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July 2015 Archives

Should I Give the Other Insurance Company a Written Statement About my Accident?

After a car accident, the insurance company for the other driver is going to call you, likely with a young, friendly voice on the phone asking for a statement. They should identify themselves, what company that they are with and ask that you talk to them about the accident. They may ask such questions as How were you feeling that day? What was the weather like? Do you take any medications? Have you ever texted while driving?

What is the Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims?

When you get injured in a car accident, the clock starts running on how long you have to file a claim for injury. If you don't even know that you're injured yet because you're injured in a way that's not apparent until later, such as with concussions and some other head or spinal injuries, the clock begins when you discover your injury and learn that it was caused by your car accident, or when you should have known that you were injured, that can be the date of the accident

What is the Eligibility for Unemployment in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, employment for those not in labor unions is "at will," meaning in most workplaces, employees may be fired for any or no reason at all. Given that a firing may not mean fault on your part, how do you determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits in West Virginia?

How do I Make a Counter Offer to my Insurance Claim?

After an accident, the insurance company is going to do everything it can to get you to settle and settle quickly. By putting on the pressure, you feel like it's best to take their offer and you don't have time to research your options, including what an injury like yours may cost over time.

What Happens When a New Car is Totaled in an Accident?

Everyone who has ever bought a brand-new car has had someone tell them that it loses value the moment you drive it off the lot. It's true. But to many people, that one fact isn't enough to dissuade them from the joy of owning a car that's never been driven by anyone else. The period that you're "upside down" on your new car doesn't last long.