Category: Car Accident

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

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

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

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

Seat Belt Injuries

May 29, 2023 | Car Accident,Personal Injury

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… read more

Proof in a Distracted Driving Accident

May 19, 2023 | Car 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… read more

What is Distracted Driving?

May 10, 2023 | Car Accident

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,… read more

Who is Liable in a Single-Vehicle Accident?

March 27, 2023 | Car Accident,Laws

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… read more

Who Is Liable in a Sideswipe Accident?

March 20, 2023 | Car Accident,Laws

Understanding liability after an accident occurs is crucial, particularly for those who need to recover compensation for their injuries or property damage expenses. However, figuring out liability after a sideswipe accident can be challenging due to the nature of the incident. There are various ways that these accidents occur, and a thorough investigation needs to… read more

Who Is Liable In a Construction Zone Accident?

March 17, 2023 | Car Accident,Laws

Construction zones crop up regularly on and around roadways. Even though government entities and construction companies typically take reasonable measures to ensure driver safety, there are times when accidents occur. In some cases, these accidents can occur due to the negligence of other drivers, but liability could fall to a construction company or a government… read more