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How West Virginia Attorneys Prove Liability for a Personal Injury

When you or a loved one suffers a personal injury due to the actions of someone else, you will want to seek compensation to cover the costs of medical bills, lost time at work and other damages. To do this, your attorney will need to determine the party at fault for an accident in a […]

What You Do Immediately Following a Car Accident Matters

No one plans to be in an automobile accident and when one happens, common reactions are shock and disorientation. If the unexpected happens to you, however, you need to keep your head and take certain steps to protect your rights. What you say and do right after the accident can affect your ability to receive […]

Safe Driving in the Mountains

It’s that time of year when drivers flock to the mountains of West Virginia to soak in the beautiful fall foliage. It’s also the time of year when auto accidents in the mountains become more prevalent. Many people lack experience driving in the mountains and are confused when they face the unique conditions that exist […]

Truck Crashes into Train, Kills One and Injures Others

A truck driver recently died on Cheat Mountain when his truck slammed into a train. The train was carrying passengers who were touring in the mountains to view the fall foliage. More than 60 people were transported to a nearby hospital in Elkins, with several sustaining serious injuries. When a dramatic collision like this one […]

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in West Virginia

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes due to traffic accidents. These types of crashes are on the rise, and the most common causes include: Using unmarked crosswalks. Although drivers are legally responsible for safely operating their vehicles, pedestrians increase their […]

Driver Leaves Scene of Charleston Hit and Run Accident

Accidents happen every day, but when two cars recently collided in Charleston, the driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene. Officers who arrived shortly afterward pursued the vehicle and arrested the driver. This recent incident illustrates a scenario that is all too common after car crashes. A hit and run accident occurs when […]

Cloudy with a Chance of an Accident?

Weather and inclement conditions often underlie accidents. Commonly, poor weather leads to driving conditions that increase risk of fender-benders and serious automobile accidents in West Virginia. Cold weather also increases hazards, including the following: Residential fire — Candles left burning and poorly situated space heaters can quickly lead to a fatal fire. Poorly maintained furnaces […]

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy riding for many reasons, not the least of which is the undeniable appeal of having the wind in your face on the open road on a warm spring day. Nevertheless, traveling on a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving or riding in a car, not only because motorcyclists lack the protection […]

5 Things to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

We have all heard it before —accidents happen. However, sometimes they don’t just happen but are the result of another’s negligence or careless disregard for your safety. When you are injured under these circumstances, it’s time to seek the advice of a skilled personal injury lawyer. Qualities you want in a personal injury lawyer When […]