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Can I sue my insurance company for mishandling my claim? P.2

In our last post, we began speaking about bad faith insurance litigation as a potential avenue of recovery for those who have been blown off or short-changed by their insurance company after an auto accident. As we noted last time, a bad faith insurance claim can be brought under either common law or West Virginia’s Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Can I sue my insurance company for mishandling my claim?

When a car accident occurs, the costs can be significant, including medical bills, damages to the car, lost work time, emotional distress, and so on. Insurance, of course, is in important resource for those involved in car accidents. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not always easy to work with, for one reason or another. In some cases, insurance companies do not deal fairly with their policyholders, and violate the terms of the policy.

Motorcycle safety in focus this month

As more and more motorcyclists are getting out on the roads across the United States, it isn't a bad time to remind riders to always put safety first. May, as some readers may know, is actually dedicated to motorcycle safety awareness. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, May has been declared Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Looking at comparative negligence in West Virginia, P.2

In our last post, we began speaking a bit about the topic of comparative fault and how it works in West Virginia. As we mentioned, West Virginia uses a modified comparative negligence approach with a 50 percent bar, meaning that a plaintiff cannot recover if he or she is responsible for at least 50 percent of the damages.