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Head-On Collision Causes, Compensation & Fault

Posted On May 31, 2023 I Firm News

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous and terrifying car accidents on West Virginia roads. Victims involved in these accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries and significant emotional distress, not to mention the heavy burden of mounting medical bills incurred as they try to recover from the accident. If you were injured in a head-on collision…

What Is the Stopping Distance of a Semi-Truck?

Posted On May 1, 2023 I Truck Accidents

A fully-loaded semi-truck traveling at highway speeds (i.e., around 65 miles per hour) can traverse the length of two football fields before coming to a complete stop. This long stopping distance is due mostly to their enormous size. The average commercial truck is much, much heavier than the average passenger car. They can weigh anywhere…

What Do Most Lawyers Charge for Handling a Car Accident Case?

Posted On April 12, 2023 I Car Accidents

When you first consult with an attorney to decide if you want them to handle your case, you should ask them about their fee structure. Most lawyers charge what’s known as a “contingency fee” for handling auto accident cases. At Robinette Legal Group, PLLC, we are ready to evaluate your case, explain the services we…

I have a lawyer, but I want to fire them. What can I do?

Posted On February 27, 2023 I Personal Injury

It is always best to try to work things out with your own attorney. You may think that because your lawyer hasn’t communicated with you lately, there is nothing going on. You may be surprised to learn that a great deal of research and discovery has been conducted on your behalf. If you have reasonable…

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 Morgantown personal injury settlement is not taxable. The official statement from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the taxability 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…

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…

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