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March 2015 Archives

Texting while driving and liability following an accident

West Virginia drivers are aware of the many dangers and risks present on the roadways and the fact that some of these dangers are created by negligent drivers. When a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are expected to abide by the rules of the road. Whether it is a longstanding rule or newly enacted legislation, drivers should be aware of rules put in place to increase road safety and prevent car accidents.

Distracted driving legislation reduces fatalities in WV

There are various causes of car accidents. While some wrecks are simply an accident, others are caused by the negligence and recklessness of other drivers. When a motorist gets behind the wheel of a vehicle and fails to drive safely, they put several lives at risk. In order to promote safe driving and reduce fatalities due to negligent drivers, new rules and strict penalties are often passed.

What are the motorcycle helmet laws in West Virginia?

Motorcycle accidents could include some of the most serious injuries of all vehicle accidents. Due to that fact, concerns regarding motorcycle safety are at the top of the list for motorcyclists in West Virginia and all across the nation. When a motorcycle collision happens, a rider could suffer a serious or fatal head or neck injury. Because motorcycles do not include the same safety features as other motor vehicles, helmets are worn to protect the heads of riders. Wearing helmets save lives, and helmet laws have been enacted to ensure these safety devices are properly used.

Filing a cause of action after a motorcycle accident

It is not uncommon for individuals to drive or ride on a motorcycle at least once in their life. While safety measures and traffic safety rules have been implemented to reduce incidents involving motorcycles, collisions unfortunately do occur. Our law firm understands that when residents in West Virginia are unexpectedly involved in a motorcycle crash, their lives could be greatly impacted by the incident on a temporary and even permanent basis.

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