Car Accident Injuries Archives

Watch Out in Work Zones!

Sometimes it seems there are only two seasons:  Winter and Construction.  Road maintenance is never-ending, though when it is neglected, complaints are loud and continual. Waiting for the road crews to finish their jobs is frustrating, but our first thought should always be to protect the life and limbs of the road construction workers. DOH Worker Hit by a FedEx Truck in West Virginia Road construction workers are at constant risk [...]

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Should I Sign the Insurance Company’s Medical Records Release Form?

You've been involved in a collision, and the insurance company wants you to sign a medical authorization form in order to gain access to your medical records. What should you do? West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Explains: Keep in mind that if you sign a medical authorization, you give the insurance company adjuster access to all your prior medical records, and they will use these records to scrutinize your claim. There [...]

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The Injured Person’s Responsibility in a WV Lawsuit

A large part of the reason we exist as a personal injury law firm is to aid and assist the seriously injured and their families in obtaining the best possible settlement and outcome for their case. We do a lot, but we cannot do it all.  There are responsibilities which rest solely on the injured person and their family. First and foremost, seek appropriate medical treatment, follow doctor's orders, and keep [...]

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Can I File an Accident Claim if I Do Not Have Insurance?

What if I Don't Have Insurance?  Can I File An Injury Claim? The Insurance Information Institute estimates that in 2015, about 10 percent of West Virginia's drivers did not carry auto insurance. Are you one of them? If so, can you file a car accident claim seeking compensation for injuries, damages and losses if you don't have auto insurance yourself? This is a complex question with nuanced answers. What Are [...]

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Three Things You Need to Know Before Settling Your Injury Claim

Video Transcript: - Hello, I'm Attorney Jeff Robinette and I'm here to discuss with you a very important topic. Is it wise to settle your own personal injury claim? Now some of you will be speaking with an insurance adjuster as you're listening to this video and you're trying to decide whether or not it's wise to accept the settlement offer that is being made by the insurance adjuster. Well, [...]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

You have heard the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Well, when it comes to establishing property damages in a court of law, a picture is the most relied upon the type of evidence used by lawyers. Police officers know the importance of preserving evidence of an automobile collision, but often fail to do a thorough job. Even when they do obtain photographs, they don't always confirm [...]

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Safe Treads: How and When to Buy Tires

How to Buy Safe Tires Your tires may not be something that you think about every day, but most people rely on them to get them safely to their destination every day and get them back home every night. It can be a financial strain when tires wear out and it's time to buy new ones, and buying the cheapest tires available may be tempting. However, choosing the right tires [...]

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Roadside Accidents in West Virginia | WV Injury Lawyers

Accidents on the Shoulder of the Road or Highway Vehicles parked along the side of the road is a common sight. There are many reasons for a driver to pull the vehicle over including car trouble, phone calls, and health issues. When a vehicle is parked completely on the shoulder of the road, it should be safe, but accidents can always happen especially when a driver is not paying attention [...]

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Whiplash and Neck Pain After an Accident

Causes and Treatments of Whiplash Every day there are thousands of car and truck accidents, and many injured people are taken to the hospital for treatment. We hear about broken bones, damaged organs, and terminal injuries, but we don't often hear about the less life-threatening and less visible injuries that can affect people more in the long term. One of the main injuries in this category is whiplash. While the injury [...]

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Car Accident Insurance Fraud in North Central West Virginia

Federal prosecutors are pursuing criminal charges against eight individuals accused of scamming insurance companies through a fraudulent car accident conspiracy scheme in three counties: Harrison, Taylor, and Marion, in West Virginia. The charges involve various violations of federal law, including mail fraud charges. Typically these scammers stage a fake collision in a rural area and report the collision to the police. The vehicles have either been previously damaged, or they [...]

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