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Is the money I receive from a personal injury settlement taxable?

Posted On February 27, 2023 I Personal Injury

In the United States, typically, the money awarded in a personal injury settlement is not taxable. The official statement from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the tax-ability of personal injury settlements is as follows: “If you receive a settlement for personal physical injuries or physical sickness and did not take an itemized deduction for medical expenses related…

West Virginia Ranked Fourth-Safest State for Cyclists by New Study

Posted On February 23, 2023 I Personal Injury

According to a recent study conducted by Ice Bike, West Virginia currently ranks fourth among all 50 states in bicycle safety. With an average of only 1.05 deaths per 100,000 state residents, the bicycle fatality rate in West Virginia is 55 percent below the national average. The state has only reported 19 cycling deaths in…

Why Taking Pictures After an Accident Is Critical

Posted On January 26, 2023 I Car Accidents

Taking photographs after an accident is an essential step to recovering compensation for several reasons. Photo evidence documents vehicle damage and crash injuries, helping establish the extent of the harm you suffered. It can also show the accident’s cause and who is ultimately to blame. For more about the types of pictures, you should take…

Top 5 Mistakes Injury Victims Make Regarding Their Claim

Posted On January 11, 2023 I Car Accidents

Being involved in an accident is overwhelming. In addition to coping with your injuries, you may be dealing with a lot of paperwork and back-and-forth with the insurance company. Navigating the post-accident claim process can be complicated. Most accident victims also do not know that their actions can significantly affect their insurance claim and ability…

How to Get an Accident Report in West Virginia

Posted On January 5, 2023 I Car Accidents

If you suffer injuries in a car accident in West Virginia and someone else is to blame, you can file an insurance claim demanding they compensate you for the harm they caused you. A successful car accident claim requires evidence showing the other driver is responsible for the crash. One of the most critical pieces…

What Information Do You Exchange After a West Virginia Car Accident?

Posted On December 6, 2022 I Car Accidents

The aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming and confusing, particularly if you’ve been hurt. However, it’s crucial to remain at the scene of the crash until police arrive and get details from anyone involved in the accident. It’s a smart way to protect your legal rights – and it’s also the law in…

What to Do If You’ve Been in an Auto Accident Caused by Landslide or Debris

Posted On November 28, 2022 I Car Accident Injuries

Accidents caused by landslides or debris are concerningly common on West Virginia highways due to the state’s famous mountains and valleys. Falling rocks and debris can damage vehicles and seriously injure drivers and passengers, often leading to fatalities. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an average of 25 to 50 Americans are killed by landslides annually….

What You Should Know About Shoulder Pain After a Car Crash

Posted On November 11, 2022 I Car Accident Injuries, Car Accidents

A shoulder can severely impact your ability to do your job, perform everyday tasks, and even care for yourself. Not only are shoulder injuries from car accidents painful, but they can also take a long time to heal and are expensive to treat. If you suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident, you can…

Can I Sue If a Police Officer Caused an Accident in West Virginia?

Posted On November 3, 2022 I Firm News

Can I sue a police officer, police department, state agency, or city for damages if they caused an accident? When a public employee causes a motor vehicle collision, there are special laws that govern the liability of the State and political subdivisions. Generally, state agencies such as the Department of Highways are immune from civil…

Ambulance Crash Leaves Behind Extensive Damage in Charleston, West Virginia

Posted On November 2, 2022 I Car Accidents

A recent ambulance crash in Charleston resulted in extensive property damage. But thankfully, no one was injured. According to local news reports, the accident happened as the ambulance traveled along Kanawha Boulevard near the end of the Patrick Street Bridge. The Charleston Fire Department ambulance was not carrying any patients at the time. Charleston Fire…

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