Most car accidents are preventable. In most cases, at least one driver was negligent in some way, whether by driving too fast or by not paying attention to weather or traffic conditions. Speeding on slippery winter roads, for example, increases the likelihood of a car accident, which is the leading cause of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in the United States, including in West Virginia. These types of lawsuits seek to hold drivers responsible for any reckless action that led to an accident.
West Virginia is like most states in that car accidents occur on a daily basis. There are many reasons why these accidents occur, but one of the biggest reasons is driver negligence. Although the law requires all drivers to exercise due caution whenever they operate their vehicles, not all drivers are responsible. Unfortunately, when they disregard the safety of other people, the results are often catastrophic. Car accidents can cause serious injuries as well as kill people.
Pregnancy can be an exciting time for expecting mothers in West Virginia. The thought of bringing a new life into the world can be moving, and often requires a lot of planning. In addition to organizing the home and developing a parenting strategy, many expecting mothers have a birthing plan. However, when the time comes to give birth, these mothers might grow anxious about their newborn child's safety, and for good reason.
A husband and wife from a nearby West Virginia community are suing a company and its employee for a car accident that the couple asserts injured the husband. The couple is suing a construction supply company and its employee. The victim was traveling on the roadway in a passenger vehicle when a pickup truck driven by the employee of the construction supply company collided with the victim. The construction supply company owned the pickup truck involved in the car accident that the employee was driving. The accident resulted in injuries to the victim. As a result, the victim is seeking damages based on the injuries suffered.
Car accident injuries can sometimes have a lasting impact which is why the legal process seeks to protect victims of car accidents.
A recent Cabell area head-on collision sent three people to the hospital. Sissonville Drive at Guthrie Road had to be closed to clear the accident that involved a passenger vehicle and a SUV. A West Virginia Department of Agriculture SUV collided with the passenger vehicle when, police say, according to witnesses, the passenger vehicle crossed over the center line of the roadway. The driver of the SUV and two older women were transported to local hospitals following the accident.
Victims of car accidents should remember that help is available to simplify the process of making a claim against a negligent driver who caused the victim's injuries.