Attorney Bernie Layne Supports Victims as President of WVAJ
Since beginning his term as president of the West Virginia Association for Justice, Attorney Bernie Layne wasted no time in using his new role to back changes that benefit injured victims and communities throughout the state. A passionate advocate of victims' rights and a long-time supporter of those in need of a helping hand, Layne has exemplified the highest level of passion in his role as a Personal Injury Attorney West Virginia and as president of the WVAJ. His support for two new pieces of legislation during the 2014 legislative session proves just that.
Currently, insurance providers in West Virginia have the ability to cancel policies due to an "act of God." A new law backed by Layne and the WVAJ is aimed at prohibiting insurance companies from canceling policy holders when they are not at fault. He is also working with the association to raise the minimum requirements for auto insurance. The current minimum amount for auto insurance in West Virginia is $20,000 and has not been changed since 1979. Raising auto insurance minimums can help ensure that injured car accidents victims obtain compensation needed to pay for their expenses and damages and that they avoid the tribulations associated with underinsured drivers.
In addition to his legislative work, Layne is also working with the WVAJ to find new ways to give back to the local communities. Layne has been very active in charitable events and fundraisers, recently presenting $11,500 in donations with Attorney Jon Mani and the WVAJ' New Lawyers' Division to the Covenant House in Charleston. He will continue his efforts to held West Virginia residents in need and will be advocating for victims and resident across the state. More information about Layne's efforts with the WVAJ can be found on this article.