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What to Do When You Get in an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

In West Virginia, all drivers must carry a minimum level of auto insurance coverage of $25,000 for both liability and property damage. However, many people fail to carry this level of insurance, and some fail to carry any insurance at all. If you get into a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver on… Read More »

Properly Documenting a Slip and Fall Accident in West Virginia

If dangerous conditions on public or private property caused you to slip and fall, it is important to properly document the accident and your injuries in case you decide to consult an attorney to seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other damages. If you can do so safely, try to take photos of… Read More »

Failing Brakes and Faulty Tires Often the Cause of Truck Accidents

Because semi-trucks are large vehicles with many moving parts, trucking companies and owner-operators must be proactive with maintenance to ensure their rigs are safe for highway travel. Unfortunately, equipment issues such as failing brakes and tire blow-outs are the cause of nearly one-third of truck accidents in West Virginia and across the country. When a… Read More »

What Injury Victims Need to Know About Drunk Driving Car Accidents

When a drunk driver causes a crash, the process for injury victims to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages may be somewhat more complicated than that for a typical car accident case. That’s because driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is illegal, and the at-fault party is likely to face… Read More »

What Homeowners Must Do to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

Home swimming pools can provide a lot of refreshing fun during the hot, sticky summer months in West Virginia. However, pools can also be quite dangerous, and owners must take certain steps to ensure guests do not suffer serious injuries on their premises. The following are some key safety precautions for backyard swimming pools: Fences:… Read More »

What Regulations Must Truck Drivers Follow?

In an effort to improve highway safety and reduce truck accidents nationwide, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict regulations in place for the trucking and shipping industries. Many of these regulations stipulate how long truck drivers in West Virginia and across the country can stay on the road before taking a… Read More »

Texting While Driving Is a Persistent Problem in West Virginia and Nationwide

Most people carry smartphones and other mobile devices with them everywhere they go, keeping them connected to friends, family, and the latest news. But this nearly constant online engagement comes at a price, especially when drivers insist upon using these devices while behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,179 people… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »