How Does the Probate Process Impact a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

August 29, 2023 | Wrongful Death

When a person loses their life due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another individual or entity, family members of the deceased may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. This process entails opening up the estate to the probate process. To be clear, the probate process is not exclusive to… read more

What is a Truck Driver’s Logbook?

August 22, 2023 | Truck Accident

Truck drivers are fairly stringently regulated at both the state and federal levels. One of those regulations revolves around the driver’s daily and weekly hours of service (HOS). A driver’s hours of service used to be recorded in a paper log book, where the driver was responsible for recording their driving time throughout the day… read more

Leading Causes of Car Accidents in West Virginia

August 15, 2023 | Car Accident

Vehicle accidents often lead to significant injuries and major property damage for residents and visitors to West Virginia. It is important to examine the leading causes of vehicle accidents so that drivers in this state understand what hazards to look out for, as well as tips for possibly modifying our own driving behavior. Speeding Traditionally,… read more

West Virginia Right-of-Way Laws

August 8, 2023 | Laws

Whether you are a veteran driver in West Virginia or somebody who has not driven a vehicle here for long, a refresher on the right-of-way laws for this state can help. Right-of-way laws help ensure vehicles understand the correct flow of traffic and help prevent serious accidents from occurring. Here, we want to review the… read more

Teen Driving Laws in West Virginia

July 31, 2023 | Laws,Safety

Learning to drive and receiving a license is a major milestone for teenagers in West Virginia and throughout the US. However, each state handles licensing requirements differently. Here, our Martinsburg accident lawyers want to review West Virginia law related to teenage driving, particularly focusing on obtaining a permit and a driver’s license. We will also… read more

How Long After a Car Accident Do You Have to Go to the Hospital?

July 24, 2023 | Car Accident

When individuals are involved in a vehicle accident, there may be injuries to contend with. Sometimes, these injuries are obvious and individuals seek medical attention right away due to the injury severity. However, there are times when individuals feel little to no pain at all in the immediate aftermath of an accident, and seeking medical… read more

Internal Injuries from Motorcycle Crashes

July 24, 2023 | Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists face more risks on the roadway than others, particularly when it comes to injuries that can occur as a result of a crash. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are much more susceptible to severe internal injuries that can result in significant long-term consequences. Here, we want to discuss some of the most common internal injuries associated… read more

What Do I Do After a Car Accident That Was Not My Fault?

July 17, 2023 | Car Accident

Getting into a vehicle accident is a terrifying experience, and the process can become even more confusing when it comes to determining fault. If you have been in a vehicle accident that was not your fault, there are various steps that you need to take to help ensure that you received the medical care you… read more

What is a Truck’s Black Box?

June 30, 2023 | Truck Accident

Just about every modern vehicle has some type of recording device inside that keeps track of the operation of that vehicle. For a commercial truck, there are multiple devices that record everything that happens with the vehicle. This includes engine functioning, mileage, actions the driver takes, and more. Here, we want to discuss what a… read more

Accidents With State Government Vehicles

June 27, 2023 | Car Accident

The state of West Virginia has thousands of vehicles. Just about every government agency in this state uses vehicles in some way. This includes not only the obvious agencies, such as police departments and other first responders, but also other agencies, including utility companies, code enforcers, parks and recreation departments, and more. Unfortunately, accidents involving… read more