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August 14, 2010 auto accident tips,Personal Injury Law

Compensation for Injuries When Partly to Blame for a WV Car Accident?

On behalf of West Virginia’s Auto Accident Attorney, Logan, WV — If you’ve been injured in a car accident that is mostly another driver’s fault, you can still recover compensation for your injuries unless you are 50% at fault or greater. West Virginia has adopted the modified comparative negligence doctrine. Bradley v. Appalachian Power Co.,…

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January 7, 2010 auto accident tips,Safety Tips

How to Survive a Car Accident

Below is a helpful wikihow article that describes strategies to help avoid a car accident and what to do in the event that a car accident is unavoidable. The article also provides other miscellaneous safety tips including issues to consider when purchasing an automobile.

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December 10, 2009 auto accident tips,Personal Injury Law,Safety Tips

Cell Phones and WV Auto Accidents

Numerous studies show cell phones are a leading cause of car accidents. Despite the fact that West Virginia has no state-wide cell phone laws, there can still be serious legal consequences for driving in West Virginia while talking on a cell phone. For example, if you’re involved in a car accident and one of the drivers was talking on a cell phone, you may be able to present evidence of that fact to the jury. Evidence of that the driver was using a cell phone while driving may help prove the driver’s negligence and win your case.

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November 8, 2009 auto accident tips,Compensation for Injuries

Can You Recover Compensation for Car Accident Injuries in WV if You are Partly at Fault?

Do You Have a Claim if You’re Partly at Fault in a Car Accident?
Yes, unless you are 50% at fault or greater. West Virginia has adopted the modified comparative negligence doctrine… Under this doctrine, a claimant’s action is barred if his or her negligence equals or exceeds the combined negligence of all the other parties involved in the accident. If the claimant is less than 50% at fault, his or her recovery is reduced in proportion to his or her degree of negligence.

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