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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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WV Senate Bill 277, Establishment of an Intermediate Appellate Court

SB 277:  Unnecessary, Unaffordable, and Wrong for West Virginia With the current legislative session now under way, tort reform advocates have stepped up their efforts to push through legislation that will benefit corporate and insurance industry interests. One such piece of legislation, SB 277, calls for the establishment of an intermediate appellate court. For many years this type of legislation has been rightly rejected for a host of valid concerns, [...]

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Paying Medical Bills After a Collision

This is my first auto collision. What should I do about my medical bills? What Should I Do About my Medical Bills?  How Can I Pay the Hospital and Doctor Bills? If you have private insurance, by all means, turn them in under your private insurance plan. The reason for this is because your private insurance plan will likely have a very high amount of payment options that are available [...]

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Insurance Issues When a Stolen Car Causes Injury or Death

Who is liable when a car is stolen and the driver subsequently causes a collision and causes injuries or death?  It is unlikely that the thief driving the car has any personal car insurance or assets.  So, how would an injured individual or family be compensated after the accident for medical treatments and any other related expenses like pain and suffering, lost wages, or personal losses after such a collision? [...]

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Can I be Compenstated for Lost Wages After an Accident? | Morgantown WV Car Accident Attorney

Just because you are not working does not stop the bills from piling up. A primary concern after any accident is how to pay living expenses and medical bills when you are off work recovering from the accident. West Virginia Car Accident Attorney Explains: Today's question is, "Can I collect my lost wages caused from an injury from an automobile collision?" And the answer to that question is "Yes, you [...]

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Morgantown, WV Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Robinette Named 2021 Super Lawyer

Morgantown, West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Jeffery Robinette has been selected from 2014-2021 as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff. Super Lawyers is a service that rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia is pleased to announce that Jeffery L. Robinette has been selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer for the category [...]

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Uninsured Driver Causes Fatal Accident, Faces Jail Time

What is the penalty for driving without insurance in WV? A West Virginia woman faces up to a year in jail for knowingly driving an uninsured vehicle in a crash that killed a 5-year-old Maryland girl. The uninsured driver rear-ended the vehicle in which the little girl was riding with her great-grandmother, causing the collision and tragic death of the child. The West Virginia Woman argued that she didn't know the [...]

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Which Options Do I Need to Purchase for My Car Insurance? Part 1

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Liability motor vehicle insurance is required for every vehicle driving on the road in West Virginia. State law requires insurance companies to offer automobile insurance coverage at minimum levels to every owner of automobiles so that theoretically every vehicle being operated on state highways has at least a minimum amount of liability coverage protection. Approximately one out of every six vehicles traveling on West Virginia [...]

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Which Options Do I Need to Purchase for My Car Insurance? Part 2

Medical Payments (Med-pay) Coverage for Motor Vehicle Insurance With all the available options when purchasing an auto insurance policy, it can be challenging to balance budget and economy with protection. In trying to save money, many people overlook the value provided by the purchase of medical payments insurance coverage (med-pay coverage). Regardless of who is at fault for the auto collision, this coverage pays for the cost of your necessary [...]

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