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Failure to yield often a factor in motor vehicle accidents

Collisions are a common occurrence in many parts of the country, and have led to the serious injury of many individuals over the years. Regardless of how they happen, motor vehicle accidents often have the potential to end in disaster. A woman was recently airlifted to the hospital following an accident that took place in West Virginia.

According to authorities, the two-vehicle accident took place at an intersection just after 1 p.m. on a recent Monday. Although the incident is still under investigation, police believe that the driver of one of the vehicles may have failed to yield the right of way to the other. While one of the drivers was not injured, the other was reportedly flown to the hospital shortly thereafter, though further word on her condition was not reported. 

During the investigation, authorities will likely attempt to determine the exact cause of the accident, such as what may have caused one party to fail to yield. This process can often be difficult, especially since there are a number of reasons why a driver might be culpable of such negligence, such as distracted or intoxicated driving. If a driver is found at fault in a similar accident, resulting in the serious injury of another party, he or she might be held accountable through the civil justice system.

Those who suffer significant injuries in motor vehicle accidents may often experience various hardships following such an event. Along with the potential pain and suffering, there may also be financial challenges that often accompany serious injuries. When facing a similar situation, a person in West Virginia could choose to speak with a personal injury attorney for advice and assistance in pursuing compensation through a claim against the party deemed at fault.

Source: wsaz.com, "UPDATE: Woman injured in crash near Route 60 in Putnam County", July 10, 2017

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