ROUTE 50 TRUCK ACCIDENT RESULTS IN TRAGIC FATALITY

November 26, 2018

On November 19, 2018, 20-year-old Jeffrey Hawkins was driving to work when his pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer. Health Net and emergency crews from Doddridge County and Harrison County responded immediately by racing to the accident scene on Route 50. When they arrived, the pickup truck was already engulfed…

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2 PEOPLE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER WOOD COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT

October 2, 2018

WILLIAMSTOWN PIKE SHUT DOWN AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT On September 30, a motorcyclist and a driver were involved in a collision on Williamstown Pike near Veterans Memorial Park. Reports from the Wood County Sheriff’s office and the Wood County 911 center reported that there were 2 people riding the motorcycle…

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DRUGGED DRIVING – A RISING EPIDEMIC IN WEST VIRGINIA

January 29, 2015

West Virginia has a drug problem. And Harrison County may be as bad as anywhere in the state. Police across the state have noticed one of the consequences of that drug problem – more and more people are driving under the influence of drugs.http://www.wowktv.com/story/27968336/tri-state-sees-an-increase-in-drugged-drivers Most people hear “DUI” and think about…

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OHIO TRAFFIC DEATHS INCREASE IN 2014

January 5, 2015

At Goddard & Wagoner PLLC, we represent injured people throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Our firm has settled wrongful death cases in Ohio and West Virginia, and statistics are not encouraging about the safety of Ohio roads. According to the Insurance Journal, Ohio traffic deaths increased in 2014. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/04/351633.htm. If…

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WHO IS AT FAULT IN A CAR OR TRUCK CRASH INVOLVING SNOW OR ICE?

December 5, 2014

Winter is coming and with it, car and truck collisions in which the road conditions are a contributing factor to the crash. Clients often ask, who is at fault in one of these car or truck accidents. At Goddard & Wagoner, our car, truck and motorcycle lawyers handle cases in…

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TIPS ON AVOIDING WINTER CAR AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS

December 4, 2014

It is that time of the year again as the season of snow, ice and (hopefully) road salt descends upon us. It seems that every year at this time of the year we see a rash of auto and truck accidents related to wintry road conditions. While some these are…

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WHAT TYPES OF MONEY DAMAGES CAN A MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK OR CAR CRASH VICTIM RECOVER?

September 30, 2014

We regularly represent individuals injured in truck, motorcycle and serious car accidents. Often, our clients are unaware of the nature and type of compensation available to those injured or killed in a collision as a result of another’s wrongdoing. As lawyers, we call this compensation, the measure of damages. Motor…

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THREE MINING DEATHS IN ONE WEEK

May 1, 2013

Despite all of the improvements in coal miner safety in recent years, coal mine workplace accidents continue to occur. Sadly, as the article points out, this was the third mining death in one week. The accident occurred at the Blacksville No. 1 mine in Marion County, West Virginia. Read more…

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WEST VIRGINIA RANKED THE 8TH MOST DANGEROUS STATE TO DRIVE A CAR

May 1, 2013

West Virginia was recently ranked the 8th most dangerous state to drive a car. The criterion were average automobile deaths per 100,000 people. The Mountain State averaged 359 car accident fatalities each year from 2007 to 2009. The overall most dangerous state for auto accidents was Mississippi. Please read more here:…

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GRADES FOR PENNSYLVANIA NURSING HOMES

May 1, 2013

The West Virginia General Legislature is currently considering raising the mandatory minimum amounts of auto insurance coverage. The current mandatory minimum requires only $40,000 per accident and $20,000 per person for bodily injuries. The bill as amended by committee would increase that amount to $50,000 per accident and $25,000 per…

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