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Category: Laws

Do I Need an Attorney for a Minor Car Accident?

July 23, 2021 | Car Accident,Laws

Vehicle accidents occur regularly in West Virginia. In many cases, these accidents lead to severe injuries for those involved. However, there are times when minor car accidents occur, leaving drivers wondering whether or not they should even bother reporting the incident, much less contact a car accident attorney. However, minor car accidents can lead to… read more

West Virginia Crosswalk Laws

May 24, 2021 | Laws

It is crucial for everyone in West Virginia to understand crosswalk laws and other laws related to pedestrian safety. Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable when they are in or around the roadway. The human body is not designed to withstand an impact from a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds moving at any rate of speed…. read more

West Virginia Lemon Law

April 29, 2021 | Car Accident,Laws

Anytime a person purchases a vehicle in West Virginia, they expect it to work as advertised. However, there are times when new vehicles have defects that cannot be fixed. When this occurs, consumers may qualify for various types of compensation under the West Virginia Lemon Law. Here, we want to discuss how the West Virginia… read more

Spoliation of Evidence West Virginia

March 30, 2021 | Laws

Evidence is going to be a crucial part of any type of court case in West Virginia. This is true for both criminal matters as well as civil court matters. Unfortunately, there are times when evidence is destroyed or altered, or when it vanishes altogether before the commencement of pending litigation. When this happens, it… read more

West Virginia Car Owners Obligations

February 12, 2021 | Laws

Vehicle owners in West Virginia have an obligation to others on the roadway. Technically, vehicle owners and drivers have many obligations, first and foremost of which is operating their vehicle safely. However, accidents do occur, and another important obligation is having vehicle insurance. Just like every other state in the country, drivers in West Virginia… read more

West Virginia Seat Belt Laws

December 31, 2020 | Laws

There is no doubt that seat belts save lives. Time and time again, studies have proven that those who wear seat belts are much less likely to sustain severe injuries or die when a vehicle accident occurs. Most people now realize the benefits of wearing a seat belt. Here, we want to discuss what West… read more

West Virginia Helmet Law

December 29, 2020 | Laws

Helmets save lives. Whether a person is riding on a motorcycle or a bicycle, wearing a helmet can help prevent severe traumatic brain injuries and death in the event a person is involved in an accident. Every state has unique laws pertaining to bicycle and motorcycle helmets, as well as laws pertaining to the use… read more

West Virginia Dashcam Laws

December 28, 2020 | Laws

When many people think of dashcams, they immediately think of police vehicles. Dashcams have long been used by law enforcement to record activities that take place while they are driving or during a traffic stop. However, over the last decade, dashcams have become more and more popular throughout the general population. These cameras host a… read more

Is Lane Splitting Legal in West Virginia?

September 25, 2020 | Laws,Motorcycle Accident

Lane splitting, often called lane sharing or lane filtering, involves riding between two lanes of traffic that are traveling in the same direction while riding a motorcycle. Lane splitting is illegal in the state of West Virginia, just as it is in every other state except for California. Any motorcyclist who is caught lane splitting… read more

West Virginia Car Seat Laws

July 21, 2020 | Laws

The number one priority of anybody who has a child in their car is keeping the child safe at all times. Doing so requires that adult drivers have a thorough understanding of the car seat laws in West Virginia. Car seats are proven to keep children safe in the event an accident occurs, but understanding… read more