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Fatal Car Accident on Fairmont Road near Morgantown, WV

A tragic beginning to a new school year: Two cars and five people were involved in a fatalhead-on collisionon Fairmont Road (highway US 19)in Monongalia Countynear the intersection with Sugar Grove Road at about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Highway 19 is a narrow, curvy, undivided highway with very limited shoulder room. At…

What to do After a Car Accident Causes a Head Injury

Car Accidents are a common cause of serious head injuries which may result in Traumatic Brain Injury. An auto collisioncould happen to anyone. Recently, just outside of Morgantown, WV, a car accident occurred on W.Va. 7 whenthe driver attempted to round the Wagon Wheel curve near Greer Limestone. The vehicle left the roadway,overturned, and came…

When Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is an Issue in a Car Accident Injury Claim

Posted On May 30, 2014 I Car Accident Injuries,Firm News

The followingis a situation relayed to us from a chat transcript our office recently received regardingunderinsured motorist coverage, or more accurately, the lack of it. All chats initiated on our websiteare confidential, so all personal details have been omitted: “I was hit by other driver when they failed to maintain their lane. I was driving…

West Virginia Car Accident or Work Injury: Coping with Chronic Pain

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.” ~ Aristotle The types of injuries which can occur as a result of acar accidentorworkplace accidentare varied, but the one factor which affects every injury victim is the problem of pain. People spend their lives seeking to avoid pain. When a…

Is Google Glass the Next Major Distraction for Drivers?

Will Using Google Glass While Driving Cause Collisions? Eight U.S. states including West Virginia are considering regulating the use of Google Glass, a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an eyeglass frame, while driving a motor vehicle. Law enforcement agencies, NHTSA, distracteddrivingsites such asDistraction.gov, and attorneys who specialize inpersonal injury andcar accident litigationresulting…

Permanent Paralysis May No Longer Be Permanent

One of the most devastating consequences of a motor vehicle collision, short of death, isspinal cord injuryresulting in permanent paralysis. Thanks to new research, there is new hope forcar accidentandmotorcyclewreckvictimsand their families. Experiments conducted by the University of Louisville and University of California have restored voluntary lower body movement to four men who were told…

It is Your Responsibility to Protect Your Legal Rights After a Collision

Posted On March 28, 2014 I Car Accident Injuries,Firm News,Personal Injury

Excerpt fromCollision Care, West Virginia Auto Injury Guide,by Jeff Robinette, 2012. When it comes to looking out for your legal rights after a car accident, motorcycle wreck, or truck collisionyou need to have the attitude you would have if you were seriously ill — get professional help.It is your responsibility, and no one else’s, to…

When You’ve Been Involved in a Multi-car Collision in WV

Posted On March 27, 2014 I Car Accident Injuries,Car Accidents,Firm News

Winter Driving Conditions Cause Multi-vehicle Accidents in West Virginia One of the beauties of West Virginia is its mountains and high altitudes. It looks like “almost heaven” from the windows of our homes, but once you get out on the roads, it can seem quite the opposite when snow, ice, and foggy conditions make driving…

Defects in Vehicle Design can Result in Serious Injuries and Death

Posted On March 19, 2014 I Car Accident Injuries,Firm News

Honda Recalls Odyssey for the Third Time in Less Than a Year An automotive part or system that fails at highway speeds can result in a catastrophic accident, causing serious injuries or death. Defects in a vehicle’s seatbelt, airbag, or fuel delivery system, brakes, accelerator, or engine system, are common culprits of these catastrophic injuries….

What is the Best Remedy for Lower Back Pain After an Accident?

Posted On February 23, 2014 I Car Accident Injuries,Firm News,Workplace Injuries

Early Treatment Including Physical Therapy Reduces Suffering for Patients with Low Back Injuries By Dr. Justin Deskovich, DPT, MPT, OCS, SCS CSCS, DAC of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Associates Morgantown, West Virginia Low back pain (LBP) affects up to 80% of Americans at least once in our lives with re-occurrence rates from 50% up…

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