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Three Things to Consider Before You Settle a Personal Injury Case

It can be difficult knowing what to do after you've been injured. Likely, once the party you believe is at fault knows you are talking to an attorney, you may suddenly feel pressure to settle your case out of court. But what does that mean?

Wrongful Death Resulting from an Automobile Accident

When a person dies in a car accident because of another person's actions, there are people who may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the driver who caused the accident. It is important to understand what a wrongful death claim is and who may bring one. It is also equally important to know who can and cannot be sued for wrongful death.

What is Compensation for Pain and Suffering?

You may know that if you get into an accident that isn't your fault, or is at least less than 50 percent your fault, you can recover damages from the person who injured you. This includes money to cover doctor bills, medications, hospitalizations, surgeries, physical therapy, and even lost wages or lost future earnings.

How do I Get a Police Report Amended?

The police report is a key aspect of any accident settlement, since insurance companies rely on the police assessment of the accident in order to determine fault. In you live in a fault state like West Virginia, then fault is how it's decided who will pay for the accident. So what happens when you disagree with what the police report says?

What Is The Child Passenger Safety Program?

It's always a little nerve-wracking to be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that contains children. No one wants to make an error or mistake while driving that results in an injury to a child. Passenger safety is a growing concern among parents and those who govern our great state. Not only is keeping children safe on West Virginia's roads a priority of West Virginia drivers, it's also a priority of the State of West Virginia, specifically the Child Passenger Safety Program (CPSP), part of the Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP).