asked questions we are often asked concerning car accidents. 1) How do car accident investigations work? After any car accident, there is an investigation. Investigations can be done by police, insurance companies, or lawyers. Police officers will create an accident report… read more

Holiday Drunk Driving

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 27, 2017

During this holiday season everyone looks forward to family gatherings, socializing with friends, and office parties. This is a time where some people get a chance to cut loose and celebrate more than normal. They have a few more drinks and hop on the road to make it home. Since very few people work on… read more

Travel Safety: Thanksgiving Day

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is all about having family time, eating turkey, watching football, and sharing stories; but it can come with some surprising dangers. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of car crashes. According to the American Automobile Association, over 40 million Americans will… read more

Rear-End Car Collision

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 9, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA is constantly working towards making school buses safer. Even though students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely by riding the bus compared to taking a car, accidents still occur. Getting behind a school bus can cause drivers unexpected delays on their morning commutes…. read more