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West Virginia woman charged with DUI-causing death

The downside to driver safety is the fact that no matter how safe a driver is; there is still a chance a negligent driver could collide with them. Although a driver is expected to uphold a certain standard of care when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle, when a driver speeds, fails to stop or yield, does not use a turn signal or fails to check a blind spot, their negligence could lead to a crash. Moreover, if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this form of negligence and recklessness could result in a DUI accident.

How many fatalities occur from impaired driving in West Virginia?

Residents in West Virginia are aware of the dangers that drinking and driving could present, however, some drivers still get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming too much alcohol. Impaired driving is a major concern nationwide, because when a driver is intoxicated, they may not be able to properly and safely control their vehicle. This could result in a serious and even fatal drunk driving accidents.

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.

Icy roads can cause fatal accidents

During the winter months, it is not uncommon for drivers in West Virginia to encounter icy or snow covered roads. Though drivers may be exposed to such conditions quite frequently, they should still be aware of road safety in order to avoid fatal accidents during winter weather conditions. Failure to adjust driving for inclement weather could be considered negligent or reckless and could cause a serious or even fatal crash.

What damages are available to accident victims?

Accidents are often unexpected. Not only do drivers and passengers not suspect being involved in a car accident, but also they are not prepared for the aftermath the car crash could cause them. When car accident victims in West Virginia are involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver, they are often aware of their rights and ability to file a civil action, such as a personal injury claim, in order to recover damages. But what types of damages are available to accident victims?

When can an accident victim sue for pain and suffering?

Drivers and passengers in West Virginia are aware that they must be injured in a car accident in order to file a personal injury claim. Moreover, victims of an automobile collision have various recourses following an accident caused by another party. In some cases, a victim could suffer greatly from the injuries caused by the accident, and because of their pain and suffering, the damages and costs associated with the accident are large.

Multi-car crash in West Virginia kills 1, injures 2

The winter months bring winter weather and the holiday season. Residents in West Virginia note an increase in travel around this time, which causes a greater concern for automobile crashes. Whether it is due to inclement weather such as snow and ice or is due to heavy traffic, these factors could lead to a multi-vehicle collision as well as numerous victims suffering serious and even fatal injuries.

Legal remedies for West Virginia car accident victims

Unfortunately, there are some horrifying and traumatic events that could happen in West Virginia. In many cases, this is when an individual is involved in a car accident. Our law firm understands that the aftermath of a car crash could impact the life of an injured party greatly. Recovering from their injuries and getting back to their normal life could take much time and cost a great deal of money. Understanding cause and liability could help a car crash victim file a cause of action to recover an award to alleviate the financial burdens caused by the incident.

Investigation ongoing for two-car crash injuring one

When a driver in West Virginia is negligent, distracted or reckless, they put several lives at risks. Although some accidents could be deemed simply an accident, several automobile accidents are a result of a negligent act of a driver. Such negligence could easily lead to a collision that could involve numerous vehicles and victims. Moreover, the unsuspecting victims could suffer serious injuries or even death due to the actions of the driver at fault.

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