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Whiplash and the impact of a neck injury on your daily life

Neck injuries are some of the most common types of injuries suffered in car accidents. Whiplash injures are particularly prevalent, yet people often dismiss this type of injury as minor. While whiplash is not a life-threatening condition, it is serious and can have a major affect on your daily life.

You've done everything right, but your insurance won't pay up

The worst time to discover your car insurance is inadequate is when you have had an accident and the insurance company denies your claim. You're probably already feeling some stress about the situation, and perhaps you're still recovering from your injuries. Now you have to figure out why your insurance company is refusing to pay what you deserve.

4 things you should do after a hit-and-run accident

When a car accident occurs, both drivers are supposed to stop, assess whether or not anyone needs medical attention, and exchange insurance information. Sadly, this doesn't always happen. A hit-and-run accident occurs when a driver leaves the scene without giving any info, either by driving away or by failing to leave their information behind after hitting an unattended car. If you are in a hit-and-run accident, make sure you follow these steps to make the post-accident process easier.

I've been in a traffic accident. What should, and shouldn't, I do?

A car accident can be frightening, but knowing what to do after a traffic accident happens can help you feel more in control. Making good choices after an accident, no matter who is at fault, can also help protect your interests and reduce your risks of suffering financial losses.

How many pedestrians are killed in West Virginia?

The long, lazy days of summer seem all but made for relaxing strolls or running short errands on foot rather than via cars or trucks. As much as you may enjoy getting out on foot and you know that walking is beneficial for your health, you should remain ever-aware of the risks that pedestrians face in West Virginia. These risks, it should be pointed out, exist not just in the summer but all year round as even walking through a parking lot puts you in the position of being a pedestrian surrounded by vehicles that may hit you.

Fourth of July accident kills one, harms four

For most West Virginia residents, the Fourth of July holiday weekend is a time of celebration, relaxing and spending time with friends and family. It offers a welcome break from everyday responsibilities and gives people an opportunity to remember many things about our country for which they can be grateful. For others, however, this holiday can be marred by tragedy. The Fourth of July often sees an increase in highway traffic volume. This can also give rise to an increase in vehicle accidents.

Holiday drunk driving dangers

As West Virginia residents settle into summer and enjoy the long days of warm weather, they also look forward to the fun summer holidays yet to come. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it is likely that many people are eagerly finalizing their holiday plans. Often, these plans include road trips even if just for the day. Sadly, many of these trips end tragically.

Distracted driving in West Virginia

Distracted driving is a topic that has received a lot of attention in recent years. This is true in West Virginia as well as throughout the rest of the country. Over the course of time, different states have been creating laws to address this dangerous problem. West Virginia was not one of the first to take such action but finally did in 2013 according to Hands Free Information.

How serious is drunk driving in West Virginia?

Motor vehicle accidents are a sad reality of life that you and every West Virginia resident must contend with. While fortunately many collisions such as fender benders many be minor and not result in injuries or even property damage, there are a great many that do in fact result in serious consequences. The reasons for these accidents vary from driver distraction to fatigue and more. Impairment by alcohol is another all-too-common factor involved in car crashes. Just how many people are impacted by drunk drivers in West Virginia every year?

Proposed changes to state DUI penalties causes concern

Drunk driving has long been and continues to be something that claims lives and leaves too many people grieving the loss of loved ones unnecessarily. West Virginia residents have seen a variety of different laws concerning drunk driving over the years. Now, new legislation is making its way through both the State Senate and the State House of Representatives. These two bills are SB534 in the Senate and HB4525 in the House.

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