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What Can We Do to Prevent Accidents that Happen at Intersections?

Published on Jul 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm in Car Accidents.

Even though intersections are a common aspect of driving, many people do not handle them with the caution they should. Some intersections are simpler and only have yield or stop signs. Some are complex and have turning lanes, stoplights, or more than two roads. In fact, about half of all crashes occur at or around intersections. Most of these are side impact or T-bone collisions, which have a higher death rate than other crashes. Intersections are especially dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, as a speeding car might not see them until the last second. No matter what, car accidents at intersections take a toll on all of those involved.

What Can Happen When Whiplash is Left Untreated?

Published on Jun 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm in Car Accidents.

West Virginia’s rural roads cause a significant number of accidents due to mountainous terrain, winding roads, and poor maintenance by the state. Many car accidents in West Virginia as well as across the nation cause whiplash, an injury that affects 3 million people each year. A person gets whiplash during a collision when their head quickly whips from one direction to another. This causes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck to overstretch and hurt.

Adrenaline pumps through the body immediately following a car accident, and so any pain the victim should feel may be masked by the rush. A person might not even realize they have whiplash until hours or weeks after the accident.

What Are My Legal Options if I Elect to Not Seek Medical Care After a Car Wreck?

Published on Jun 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm in Car Accidents.

If you’ve been in a car accident, there’s a chance emergency services will show up at the scene. There are a number of reasons why you may decline to receive treatment. Maybe you feel fine, or you could be worried about the cost of medical bills. Regardless, it’s important to know that if you elect not to seek medical care after a car wreck, you could be putting your claim in jeopardy. While you still have the legal right to file a car accident injury claim if you do not see a doctor after an accident, it will be significantly harder to prove the relationship between the crash and your injuries.

How Do Pre-Existing Injuries Affect Car Accident Claims?

Published on May 23, 2019 at 10:36 am in Car Accidents.

A car accident has the potential to cause many serious injuries. In these cases, the person who was injured will file a claim and the insurance will pay for their losses like medical bills. However, this matter can get complicated if the person had pre-existing conditions. Insurance companies may scrutinize the claim because of the person’s medical condition before the accident, but the person was still injured because of another negligent person, and they deserve to hold them accountable for what they’ve done. A reliable car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC will make sure that your rights are represented.

We understand how a car accident can throw your life off track. When an insurance company is fighting back and trying to give you a settlement that will not help you, it can be scary because you’re unsure about your financial future. We’ve handled many car collision cases and know how to get favorable results for our clients.

The Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor After a Car Accident Injury

Published on May 8, 2019 at 10:36 am in Car Accidents.

When you’ve been in a car accident, your injuries can require a lot of care. You’re trying to do everything you can to heal and get back to your normal life as soon as possible. There may be some options you haven’t thought about, like visiting a chiropractor. They may be able to offer treatment that will help you. However, no matter the treatment options you pursue, recovering from a car accident can be expensive. This is why you need a skilled West Virginia car accident lawyer who will fight to get you the justice you deserve. DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC do everything we can to get you fair compensation for your accident.

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.

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