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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Personal Injury Protection and West Virginia Insurance Requirements

Personal injury protection (PIP) is a common coverage option auto insurance providers offer. It covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages in the event of an accident. The major benefit of PIP coverage is that it pays out claims regardless of who was at fault for a crash. As a result, however, an… Read More »

Half of Young Driver Accident Fatalities Involve Marijuana or Alcohol

According to a study led by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, 50 percent of young drivers who died in car accidents were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana. The researchers looked at fatal accident statistics from nine states, including West Virginia. Between 1999 and 2011, there were 7,191 fatal accidents in… Read More »

Pedestrian Safety in West Virginia

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, pedestrian deaths make up 14 percent of the total traffic deaths in the United States. As more Americans choose to walk or run for transportation or exercise, more pedestrian accidents occur. Pedestrians suffer a variety of injuries in collisions with vehicles As can be expected, when a… Read More »

How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Case

The statistics speak clearly: driving while distracted is dangerous — almost as dangerous as driving intoxicated. However, the direct effect driver distraction can have on your personal injury case is not always so clear. The fact that the other driver was distracted leading up to your accident is almost always a very strong factor in… Read More »

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Traveling on a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving or riding in a car, not only because motorcyclists lack the protection of an automobile, but also because many car and truck drivers pay little attention to motorcycles. Even collisions that would be fairly minor if they occurred between two cars can cause serious injuries… Read More »

What Can I Do If I Was Injured In A Workzone Accident?

Road construction ahead. Be prepared to reduce speed. You have seen the signs and perhaps dread the orange barrels. Yet we love well-maintained highways that make it easy to travel to our various destinations throughout the state. Although inconvenient, the West Virginia Division of Highways must employ workers to repair roads during the daytime out… Read More »

Ban On Cell Phone Use While Driving To Become Primary Law

Automobile accidents can happen to even the safest of drivers. The more time we spend on the road, the more likely it is that we will get into an accident. While some accidents cannot be prevented, an alarming number of recent accidents were completely preventable and were due to the same cause: distracted driving. Distracted… Read More »