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How Can an Insurance Company Try to Reduce Your Compensation for Your Claim?

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 6:01 pm in Car Accidents.

How Can an Insurance Company Try to Reduce Your Compensation for Your Claim

After an accident where you suffered injuries and damages, you likely will want to file a claim with your insurance company to get coverage for your costs. If someone else was at fault, you’ll use their insurance policy to cover the bills for the damages that you suffered. You might think that this will be straightforward, and they’ll give you exactly what you’re owed, but that might not be the case.

More often than not, insurance companies will fight to protect their bottom lines, which means shorting you in the compensation that you should receive. Let’s take a look at the ways insurance companies will try to reduce your compensation for your claim.

Can You Sue Multiple Parties in a Multi Vehicle Crash?

Published on Jun 28, 2021 at 3:12 pm in Car Accidents.

Can You Sue Multiple Parties in a Multi Vehicle Crash

Being the victim of a car accident with only one other vehicle or only another object is hard enough. When there are multiple vehicles involved, it can make it even more complicated on every level. You might suffer from more injuries and damages, and you might not know who you can hold accountable for what happened to you.

With the help of a car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, you can feel confident that your claim will be as strong as possible. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your attorneys know what they’re doing—at our firm, we have experience handling all kinds of car accident claims and will make sure we take special care with yours.

How to Prove a Driver Was Under the Influence in a Drunk Driving Case

Published on May 14, 2021 at 4:33 pm in Car Accidents.

How to Prove a Driver Was Under the Influence in a Drunk Driving Case?

When you’ve been in an accident that you didn’t cause, you might be wondering who was at fault and what they did to cause your crash. If the other driver was under the influence, then the accident could have even more serious consequences than just the injuries and other damages that you suffered as a result.

An intoxicated driver needs to be held accountable for their negligent actions and the reckless decision they made. With the help of a drunk driving accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC on your side, you can feel confident that your case will be properly represented. You can know your rights will be protected and that the drunk driver will be held responsible for what they’ve done.

What Intersections in Charleston Have the Highest Crash Rates?

Published on May 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm in Car Accidents.

what intersections in Charleston have the highest crash rate

When you’re driving through Charleston, it’s important to know which intersections could be more dangerous than others. While you should be careful driving through any intersection, there are some with higher crash rates than others that you should be extra vigilant while driving through.

At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we’re here to keep you as safe as possible by bringing to your attention the intersections in Charleston with the highest crash rates. If you experience a crash and injuries at one of these intersections and the collision wasn’t your fault, then you could use the help of our car accident lawyer in Charleston.

Let’s take a look at the different intersections in Charleston, West Virginia that you need to be wary of while driving.

Can Passengers Receive Car Accident Compensation?

Published on Jan 7, 2021 at 2:33 pm in Car Accidents.

Driver and passenger in car

Car accidents have the capacity to hurt everyone involved—that includes the passengers of the vehicle who didn’t cause the collision and had no way of avoiding injury. Passengers might be wondering if they can still recover compensation for their injuries and other damages after a car accident. In short, the answer is yes.

When you’ve been in a car accident, whether the driver or passenger, and the accident wasn’t your fault, then you could recover financial compensation for the costs you’ve incurred. A car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help you add up what you’re owed and fight for your rights.

What to Do If You’re Feeling Back Pain After a Car Accident

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:34 pm in Car Accidents.

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When two vehicles collide, the drivers and passengers can all sustain serious injuries as well as property damage. The problem is that the stress that the accident puts on the bodies of the occupants can drive up adrenaline and put victims into shock, which masks any pain they might be feeling from injuries.

This can keep crash victims from seeking medical attention because they don’t think they’ve been hurt. When they finally do feel pain from the wreck, they might avoid getting treatment because they don’t realize it’s related to their accident, or they don’t think getting help would improve anything now. But really, the opposite is true.

After a motor vehicle wreck that causes injuries and property damage, you might need the help of a car accident lawyer to recover compensation for what you’ve suffered. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we will fully investigate your claim and use the police report, medical bills, and other documents to determine fault and how much you’re owed for your damages.

How to Overcome the Guilt of Causing a Car Accident

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 2:29 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car accidents are traumatic events. When one happens, it generally takes some time for those involved to realize what has happened. Vehicular damage and physical injuries are a real possibility—the latter of which should be attended to immediately. But, what about the emotional injuries? How does a person go about overcoming the guilt of causing a car accident?

The emotional stress of causing a car accident, even if you were only partially at fault, can take a significant toll on a person’s everyday life. Let’s take a look at the concept of guilt after an accident, trauma reactions, and what steps you can take to overcome guilt.

Steps to Take When Appealing an Insurance Decision After a Collision

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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As a responsible driver, you have auto insurance that, at the very least, meets the state minimum requirements. You may also have additional coverage or policies for specific situations. In the event you’re in a crash, you expect that coverage, or the coverage of the other driver, to take care of your expenses. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

When you file an auto insurance claim, an adjuster is assigned to your case. They will investigate what happened and ultimately decide what, if anything, you’re owed. In the event your claim is denied, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. Let’s take a look at why claims get denied and what steps to take when appealing an insurance decision after a wreck.

Who Determines Fault in an Auto Accident?

Published on Jul 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm in Car Accidents.

Smashed front headlight of car

As a responsible driver, you’re well aware of the risk of getting into a car accident. Unfortunately, there are a number of negligent drivers on the road who fail to follow traffic laws. In the event someone decides to drink and drive, drives while distracted, or disregards a traffic signal, they are at risk of striking another vehicle. If you’re injured in an accident, it’s important to understand how determining fault works.

How Often Do Highway Work Zone Accidents Occur?

Published on Jul 9, 2020 at 1:39 pm in Car Accidents.

Orange traffic cone on street

Drivers take precautions to help them drive safely and avoid accidents. When drivers remain alert, they can prepare for the road ahead. This could be avoiding an obstruction, merging lanes if a lane closes, and slowing down if they’re approaching a work zone. If a driver is reckless in a work zone, they can cause an accident. When a car accident results in injuries to you or a loved one, you can seek compensation for your injuries and damages. A Charleston car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help you with your claim.

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