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What to Do After Being Involved in a Rental Car Accident

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 12:07 pm in Car Accidents.

Rental cars are a great option for transportation when your car is in the shop, you’re on vacation, or traveling for a business trip. It’s likely, however, that having to deal with an auto accident involving the rental is the last thing you’re expecting.

If you find yourself dealing with a rental car crash, it’s important to know how to handle the situation. While dealing with the incident is often similar to what you would do if you were in a collision in your own vehicle, it’s important to understand the differences and how to follow protocol, so you can avoid unnecessary paperwork and confusion.

Burn Injuries: How Safe Is Your House or Apartment?

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 11:33 am in Personal Injury.

Fires are often unexpected and can cause severe injuries. If you don’t have fire safety measures implemented, this could risk getting injured from the fire. How safe is your house or apartment in case of a major fire? Here are some ways you can check to see how prepared your home is and how you can make it better protected in case of a disaster you may not anticipate:

5 Tips for Getting Your Car Repaired After an Accident

Published on Jan 23, 2019 at 10:24 am in Car Accidents.

Our vehicles get us where we need to go. When you lose access to your vehicle because of an accident, it can be difficult to determine how best to proceed. You may be wondering how you’ll pay for the repairs, whether or not the car is fixable, and what you’ll do until you have your car back.

If you’re in a situation where you’re waiting to get your vehicle repaired after a collision or need to start the process, there are a few ways you can expedite the process and make the waiting game a little easier on yourself and your family. Here are 5 tips to help you through the process of repairing your car:

What Happens When You Fall Due to a Spill at a Hotel

Published on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:00 am in Premises Liability.

Staying at a hotel should be an enjoyable experience. You expect the management to keep the place clean and safe. If there is a spill, staff members should clean it up as soon as possible, and if they can’t, then place a sign to warn possible hotel guests and staff that the area isn’t safe. When they don’t do these things, people can suffer from falls.

In the legal world, falling accidents that are caused by property or venue owners or workers who don’t prioritize the safety of visitors are referred to as “slip and fall” accidents. If you were a victim of a slip and fall accident in a hotel, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. First, let’s go over some basic information about falling accidents in hotels:

What You Need to Know About Trucker Blind Spots

Published on Jan 2, 2019 at 11:04 am in Truck Accidents.

It’s a common occurrence to drive alongside tractor-trailers on highways and local roads. Even though this is something many of us do every day, many motorists fail to realize the size of trucks’ blind spots or the dangers associated with traveling in one. Becoming familiar with the scope and locations of these areas can help prevent deadly accidents.

Locations and Dangers of Trucker Blind Spots

Commercial vehicles have large blind spots around all four sides. When passenger vehicles or motorcycles are in these zones, truckers cannot see them. This can quickly create a dangerous situation. It’s important to be aware of trucker blind spots, so you can drive responsibly around them. As a general rule, if you can’t see the driver in their mirror, it’s likely they cannot see you.

  • Front Blind Spot. This blind spot is directly in front of the truck and is caused by the engine. Depending on the truck’s design, the blind spot typically extends for 20 feet from the front of the vehicle. This blind spot is most dangerous for passenger vehicles who are merging in front of a truck. If the trucker does not see the vehicle or sees it but is unable to stop in time, the smaller vehicle could be run over.
  • Side Blind Spots. There are blind spots on the left and right sides of large trucks. On the left, the driver’s side blind spot extends for one entire lane, starting at the front right corner of the door. On the right, the blind spot is larger. It extends from the passenger door and out as far as 100 to 200 feet behind the truck. It spans across two lanes of traffic. These zones are especially dangerous during passing and turning.
  • Rear Blind Spot. Similar to the location in the front, the rear blind spot extends directly from the back of the truck. It extends for approximately 30 feet, depending on the design of the tractor-trailer. These zones become dangerous when traveling uphill and downhill when truck speeds vary the greatest.

How Is Partial Accident Liability Handled in West Virginia?

Published on Dec 26, 2018 at 5:29 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents are sudden, traumatic events that can cause injuries and damages that put your life on hold. When this happens because of the negligence of another driver, you can take legal action against them.

It’s also important for you to understand how car accident law works in your state. You’ll have a better idea of what to expect and what you’ll have to do to get a fair settlement.

Examining the Lesser-Known Implications of Car Accidents

Published on Dec 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm in Car Accidents.

When someone has been in a car crash, there are a number of concerns that automatically come to mind. Recovering from physical injuries and the consequences of taking time off work are common. But what about the lesser-known implications of auto collisions? It’s important to think about all the possible consequences so you can be prepped if or when they pop up. Let’s take a look at the implications that don’t automatically come to mind.

The Possibility of Delayed Medical Symptoms and Injuries

While many physical injuries are visible immediately following a wreck, there are some that could take days, weeks, or even months to appear. The most comm types of pain that are delayed after a car accident include headaches, neck pain, back pain, numbness or tingling, and abdominal pain. It’s important to seek medical attention right after a crash so you can be evaluated for injuries you might not see.

The Top Causes of Car Accidents in West Virginia

Published on Dec 5, 2018 at 4:24 pm in Car Accidents.

We learn from an early age that driving is a privilege. In order to earn and keep that privilege, we’re supposed to understand how to safely operate a vehicle, as well as abide by the road laws established by our state and federal governments.

Unfortunately, some drivers neglect their safety responsibility and choose to break those necessary laws. When they do, they’re choosing to put other people’s lives at risk. If you find yourself to be the victim in an accident, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Navigating the complexities of the law after a crash can be difficult. That’s where our Charleston car accident injury attorneys come in.

In order to be a responsible driver, it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with driving. Many of those risks are preventable. Let’s take a look at the top causes of car accidents in West Virginia.

How Are Medical Liens Handled in West Virginia Personal Injury Claims?

Published on Nov 28, 2018 at 9:51 am in Car Accidents.

Personal injury claims are supposed to help those who were wrongfully injured and suffered financial losses because of someone else’s negligence. However, the process can be difficult and take a long time.

For example, let’s say a distracted driver hit you in an auto accident. You had to go to the hospital, will need treatment, and can’t return to work until you’ve recovered. Before your settlement, you may be dealing with hefty medical bills depending on the extent of your injuries. In these moments, you need someone by your side. A dependable West Virginia car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC will stand up for your rights.

How Do You Prove Discrimination in the Workplace?

Published on Nov 21, 2018 at 3:55 pm in Employment Law.

As an employee, you have legal rights that outlaw discrimination in the workplace and prohibit unfavorable or unfair treatment based on a variety of established categories. Even with those rights in place, there were 84,254 individual charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2017.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, our West Virginia employment lawyers will fight for you. We understand how difficult it can be to pursue justice against your employer. We will do whatever it takes to get you the justice you deserve while making the process as easy for you as possible.

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