West Virginia

Best West Virginia Attorney For Snowbirds Involved In Cross-Border Accidents.

West Virginia is a beautiful state. Its majestic highways traverse some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the entire USA. The Smoky’s, Blue Ridge, and Cherokee ranges are nothing short of breathtaking.  It is a wonderful state to visit and drive through.

Unfortunately, all that adventuring could result in a serious car accident or other accident that requires you to need a West Virginia attorney.  It is important to know that you have two (2) years from the date of the accident to bring a legal claim for property damage, car accident, and personal injury claims.

Snowbird Accidents Recommends The Following Lawyers In West Virginia

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Comparative Negligence (51% Rule)

West Virginia follows the Comparative Negligence rule. If a snowbird or any person is more than 51% responsible for the accident, they cannot recover any money for compensation in a lawsuit (WV Section 55-7-1). Please note, this provision has little to no bearing on passengers in vehicles. They are rarely found at fault for an accident.

West Virginia has low mandatory motor vehicle liability limits of $20,000.

In addition, any contractual rights and remedies for accident benefits (PIP) need to be addressed in the snowbird’s home state or province.  It is quite likely if you are involved in an accident the defendant driver will have inadequate personal insurance to cover claims.  It is imperative that should you travel, you carry the maximum amount of limits and make sure you have underinsured and uninsured motorists protection.  Don’t leave home without it.  

What Should You Do If You’re Involved in An Accident In West Virginia

  • Your top priority is always the health and safety of you and your family. Be sure to seek out medical attention immediately.
  • Make sure the police are contacted.
  • If possible, take a picture of the other driver’s licence and insurance, and a picture of the licence plate.
  • Call your insurance company and report the accident.
  • Contact the Snowbird Helpline as soon as possible for advice.

This is where “Snowbird Accidents” comes in. We understand the complexities of cross-border accidents.

For 35 years, we have been assisting Canadians and US residents involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents across the United States. After a serious car accident or other type of accident has occurred, you will need a lawyer in both the state the accident occurred and in your home province or state. It’s crucial that the two lawyers work collaboratively to ensure your rights and remedies are properly protected.

We help you find some of the very best West Virginia attorneys who understand the complexity of cross-border accidents.  Both lawyers will share one contingency fee based on the work performed. Since these lawyers work on a contingency basis, you will only pay for the services rendered once your settlement has been received, helping you to focus on your recovery, not your finances.

Snowbird Accidents Recommends The Following West Virginia Attorneys

John Eric Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein Law Group

John Eric Lichtenstein, born January 24, 1961, Roanoke, VA. Admitted to bar: VA (1987). Preparatory and Legal Education: University of Virginia, (B.A. 1983); University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1986). Organizations – Fraternities, Memberships, Fellowships: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers; Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation;President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2015-2016); Chair, Criminal Law Section, Virginia State Bar (2006-2007); Member, Roanoke and Richmond, VA Bar Associations; Rated “AV” Martindale-Hubbell; Listed: Best Lawyers; Super Lawyers; Virginia Legal Elite by VA Business Magazine; named, Virginia “Leader in the Law” by VA Lawyers Weekly.

Kevin Kaufman Attorney

Kevin Kaufman
Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC Attorneys

Kevin S. Kaufman is a 1977 graduate of Bridgeport High School, where he received a National Merit Scholarship, a Consolidated Natural Gas Company full scholarship, and a West Virginia Achievement scholarship. Mr. Kaufman completed his education at West Virginia University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an MBA, and his law degree.

Bailey Glasser LLP West Virginia

Kerrie Wagoner Boyle
Bailey Glasser LLP

Kerrie Boyle has litigated hundreds of medical malpractice and personal injury cases to resolution representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Her practice includes medical malpractice cases, pursuing pharmaceutical companies in mass tort litigation involving various drugs and medical devices, and litigating catastrophic personal injuries. She has tried many cases throughout the United States and handled a wide range of complex matters involving misdiagnosis, failure to timely diagnose, and surgical complications. In the fast-paced world of litigation, Kerrie thinks about what needs to be done as quickly as possible while still achieving a high-quality outcome.

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