Sometimes it seems there are only two seasons: Winter and Construction. Road maintenance is never-ending, though when it is neglected, complaints are loud and continual.
A large part of the reason we exist as a personal injury law firm is to aid and assist the seriously injured and their families in obtaining the best possible settlement and outcome for their case.
What if I Don't Have Insurance? Can I File An Injury Claim?
The Insurance Information Institute estimates that in 2015, about 10 percent of West Virginia's drivers did not carry auto insurance. Are you one of them? If so, can you file a car accident claim seeking compensation for injuries, damages and losses if you don't have auto insurance yourself? This is a complex question with nuanced answers.
You have heard the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Well, when it comes to establishing property damages in a court of law, a picture is the most relied upon the type of evidence used by lawyers. Police officers know the importance of preserving evidence of an automobile collision, but often fail to do a thorough job. Even when they do obtain photographs, they don't always confirm the quality of the photographs --- and sometimes they simply lose them. The best way to preserve such evidence and damages to your (and their vehicle) is for you or someone with you to snap as many photos as are required to get all the damages identified. Don't overlook debris on the road and skid marks, since that is important evidence as well.
How to Buy Safe Tires
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.
Causes and Treatments of Whiplash
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.