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West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney | Our Stories

Video Transcript: Jeff Robinette: During The Great Depression, when my father was a boy, he broke his arm and the surgeon reset in an L position. And so, the doctor had to re-break it, but the surgeon did it wrong the second time. They went back and the doctor said, "If I break it again he probably will lose his arm." My grandparents went to see an attorney and they [...]

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Amusement Park Accidents | WV Personal Injury Lawyers

Carnival Ride Safety, Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities in West Virginia Many of us have heard in the recent news about the tragedy that took place at the Ohio State Fair. A man was killed and seven others were injured when a ride malfunctioned. These rides are designed to be thrilling or scary, but passengers are usually confident that they will be safe. As is seen in this case, however, accidents [...]

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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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The 7 Worst Things You Can Do After a Collision

Avoid these mistakes if you want to protect your car accident injury claim. Above all, don't lie about anything. Absolutely do not conceal any information related to your health or your case when speaking with your attorney. Do not exaggerate symptoms. Do not ignore doctor's orders. Do not sign a medical release or give a recorded statement without seeking legal advice. Be aware that your social media posts after the [...]

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New Breathalyzers May Help Prevent Drugged Driving in West Virginia

Detecting Drugged Driving in West Virginia Medical marijuana will become legal in West Virginia, come July 2019. Today, across the nation, recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and pot for medical use is legal in 29 states. And more states are likely to soon join these ranks as public support to legalize and decriminalize marijuana grows steadily. Even though use of marijuana for medical purposes in West Virginia will [...]

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Preventing School Bus Accidents in Monongalia County

School bus drivers have one of the most stressful jobs in our communities. They have been entrusted with the lives of our precious children to deliver them safely to school and back home again, and not always with the complete cooperation or obedience of the children on board. Every time we have a two-hour delay announced as a response to ice, snow, and cold weather, it comes to mind that it […]

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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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If You Drink & Drive, Luck is Not on Your Side | St. Patrick’s Day Safety

St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck, but luck can’t save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States, with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities, a day when 30-40% of vehicle accidents are caused by DUI. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend more than a […]

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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 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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