Pedestrian Accidents Archives

The Effects of Exercise on Recovery After an Accident

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise regimen. Fitness and Recovery After a Collision After you are involved in an accident, there are many issues that arise. You must deal with insurance, vehicle repair or replacement, financial issues, but most importantly, your health. Life goes on whether you are physically able or not, so your goal is to be back [...]

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Hit and Run in WV | Erin’s Law, Proposed Changes

In contrast to the many Senate and House Bills before the West Virginia State Judiciary Committee in this 2017 Legislative Session that threaten to undermine the legal rights of every West Virginian, there are clarifications and additions that we can agree with in House Bill 2099 as introduced by Delegate McGeehan to the Committee on the Judiciary. The purpose of this bill is to define the act of leaving the scene of [...]

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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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Hit and Run Accident on Stewart Street Results in Death

At approximately 2:30 a.m. January 17, 2016, officers from the Morgantown Police Department were called to respond to a reported hit and run involving a pedestrian on Stewart Street. It is not necessarily a crime to hit a pedestrian with your vehicle depending on the circumstances, but it is always a crime to leave the scene of the accident. With the passage of Erin's law, the penalty for leaving the [...]

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Rules of the Road for Motorized Wheelchair Users | Wheelchair Accidents and Injuries

Motorized wheelchair users in West Virginia have responsibilities, rights, and privileges similar to those of pedestrians. These conveyances can be legally operated on public sidewalks, park pathways, bicycle paths, rail trails, and in public buildings. While motorized wheelchairs (which are also referred to as motorized scooters or mobility scooters) should not be on public roads if there are any other options, they are allowed to cross at intersections just as pedestrians. They should only be [...]

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