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Tips for Reducing Stress After You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Collision

Published on Apr 17, 2019 at 10:21 am in Car Accidents.

When an unexpecting driver is in a serious collision, the first matter to deal with is their physical injuries. While emergency medical services will ensure they get the care and treatment they need, there are other matters that will need to be addressed. Many people don’t realize the emotional toll a car accident can take. Crash victims often have a hard time readjusting to life after the crash, especially if they sustained serious injuries or the crash resulted in the death of a loved one.

If you find yourself dealing with the ramifications of an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to understand how to reduce your stress. This will allow you to focus on what matters and move forward.

West Virginia Auto Insurance Laws

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 9:34 am in Car Accidents.

As a motorist in West Virginia, it’s important for you and every other driver to understand your state’s auto insurance laws. While this subject can get confusing, there’s a chance people will be better drivers when everyone knows the laws and requirements of their state because they’re more informed. In the event you’re ever in a car accident, you’ll know that you’re following the law and what you need to do to protect your claim. Let’s look at what basics your insurance needs to have in West Virginia.

How Can We Improve West Virginia’s Roadways?

Published on Mar 27, 2019 at 9:04 am in Car Accidents.

Thousands of automobile accidents happen on West Virginia’s roads every year. Lives are needlessly lost, and families have to find ways to pick up the pieces and move forward. There are ways, however, that we can improve the safety of our state’s roadways – at the individual and governmental levels. In order to become a better driver, however, you first have to understand why there are so many issues on the road to begin with.

How to Dispute Liability After Being in a Car Accident

Published on Mar 20, 2019 at 10:22 am in Car Accidents.

A car accident is a terrible experience to go through. After the shock of the accident is over, you may find that you’ve sustained injuries or your car has significant damages. You may not know what to do next or how your future will look after the crash. One of the best things you can do is protect your rights with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC understands how difficult this time can be and can help you get the justice you deserve. Injuries from a car accident can possibly need hospital care or home care, and could have a long recovery time. If this prevents you from working, then this situation can be the source of a lot of stress. Our Charleston lawyers are well versed in car accident law and we know how to show that you weren’t at fault for the accident and that your injuries were the result of a negligent individual.

What Happens When Someone Hits Your Parked Car?

Published on Feb 27, 2019 at 11:34 am in Car Accidents.

Returning to your car only to realize its been hit can be a frustrating and stressful situation. Tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures every year. While a number of those collisions result in injuries and fatalities, a significantly higher number result in property damage to a parked car whose driver is not present. It’s common for claims to spike around the holidays because more people are out and about shopping; however, your parked car could be hit anywhere.

Filing a claim for an accident for which you weren’t present for can be confusing, which is why our attorneys are here to ensure you receive the compensation you need to repair your vehicle and continue on with your everyday tasks.

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.

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:

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.

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