Health, Safety & Personal Injury Law Blog
July 13, 2012 • WV Trucking Accidents
On behalf of West Law Offices, Charleston, WV — Due to heavy rain and slippery roads, 15 wrecks occurred this morning in Southern West Virginia, including a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 77 near the Sharon exit. The tractor-trailer jackknifed in the northbound lanes of the West Virginia Turnpike, shutting down all northbound lanes and one southbound…read more
September 23, 2011 • Safety Tips
CHARLESTON, WV – Search is underway for a vehicle involved in a car wreck that killed 25-year old William Zachary Hudnall. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, at about 1 a.m. on Monday night, Mr. Hudnall was traveling east on Interstate 64 near Cross Lanes, West Virginia, when he encountered an unknown vehicle that…read more
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.