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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

How Do Wrong-Way Highway Accidents Happen?

Wrong-way driving collisions at highway speed are the deadliest type of passenger car crashes because of the combined force of the vehicles bearing down on each other. In some instances, the opposite sides of the highway are divided by only a yellow line or a grass median without any barrier. Such roadways are vulnerable to… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »