Car Accidents Archives

Finding your New Normal after a Life-Changing Injury

Into each life, a little rain will fall. However, what happens if you – or a loved one is hit by a psychological equivalent of a tornado? If you or a loved one had a life-changing accident, getting back to relatively normal life can prove highly daunting. By definition, life-changing injuries are those that substantially interfere with one’s daily life’s activities. Some of these injuries, such as spinal cord injury, […]

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Car Accidents and Children: What you Need to Know

The thought of a child being injured in a car accident is a parent’s worst nightmare. Whether it is a teenage driver or a baby in a car seat, injuries sustained by a child can last for the rest of the victim’s life. Since the safety of your children is your main concern, it’s imperative to have information concerning children and accidents. Check on Your Child The first intuitive thing […]

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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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Beautiful on the Trees, Treacherous on the Roads: Be Ready!

It is a beautiful time of year when we wake up many mornings pleasantly surprised to see a fresh, clean blanket of snow highlighting the dull browns and evergreens of winter. You may enjoy the beauty of the snow, the peacefulness of the landscape, or the fun of playing in the snow, so there really is something for everyone when the winter weather comes. However, there is one point on [...]

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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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Could Artificial Intelligence Replace Insurance Claims Adjusters?

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Computer algorithms have been used for over a decade by insurance companies to evaluate the worth of auto accident claims.  Now, new developments in artificial intelligence (AI) may soon take over one of the most critical jobs in the insurance industry:  disaster damage and accident appraisal. Machine Learning Used to Evaluate Insurance Claims Machine learning is currently being used to train [...]

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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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How To Protect Yourself and Your Family From Irresponsible, Uninsured Drivers

What You Absolutely Need to Understand About Your Auto Insurance:  Uninsured UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage Video Transcript: Hello, I'm Attorney Jeff Robinette. I would like to discuss with you what insurance applies to automobile collision claims. First of all, in West Virginia, like most states, there are minimum statutory limits for liability coverage that are required by every motorist. This means that every driver and every vehicle on [...]

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The 7 Worst Things You Can Do After a Collision

Avoid these mistakes if you want to protect your car accident injury claim. Above all, don't lie about anything. Absolutely do not conceal any information related to your health or your case when speaking with your attorney. Do not exaggerate symptoms. Do not ignore doctor's orders. Do not sign a medical release or give a recorded statement without seeking legal advice. Be aware that your social media posts after the [...]

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New Breathalyzers May Help Prevent Drugged Driving in West Virginia

Detecting Drugged Driving in West Virginia Medical marijuana will become legal in West Virginia, come July 2019. Today, across the nation, recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and pot for medical use is legal in 29 states. And more states are likely to soon join these ranks as public support to legalize and decriminalize marijuana grows steadily. Even though use of marijuana for medical purposes in West Virginia will [...]

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