• West Virginia Right-of-Way 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

  • Teen Driving Laws in West Virginia

    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

  • Loss of Consortium Claims

    When that person sustains a catastrophic or fatal injury, this can have a profound impact on family members. When a personal injury or wrongful death claim is filed, if the individual was harmed due to the negligence of another, the victim or family members may be able to recover something called “loss of consortium damages.”

  • Reasonable Person Standard

    The reasonable person standard is an important aspect of personal injury law. If you have never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit or an injury claim with an insurance carrier, this “reasonable person standard” may seem slightly confusing. Any type of legal terminology can be confusing, but having it broken down into simpler terms

  • 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

  • Who Is Liable in a Sideswipe Accident?

    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

  • Who Is Liable In a Construction Zone Accident?

    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

  • Who Is Liable in a Head-On Collision?

    Head-on collisions often result in catastrophic injuries for those involved. There are various ways that head-on collisions occur, and determining liability is essential so that crash victims can recover compensation for their injuries and property damage losses. Here, we want to discuss the complex liability issues revolving around West Virginia head-on collisions. How Head-on Collisions

  • What are Punitive Damages?

    When a person sustains an injury caused by the negligent actions of another individual or company, they will likely be able to recover various types of compensation. Usually, individuals think of economic and non-economic damages, the kinds of compensation that pay medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. However, punitive damages may also

  • What are Compensatory Damages?

    When a person sustains an injury caused by another individual or entity, there is a good chance they will be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, exactly what types of compensation are available if an injury claim is successful? Here, we want to review compensatory damages. These are the types of damages that