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What Types of Permanent Injuries Most Commonly Result From Car Accidents?

Published on May 13, 2022 at 11:13 am in Car Accidents.

permanent injuries resulting from car accidents

The latest statistics published by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that at least 906 serious injuries occurred in motor vehicle crashes in West Virginia in 2019. There were at least 260 fatalities that same year. Those statistics mark a decline in both injury and deadly crashes over previous years. The state aims to significantly reduce occurrences even more by 2030.  

When many people are asked what types of injuries commonly result from motor vehicle accidents, they often point to recoverable ones, such as bruises, cuts or scrapes, concussions, whiplash, and broken bones. While the occurrence of these is certainly inconvenient, they’re unlikely to leave behind lasting reminders of what happened. Individuals who suffer more lasting, permanent injuries that result from car accidents may never have a chance to return to life as it was before their car crash.  

DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC to Sponsor Tournament to Benefit the EVAN Foundation

Published on Apr 22, 2022 at 11:55 am in In the News.

The law office of DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC is honored to sponsor a pickleball tournament to benefit The EVAN Foundation, an organization that supports families through childhood cancer diagnoses. The tournament will be held in Charleston, WV on May 21–22, 2022. DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC is especially grateful to attorney J. Timothy DiPiero for the level of skill and enthusiasm for the sport of pickleball he brings to our office.

Attorney Lonnie Simmons Argues Case Before West Virginia Supreme Court

Published on Apr 11, 2022 at 3:59 pm in In the News.

Once a year, the West Virginia Supreme Court visits the West Virginia University of Law in Morgantown. During its most recent visit on April 5, 2022, law students were given the opportunity to witness real cases as they were presented to the Supreme Court of Appeals. This annual tradition is an invaluable opportunity for law students to gain a fuller and more rounded insight into the importance of their chosen profession.

How Is Sleep Deprivation Linked With Medical Errors?

Published on Apr 7, 2022 at 9:54 am in Medical Malpractice.

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Getting enough sleep is essential to living a happy, healthy life. When we sleep, it allows our minds and bodies to recharge. The Sleep Foundation also reports that maintaining a healthy sleep schedule helps keep certain diseases at bay. Everything from thinking clearly and concentrating to processing memories hinges on being well-rested.

The average adult between the ages of 18 and 60 needs to get at least seven hours of sleep every night, although more is sometimes necessary to feel fully rested. Adults aged 61 to 64 ideally need anywhere from seven to nine hours a night.

What Common Road Hazards Cause Motorcycle Accidents?

Published on Mar 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.


When you first decided to purchase or operate a motorcycle, you likely received a lot of feedback from others expressing concern over your decision. They probably tried to give you advice that you were already planning to implement, such as always wearing a helmet, notifying other motorists of your plans to turn by making hand gestures, and protecting your limbs by keeping them covered.

What’s a Safe Driving Distance on the Highway?

Published on Mar 11, 2022 at 7:27 pm in Car Accidents.

What’s a Safe Driving Distance on the Highway
As a driver, you never expect the motorist in front of you to suddenly slam on the brakes while driving on the highway. But the simple fact is that you never know what the driver in front of you is going to do. Part of good defensive driving is making sure that you put adequate distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. This leaves sufficient room for you to react if an emergency arises.

So, what’s a safe driving distance on the highway? Read on to learn more about how to measure a safe distance between yourself and the car in front of you. If you have further questions about legal options following a car accident in West Virginia, reach out to the personal injury law firm of DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC.

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