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How Does West Virginia’s Comparative Negligence Law Affect Auto Accident Settlements?

If you are injured in an auto accident that another person caused, you are entitled to recover damages to compensate for your losses. But what happens if the other driver is not entirely at fault? Suppose your actions contributed to the crash. Are you still able to recover compensation? All states have some version of… Read More »

Kaufman & McPherson PLLC Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a Four Years AIOPIA’S 10 Best in West Virginia For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of West Virginia’s Personal Injury Attorney Kaufman & McPherson PLLC as Four Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal… Read More »

Logbook Errors a Common Problem in Truck Accidents

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) places strict regulations on the trucking industry, and drivers’ adherence to those regulations must be recorded in logbooks. Truck drivers and the companies employing them are required to keep accurate records of the time drivers spend out on the road, where shipments are headed, and the total… Read More »

The Role of the Police Report in an Auto Accident Injury Claim

If you are involved in a car accident in West Virginia that led to injuries or property damage, it’s important for someone to call the police and have an officer visit the scene to write and file a report. This document can be helpful if you later need to seek compensation for medical costs, lost… Read More »

Negotiating with an Insurance Company for Fair Compensation

If another party caused significant injuries to you or a loved one in West Virginia, you may find you need to file a claim with an insurance company and deal with a claims adjuster. While these insurance industry professionals can seem very helpful, you must keep in mind that their job is to minimize the… Read More »

The Complexity of Truck Accident Injury Claims

If you get into an accident on West Virginia roads with a large commercial vehicle, such as a semi-truck, it’s important to understand that you and your attorney may need to deal with certain complexities not found in a typical car accident case. That’s because there may be multiple parties at fault for the crash,… Read More »

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 »