Below are a handful of links and resources collected by attorney Tom Wilson at Wilson Law Offices in Charleston, for the benefit of people seeking information about West Virginia car, truck or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, mass torts or wrongful discharge. We hope these resources are helpful to you. If you have any questions or need immediate assistance with a personal injury or employment matter, call 304-345-5508 for a free consultation with a dedicated and experienced attorney.
- West Virginia DMV – The Division of Motor Vehicles provides a summary of West Virginia liability insurance requirements, as well as highway safety resources covering topics such as child passenger safety and motorcycle safety.
- DMV.Org – Although not the official DMV, this website does include resources such as a West Virginia Accident Guide.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – The NHTSA has materials on a wide variety of safe driving topics, including a website – www.distraction.gov – devoted specifically to texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety also has tips for driving safety and traffic safety, including topics such as distracted driving, teen drivers and elder drivers.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – The FMCSA issues regulations that cover maximum hours of service for truck drivers as well as size and weight limits for trucks and required inspection routines for trucking companies. If involved in a truck accident, it is important to determine whether the trucker and trucking company were in compliance with safety regulations. You can also visit Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) to explore the trucking company’s accident history.
- American Motorcycle Association – The AMA sanctions motorsports competitions and motorcycle recreational events around the country. Visit their website for a rundown on West Virginia motorcycle laws. For information on safe riding, including safety courses and videos, go to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
- West Virginia Board of Medicine – This state board is responsible for the licensing and professional discipline of all doctors and physician assistants in the state. Click here to find out if a particular doctor is properly licensed and has any disciplinary history or record of malpractice. Click here to file a complaint against a doctor or P.A.
- American Medical Association – The AMA is the largest association of physicians in the country. View their Code of Medical Ethics to see what the profession expects of its members regarding care and treatment and the doctor-patient relationship.
- Recalls.gov – This website collects product safety recalls from the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard. All current recalls of consumer products, motor vehicles, food, medicine and medical devices, cosmetics, boats and environmental products can be found here. You can search for recalls or sign up to receive email alerts when new products are recalled.
- Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act – If you are a member of the military, this federal law gives you extra time to file a lawsuit or respond to legal proceedings while you are on active duty and when you return from active duty.
- West Virginia Human Rights Commission – This agency investigates and enforces complaints related to wrongful discharge under the West Virginia Human Rights Act, which prohibits terminating an employee based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, blindness or disability. At the federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prosecutes wrongful discharge claims based on many of the same protected characteristics. Both laws also protect employees from retaliatory discharge for filing a complaint, complaining to a superior, or cooperating in an investigation.