No matter how much evidence is released on the dangers of texting and driving, it seems like some drivers in West Virginia will never heed that advice. Texting and driving, or other cellphone use while driving, creates a dangerous risk, not only to the driver's safety but to the safety of others on the road. Cellphones cause a distraction, and distracted driving leads to car accidents.
Car accidents can be caused by a variety of negligent behaviors, including texting and driving, but injured victims should understand that legal recourse is available to them.
With everything that car accident victims face following an accident, financial stress related to the accident is not an additional concern victims should have to worry about. A recent West Virginia accident left four people in the hospital with a variety of injuries, some of them serious. The accident occurred when one of the vehicles involved ran a stop sign while turning left and was struck by a pickup truck. The passenger in the vehicle that made the illegal left-hand turn was ejected from the vehicle and is in critical condition. The driver and passenger in the pickup truck were also taken the hospital. The driver of the vehicle that ran the stop sign was to be taken to the hospital and is now facing charges. Police are investigating the accident but said charges against the driver making the illegal left turn are pending.