Posts tagged "Morgantown Car Accident Lawyer"

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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Safe Treads: How and When to Buy Tires

How to Buy Safe Tires Your tires may not be something that you think about every day, but most people rely on them to get them safely to their destination every day and get them back home every night. It can be a financial strain when tires wear out and it's time to buy new ones, and buying the cheapest tires available may be tempting. However, choosing the right tires [...]

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Whiplash and Neck Pain After an Accident

Causes and Treatments of Whiplash Every day there are thousands of car and truck accidents, and many injured people are taken to the hospital for treatment. We hear about broken bones, damaged organs, and terminal injuries, but we don't often hear about the less life-threatening and less visible injuries that can affect people more in the long term. One of the main injuries in this category is whiplash. While the injury [...]

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Police Cruiser Hit by Drunk Driver in Morgantown

Early Monday morning, a Morgantown Police Officer was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital after a vehicle ran into his cruiser while he was stopped at a red light in Morgantown, WV at the corner of Patteson Drive and University Avenue. The accident happened around 3:15 a.m. when the driver of the second vehicle was speeding and tried to turn onto University Avenue and crashed head-on into the Morgantown Police cruiser. [...]

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Insurance Issues When a Stolen Car Causes Injury or Death

Who is liable when a car is stolen and the driver subsequently causes a collision and causes injuries or death?  It is unlikely that the thief driving the car has any personal car insurance or assets.  So, how would an injured individual or family be compensated after the accident for medical treatments and any other related expenses like pain and suffering, lost wages, or personal losses after such a collision? [...]

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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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Top Five Mistakes Injury Victims Make Regarding Their Claim

Avoid these Mistakes to Protect Your Injury Claim: 1.  Don't misstate information:  Now, this point may seem obvious, but it is easy to overlook when you are under immediate pressure to give information about your injury claim. You may not have realized it at the time, but everything you have said about your injury claim will be scrutinized by those responsible for your injuries. The information you provided to the police officer, [...]

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Morgantown Injury Attorney Explains | What is Fair Compensation for an Injury Claim in WV?

What do I need to know about Personal Injury Claims in West Virginia? A common question asked by people who have been injured in accidents is “What is fair compensation for my injuries? Under WV law, an injured person is entitled to compensation for their medical bills (including future medical care), lost wages, and pain and suffering. There are some important things to consider before you speak with an insurance adjuster […]

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Ford Explorer Recall for Power Steering Defect

In May 2014, Ford Motor Company issued a recall for the 2011-2013 Ford Explorers for a defect in the power steering system. The affected vehicles may experience an intermittent connection in the electric power steering gear, which can cause a loss of the motor position sensor signal resulting in a shut-down of the power steering assist. If the SUV experiences a loss of power steering assist it will require extra steering [...]

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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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