Category Archives: Auto Accidents
Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus
Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that… Read More »
Backover Accident Claims the Life of West Virginia Toddler
The Los Angeles Times recently reported on a horrific accident, which took the life of three-year old Braxton Conley of Cottageville. The accident occurred on Thursday evening, October 12, as visitors to the family’s home were leaving and people thought the boy was indoors watching television. A driver, backing out of the driveway, ran over… Read More »
When Is the State Liable for a Crash Due to Unsafe Road Conditions?
West Virginia may be famous for country roads, but that doesn’t mean those roads are always safe to drive on. When you’re involved in an accident because road conditions are unsafe, who is responsible for your injuries and property damage? When is it possible to sue the state for damages? The first element an injured… Read More »
Wrong-Way Driving Causes Deadliest Highway Crashes
A crash on I-77 in West Virginia last March that took the lives of two women and two young girls was an apparent example of the most dangerous accident scenario of all: wrong-way highway driving under the influence. These circumstances are rare, but when they occur, the result is often a deadly head-on collision between… Read More »
Is a Tough Cellphone Law Behind WV’s Declining Collision Rate?
In 2013, West Virginia passed a tough distracted driver law that made it a primary offense for any driver to use a handheld cellphone or to engage in texting while driving. The law also made it a primary offense for novice drivers to use any kind of a cellphone. Fines were set at $100 for… Read More »
5 Safe Driving Tips for West Virginia’s Colder Seasons
The cold and wet is on the way here, and it’s about time to get ready for it. By being prepared, you can save yourself from car accidents, getting stranded, and more. Here are some tips to help you through the winter safely. Your car needs regular service, so get it done now. The worst… Read More »
What You Do Immediately After A Car Accident Matters
No one plans to get into an automobile accident. If the unexpected happens, you need to stay calm and collected and take certain steps to protect your rights. What you say and do right after the accident can affect your ability to receive all the compensation to which you are entitled, even if you are… Read More »