Some of the losses that residents sustain when they are involved in car accidents are quantifiable. A person can list the expenses they incurred from an ambulance ride, an emergency room visit, follow up appointments with their doctor, prescriptions for pain medications, wages they lost from not getting to work and costs associated with fixing their vehicle. They generally cannot put a value on the mental anguish or pain and suffering that they will experience as a result of being a car accident victim.
Depending on the type of car accident that a victim experiences their injuries can vary greatly. Not all West Virginians who are involved in automobile collisions will suffer the same forms of harm, and for that reason, it is important that they all seek their own legal guidance on how best to pursue their accident-related damages. The remainder of this post will introduce some of the common types of injuries that victims sustain in vehicle crashes, but its contents offer no medical or legal advice.
A negligent driver can strike anytime and anywhere. When unsuspecting motorists find themselves in a car accident as a result, they can be left with a serious injury including broken bones and neck or brain injury. Perhaps the scariest part of these incidents is that motorists cannot detect who is a negligent driver. A recently filed lawsuit shows how even those one would expect to drive carefully can in fact drive dangerously.
Those injured in car accidents can face many challenges, but compensation for the physical and economic injuries suffered may be available.
Two people were sent to the hospital in West Virginia on Christmas following a collision between an ATV and a pickup truck. The automobile accident occurred when the pickup truck hit an ATV in front of a local elementary school. The driver of the ATV was ejected while the truck driver had to crawl out of the pickup after it rolled and caused other damage. The driver of the truck was airlifted to a hospital and the driver of the ATV was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The auto accident is currently being investigated.
Our West Virginia readers probably know that injured parties have several options when demonstrating that another driver caused those injuries. A Cabell County woman is suing a company after what she alleges was a hit and run by one of its employees, resulting in an injury. The woman is suing Trademark Exteriors, LLC, following the car accident in which she says she was injured. The employee has also been named individually as a defendant.
When injured in a truck accident, there can be many aspects of the legal process to consider when seeking compensation for damages caused by the crash.
Knowing what to expect and having injuries thoroughly evaluated following a car accident can sometimes reduce anxiety associated with the accident.
Our West Virginia readers may not know that government entities can be sued for negligence that leads to an injury, provided specific procedures are followed. A public entity may also be held liable for negligent acts of their employees, again, so long as certain requirements are met.
Injuries resulting from serious car accidents can have a lasting impact on a victim's daily life and future. Oftentimes, compensation is available to help offset the costs, and losses, associated with the accident.