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Category: Car Accident

Seatbelt Laws in West Virginia

Seatbelt Laws in West Virginia

West Virginia adopted its seatbelt law in 1983. Under this law, the driver and any occupant younger than 18 years old must wear a seatbelt in a vehicle designed for 15 or fewer passengers. There are exceptions for Postal Service...

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Eating and Drinking While Driving in West Virginia

Eating and Drinking While Driving in West Virginia

If you live or travel in West Virginia, you probably know that state law prohibits texting or using handheld phones while driving. But do you know whether the state’s distracted driving laws prohibit eating behind the wheel, too? No, it’s...

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Can You Still Make A Car Accident Injury Claim If You Weren’t Wearing A Seat Belt?

Can You Still Make A Car Accident Injury Claim If You Weren’t Wearing A Seat Belt?

If you were injured in a car accident in West Virginia, you could be entitled to file a claim against the driver who caused the accident. A successful claim could provide you with compensation for losses like medical expenses, lost...

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How to Obtain an Accident Report in West Virginia

How to Obtain an Accident Report in West Virginia

If you are ever in a car accident, you should immediately report it to the police if you are able to do so. When police respond to a car accident, they conduct a preliminary investigation and file a report that...

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Street Lighting and Car Accidents

Street Lighting and Car Accidents

Street lighting plays a critical role in helping prevent car accidents, even if it’s something most drivers don’t usually think about. Without adequate lighting, it’s much more difficult for drivers to see potential hazards on the road, road signs, other...

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Is West Virginia a No-Fault Auto Insurance State?

Is West Virginia a No-Fault Auto Insurance State?

West Virginia is not a “no-fault” state. If you have been in a car accident in West Virginia and filed an insurance claim, you may have been surprised by a request for evidence to back up your claim. West Virginia...

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The Truth About Minimum Liability Insurance

The Truth About Minimum Liability Insurance

Every West Virginia driver is required to carry a certain amount of insurance coverage to cover them financially in the event they are at fault for an accident. However, this minimum amount is often rarely enough to cover the total...

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Trials Start in Faulty GM Ignition Switch Case

Trials Start in Faulty GM Ignition Switch Case

In one of the largest auto recall cases in recent memory, General Motors now faces hundreds of lawsuits related to a faulty ignition switch installed in more than 30 million cars worldwide. Disturbingly, there is evidence that GM knew about...

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5 Dangerous Negligent Driving Behaviors

5 Dangerous Negligent Driving Behaviors

Some car accidents are caused by things outside of our control, but many others are the result of the negligent or reckless behavior of another driver. These accidents can cause major damage, and frequently leave victims with serious, life-altering injuries. If...

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What to Do After Getting in an Accident with a Drunk Driver

What to Do After Getting in an Accident with a Drunk Driver

Getting into an auto accident is a harrowing experience that can become even more complicated if you suspect the other driver is intoxicated. What do you do if you think alcohol is involved? If you are in a car accident...

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