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The impact of brain injuries from motor vehicle accidents

When a person suffers a brain injury in a car accident, it can have an impact that affects many areas of life. Life after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be difficult, and it can take a long time to recover from even minor brain injuries suffered from motor vehicle accidents. It is important to recognize the symptoms of these types of injuries in order to pursue the most appropriate recovery.

Distraction: one the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents

West Virginia readers know that distracted driving is one of the leading dangers on the road, but distracted behavior is not limited to young drivers. Parents and older drivers are also prone to look at their phones behind the wheel, contributing to the high number of motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving. Just a few seconds of distraction can lead to serious or fatal consequences.

Products liability claim for a defective medical device

Have you suffered physical and emotional harm because you were implanted with a defective of dangerous medical device? Not only has your trust been violated, but you may also be left with medical bills from extra surgeries and an extended hospital stay. You may feel helpless, but you could have grounds to seek financial compensation through a products liability claim.

Do cellphones cause motor vehicle accidents?

As West Virginia readers may know, a recent study reportedly connects cellphone use to cancer in rodents, which caused quite an uproar. While many people are anxious over the tie between cellphones and radiation exposure, one writer points out that the true danger of cellphones is their role in distracted driving. Cellphones are the single most common source of motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers.

Motor vehicle accidents and trucks: Options for victims

Trucks are on virtually every road and highway in West Virginia and across the country. Due to the constant presence, size and weight of these vehicles, truckers have a special responsibility to drive safely and cautiously. When motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligent or dangerous truckers, victims have the right to to seek recompense for their pain and suffering. 

Recall intiated over risk of injury in motor vehicle accidents

West Virginia readers may be interested to note that Nissan, one of the largest automakers in the world, has initiated a massive recall of certain vehicles. The recall affects 3.18 million cars in the United States due to a safety issue that could increase the chance of injuries for drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents. According to Nissan, the airbags may not deploy properly because of an issue with the sensors.

Distraction increases risk of motor vehicle accidents

As most West Virginia readers know, distracted driving is a problem that continues to plague lawmakers and threaten the well-being of every driver. Just as drunk driving gained national attention in decades past as a major issue, distracted driving is now increasingly recognized as a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. Understanding how and why drivers are distracted may be a key component in eliminating or lessening this threat. 

Whiplash: a common injury from motor vehicle accidents

When negligent or reckless drivers cause car accidents, innocent victims can suffer injuries that range from minor cuts and bruises to permanent damage. Sometimes, injuries can be unseen yet still have a major, painful impact on a victim and his or her ability to function in daily life. Whiplash is one of the most common consequences from motor vehicle accidents, but it is often overlooked as it is considered to be a minor injury.

Distracted driving and a higher chance of motor vehicle accidents

Distracting driving has been a growing concern for responsible motorists and law enforcement personnel in West Virginia and across the country. Most people assume that distracted driving is related to the use of cell phones, but in reality, it encompasses a variety of dangerous behaviors. Some of the common behaviors that cause distracted driving motor vehicle accidents include talking to other passengers, adjusting the radio or even crying.

Strong emotions can increase chances of motor vehicle accidents

Distracted driving or drunk driving are dangerous behaviors that increase the chance of crashes or injuries for every West Virginia driver. While the use of a cell phone certainly increases the chance of motor vehicle accidents, other behaviors can be just as dangerous. Researchers found that strong emotions can also have a negative impact on a person's ability to drive safely.

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