Stephen P. New, Attorney at Law
CALL Today - Free Consultations
Toll Free - 888-692-8084

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

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact Us

Schedule Your Free Consultation Contact our office today to discuss your case with an attorney. We are available to meet anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay anything unless we win a settlement for you. You can reach us by phone at 888-692-8084 or via email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


Stephen P. New, Attorney at Law
114 Main Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Map & Directions