Motorcycle Accidents 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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Ronald McDonald House, Hoagy’s Heroes & Tabs for Tomorrow

What is one thing on which local businesses, churches, schools, bars, businesses, bikers, and families can agree?  The Ronald McDonald House! The Robinette Legal Group PLLC was pleased to welcome Hoagy's Heroes, a Motorcycle Non-profit group from Glendale, West Virginia and Tabs for Tomorrow as they presented approximately 337 gallons of aluminum tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown. Hoagy's Heroes and Tabs for Tomorrow enlisted the help of hundreds of West Virginians as [...]

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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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Motorcycle Helmet Bill Fails to Pass Senate | WV Motorcycle Law

Escape... Freedom... the wind blowing through your hair... not a care in the world... until you hit the loose gravel on the highway or one of our cursed West Virginia potholes. This week the state of West Virginia came close to passing a bill which would have repealed our current motorcycle helmet law. The bill failed in a 15-19 vote and was followed by a lengthy debate about safety vs. [...]

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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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PTSD After a Car Accident | Mental and Emotional Injuries

Emotional Injuries After a Motor Vehicle Collision After the trauma of a car accident, it is common for people to experience some degree of PTSD.  Many of our clients, after they have been injured in an accident, express a fear of driving or even riding as a passenger in a car driven by someone else. Those who have been injured as a result of someone else's mistake may be the most [...]

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WV Lawyer Explains | How Long Will I Have to Wait For a Settlement?

A common question I receive from clients is, "How long will it take for me to get a settlement?" If your injuries are minor, it can take just a few months to get your case settled. Insurance companies particularly require proof of your claim. We have to obtain medical records, employment records, expert reports, and those have to be synthesized and sent to the insurance company with the demand and that [...]

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Motorcycle Safety: Dress for the Slide, Not the Ride

Warm Weather is Motorcycle Weather in WV. Keep it Fun by Keeping it Safe! As a biker, you know you have all of the same rights as everyone else on the road. Even so, because you are less protected, you are more vulnerable to serious injuries. Motorcycle safety requires that you wear the right gear. The most experienced biker we know would tell you, "Dress for the slide, not the [...]

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Dress for the Slide, Not the Ride

Hoagy Carmichael, Long Distance Charity Rider Hoagy Carmichael is the founder of Hoagy's Heroes, a long-distance motorcycle charity ride organization established to fund children's charities such as A Special Wish Foundation and Children of Fallen Heroes, a charity designed to help children whose parents have died in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Hoagy has organized riders who have ridden over 800,000 total miles in support of Hoagy's Heroes and has [...]

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