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Crash sends one car into West Virginia building


Drivers who fail to uphold the standard duty of care while driving put everyone at risk, not just other drivers and passengers but everyone and everything in the vicinity. Parked cars, bystanders or even buildings could become involved in a car crash. The breadth of the destruction might increase the amount of damages, injures and a negligent driver's liability.

West Virginia authorities were recently dispatched to the scene of a two-car collision. The accident occurred in Huntington and when officers arrived at the scene of the crash, they reported that one of the vehicles had crashed into the wall of a local repair shop. Both of the drivers were injured in the crash.

One driver was pregnant and was transported to the hospital. The other driver suffered a minor head injury but refused immediate medical attention. No one was injured inside the business that was hit in the crash. It is not clear how the accident occurred and authorities did not immediately speculate of the cause of the crash or if either driver was at fault.

Following investigations into accident like these, authorities might be able to establish the cause and assign liability. Anyone injured by an at-fault driver could file a personal injury claim. Such a claim might provide them with compensation for the injuries and damages suffered. Monetary awards collected can cover medical bills, damages and lost wages.

No matter the seriousness of a collision, those involved and affected by the crash should understand what steps to take after the incident. This often means investigating the crash and possibly filing a cause of action. If a negligent driver caused the crash, the victim can seek to have related expenses covered.

Source: WOWKTV, "Two vehicle accident ends with one car hitting a building," July 9, 2014

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