Thoughts from Jean Maxwell, Auto Accident Legal Specialist with 25 years of experience:
Federal prosecutors are pursuing criminal charges against eight individuals accused of scamming insurance companies through a fraudulent car accident conspiracy scheme in three counties: Harrison, Taylor, and Marion, in West Virginia. The charges involve various violations of federal law, including mail fraud charges.
Takata Corporation, a Japanese auto parts maker, has agreed to pay $1 Billion after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud for concealing a defect in millions of its airbag inflators.
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.
Woman Rushed to Hospital After Charleston, West Virginia Police Cruiser Crashes Into Vehicle
An elderly woman in Charleston, WV was hospitalized for injuries after her car was struck by a Charleston area Police Department vehicle. The officer driving was responding to an emergency burglary call, but had neglected to have his lights and siren on while exceeding the speed limit. This could have been due to a number of different legitimate reasons, but the end result was that an innocent woman was seriously injured and later died from those injuries.
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.
Tragedy struck Christmas shoppers in a small town in Iowa when a small truck crashed through the barriers and front doors of their local Wal-Mart, killing three and injuring two others. The driver of the truck was an older man, driving alone, and the preliminary investigation indicates that this was heart-breaking and tragic, but not intentional.
This is my first auto collision. What should I do about my medical bills?
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? This is where uninsured motorist coverage comes in.
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.