Car Accident

  • Steps to Take When the Other Driver Denies Fault in a Car Accident

    Steps to Take When the Other Driver Denies Fault in a Car Accident

    Navigating the aftermath of a car accident someone else caused can be daunting in any circumstances. It’s particularly challenging when the other driver disputes liability. Knowing your rights and the essential steps to take in the aftermath of a crash with a driver who denies responsibility is critical now. Learn how to handle disputes in

  • West Virginia’s Hands-Free Driving Law And Distracted Driving

    Steering Clear of Distractions: Understanding West Virginia’s Hands-Free Driving Regulations

    As mobile phone usage and the operation of electronic devices by drivers have increased, so too have the risks associated with distracted driving. Acknowledging the dangers, West Virginia has enacted a hands-free driving law. Such legislation is critical in the efforts to minimize road accidents and enhance safety for all road users. The following analysis

  • Leading Causes of Car Accidents in West Virginia

    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,

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

    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

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

    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

  • Accidents With State Government Vehicles

    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

  • Seat Belt Injuries

    Seat belts save lives. Between the years 1975 and 2017, seat belts are estimated to have saved more than 374,000 lives, according to the National Safety Council. However, despite the increased safety that seat belts provide individuals, there are still times when seat belts themselves cause injuries. Here, we want to discuss the most common

  • Proof in a Distracted Driving Accident

    Distracted driving leads to a significant amount of injuries, fatalities, and property damage in West Virginia and throughout the US each year. Individuals affected by distracted driving should be able to recover compensation for their losses, but it is crucial to prove that the other driver was indeed distracted. Here, we want to examine the

  • What is Distracted Driving?

    When we examine information presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can see that driving distractions can be broken down into three main categories: visual, manual, and cognitive. Here, we want to examine what each of these types of distractions means, look at some data surrounding distracted driving across the country,

  • Who is Liable in a Single-Vehicle Accident?

    Individuals typically think of car accidents in West Virginia as incidents involving multiple vehicles. However, there are times when single-vehicle accidents happen. Even though it may seem like the driver of the only vehicle involved in an accident would be held responsible for the incident, there are times when third parties could be liable for