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Firm suing distracted drivers in West Virginia


A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed distracted driving, in particular texting and driving, and the dangers it poses to motorists. It's a little known reality that tens, perhaps hundreds, of yards can pass in the few second that it takes a driver to look down at a text message. In that same span of time, a distracted driver can swerve into oncoming traffic, veer into other lanes, fail to stop at a red light, or fail to yield for a pedestrian who is crossing the street. When this happens, victims can be left with significant injuries accompanied by extensive losses, including medical expenses and lost wages.

Fortunately, victims of car accidents caused by distracted and otherwise negligent drivers may be able to recover compensation for their damages via a personal injury lawsuit. If successful on such a claim, a victim may be awarded money to cover treatment and rehabilitation costs, as well as lost wages. These recoveries can allow a victim to focus on their health can reclaiming the normal lives they lived prior to the wreck.

Succeeding on these claims isn't always easy, though. In fact, many times defendants will make compelling legal arguments that threaten your ability to recoup your losses. This is why it is often critical to obtain the assistance of a legal advocate who can help you put forth the best case possible. At Stephen P. New Attorney at Law, our team of dedicated legal professionals strives to utilize existing case and statutory law, as well as the rules of evidence, to impose liability. We know also know common defense to personal injury claims, giving us the advantage of knowing how to head them off before they gain steam.

Nothing is guaranteed in the legal arena, but being prepared can certainly increase your chances of winning your claim. With that in mind, those who have been hurt by the negligence of another might find it in their best interests to speak with an attorney of their choosing to see if there is a legal strategy that can strongly support their claim.

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