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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Running stop signs can lead to fatal motor vehicle accidents

When individuals choose to ride in a car as passengers, they are putting their safety in the hands of another person. These individuals often have no control over the driver's decisions, which has caused many of them to suffer in dangerous motor vehicle accidents. If the driver of the car fails to obey traffic laws, the safety of everyone in the vehicle may be at risk. A recent accident under similar circumstances claimed the lives of two women in West Virginia.

Motor vehicle accidents often end in serious injury or worse

Many individuals across the country choose automobiles as their favored means of travel. This type of transportation offers many comforts to an individual travelling from place to place, but there are some risks involved. A driver may choose to strictly adhere to traffic laws in an attempt to safely reach his or her destination, but some motor vehicle accidents are out of a person's control. A recent collision has injured three people and claimed the life of another in West Virginia.

Head-on motor vehicle accidents in West Virginia often deadly

Many individuals are seriously injured by negligent drivers every year. In some cases, motor vehicle accidents of this nature can turn deadly. No matter how safe a person is while driving, the negligence of another party can put his or her health at risk. A recent accident in West Virginia left one hospitalized and another dead after a car crossed into oncoming traffic.

Motor vehicle accidents on interstates can end in serious injury

When an accident occurs on an interstate, the results are often catastrophic. With many drivers traveling at high rates of speed, motor vehicle accidents of this nature can end in serious injury to anyone involved. Even if a person is aware of surroundings, reacting to a fast moving car can be difficult. Eight people were injured in a recent collision on Interstate 81 in West Virginia.

Weather a factor for motor vehicle accidents in West Virginia

Weather can create dangerous situations on the road if the proper precautions are not taken. Slick roads can make a vehicle more difficult to control, and it may be advisable to travel at a much slower speed to prevent an accident from occurring. Bad weather plays a part in many motor vehicle accidents across the country. A recent accident in West Virginia involving similar conditions left two people injured.

Motor vehicle accidents may lead to lawsuits

Carelessness in navigating a West Virginia roadway can lead to an accident. When motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligent drivers, those injured can seek recovery of financial losses through a personal injury lawsuit. Several people were injured in a recent crash on I-79, including a sheriff's deputy.

Speeding major factor in motor vehicle accidents involving teens

West Virginia readers know that teenage drivers often lack the experience and capacity to make mature, safe and practical decisions behind the wheel. This particular age group is especially likely to be involved in motor vehicle accidents caused by speeding or other preventable behaviors, including distraction. In fact, speed is in the top five main reasons teenagers are involved in fatal accidents.

Distracted driving continues to cause motor vehicle accidents

West Virginia readers know that distraction is one of the leading causes of crashes across the country, and the problem is only getting worse. With the widespread popularity of smart phones, the use of phone applications while driving is one of the main forms of distracted driving. Any moment of distraction, even just a few seconds, can cause serious motor vehicle accidents.

Motor vehicle accidents: West Virginia crash claims lives

Many individuals may anticipate a car trip with excitement if they are going somewhere enjoyable. Though these journeys may seem harmless, motor vehicle accidents could cause a pleasant trip to turn into a nightmare. When a collision takes place, there is always a chance for injuries, and if those injuries are serious or fatal, legal action could result.

Lack of safety barriers an issue in motor vehicle accidents

A recent fatal car crash that occurred long a stretch of Interstate 64 in Putnam County has West Virginia drivers questioning whether or not a lack of safety barriers in the median exposes motorists to an unnecessary risk for accidents and injuries. Drivers report that motor vehicle accidents have occurred there in the past because drivers can easily cross into oncoming traffic if they are struck by another vehicle or lose control. It is possible that the addition of a safety barrier is warranted.

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