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Horrific Collision Between Tractor-Trailer and Mini-Van Results in Multiple Deaths

Four people, including two adults and two children no older than age 15, lost their lives in a collision with a tractor-trailer on West Virginia Turnpike in Mercer County. The four victims were in the mini-van when it was hit by a tractor-trailer after it crossed the median near the Camp Creek exit, according to wsaz.com

Two People Killed in I-79 Crash

A 47-year-old man and 80-year-old woman lost their lives in a collision that occurred on Interstate 79 south. Reports indicate that a Honda SUV traveling north on I-79 suddenly crossed the median and collided with a West Virginia Department of Highways vehicle (a Ford SUV). The two victims were in the Ford SUV. Investigators have yet to ascertain why the driver of the Honda SUV crossed the median, according to WSAZ.com

Fatal Collision Between Dump Truck And Passenger Vehicle In West Virginia

When a large commercial truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the damage can be quite severe for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. For example, a tragic accident occurred in Jefferson County between a dump truck and a Chevy Cruze. 

I Was Hit By a Car in a Crosswalk

The last thing you expect when crossing the street, especially when you are lawfully inside of the crosswalk, is to be hit by a car. You have no bodily protection when you are walking, such as a safety belt and the body of a car surrounding you, so the likelihood of serious injuries is high. You may not realize the extent of injuries until days, and even weeks, after the accident. It is a good idea to consult with a West Virginia personal injury lawyer before too much time passes and details of the accident become vague. 

Medical Malpractice In West Virginia

At many points in our life we rely on the regular services of healthcare professionals, hoping that what is wrong with us will be made well through their medical expertise. However, healthcare professional make mistakes and those mistakes may be erroneous enough to lead to an injury. In the State of West Virginia, the great majority of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals are individuals that care deeply for their patients and dedicate their lives to rendering the best medical care possible. Yet even the most well-meaning health professional can deliver substandard care which leads to injury or even death. If you believe your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional made a mistake in your medical care that led to further injury, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Brewer & Giggenbach, Medical malpractice can be a complicated process, yet the lawyers at our firm are here to assist you with the facts of your case and ensuring you receive just compensation. 

What Do I Do If I Was Hit By A Commercial Vehicle

If you were involved in a typical motor vehicle accident there are many questions that you may have when considering your various legal options. However, if you were involved in a car accident with a company truck or commercial vehicle you may feel at more of a loss as to what to what legal options are available to you in the State of West Virginia. There are differences to be considered when being hit by a company truck rather than being involved in an accident with an individual motor vehicle. If you have been hit by a commercial vehicle of any kind, contact the lawyers at our law office. We will be able to assist you in the process of filing a proper claim against the negligent company driver. 

Whiplash Treatment

What is whiplash and what causes it?

Whiplash is a non-medical term referring to the soft tissue injury to the neck. It is also referred to as neck sprain or neck strain. With whiplash, the intervertebral joints between the vertebrae, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots may become damaged when the head does a backward and/or forward jerking motion like that of a whip. Hence the word whiplash. This is usually caused by an automobile accident where the injured party was rear ended.

Wrongful Death Guide to West Virginia

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death in the state of West Virginia is defined as "the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default, and the act, neglect or default". There is a burden of proof of negligence, recklessness, intention or criminality that must be made and since the person is no longer living their family or other representatives of their estate must bring the case to court.

I Had One Beer, But Was Arrested for DWI. What Do I Do?

Going to dinner or hanging out with friends and having one drink then driving home does not make you think that you have done anything bad enough to be arrested for DWI. However, there are some states that have very stringent laws about driving while under the influence of any controlled substance and West Virginia is one of those states. 

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