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Some drivers flee scenes of motor vehicle accidents

A recent incident occurred at a highway toll booth plaza in West Virginia. A collision occurred between two vehicles. Some motor vehicle accidents, such as this one, involve a driver who flees the scene rather than stopping to exchange insurance information and render aid, if needed.

Recent motor vehicle accidents in West Virginia: 4 hospitalized

Although motor vehicle accidents in West Virginia can happen in the blink of an eye, the results can have lasting effects. When individuals are involved in motor vehicle accidents, they are sometimes able to walk away with minor injuries. However, it is all too often the case that serious injuries -- or worse -- result from a crash.

Occupants can be ejected on impact in motor vehicle accidents

On a recent Tuesday, just before 7 p.m., a car accident took place on a West Virginia highway. When motor vehicle accidents occur, the force of the impact sometimes causes one or more vehicle occupants to be ejected from their seats. Such was the case in the recent incident on Robert C. Byrd Drive.

Preventing motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles

As West Virginia bikers already know, individuals who are on a motorcycle are at a higher risk for injury in the event of a car accident. Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles often result in serious injuries, such as road rash, head trauma and broken bones. Fortunately, raising safety awareness and training drivers to safely share the road may be effective in reducing the number of these types of accidents. 

The relation between distraction and motor vehicle accidents

West Virginia drivers know that distracted drivers often display some of the same behaviors as drunk drivers. As the popularity of cellphones has grown over the last decade, so has concern regarding the consequences of distracted driving. While texting and driving is a relatively common reason for motor vehicle accidents, it is not the only risky behavior common behind the wheel.

Seeking compensation for medical malpractice victims

Medical malpractice can leave a patient facing unexpected medical problems and requiring extensive and costly medical treatment. When a West Virginia resident has been harmed by a health care provider, there are certain steps that can be taken to both hold the negligent party responsible and claim deserved compensation. A medical malpractice claim may be a daunting prospect for a victim or family already facing difficulties, but, by understanding the process, some fears associated with the legal action may be alleviated.

Motor vehicle accidents may be related to poor road conditions

When road conditions are poor, it can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents, especially in bad weather conditions. A recent traffic incident on Route 62 in Putnam County has caused local residents to wonder if road conditions along the busy stretch of road has increased the risk of motor vehicle accidents. West Virginia law enforcement has stated that, rather than road conditions, this particular accident was caused by weather.

Options available to victims of motor vehicle accidents

Motor vehicle accidents have the potential to cause irreparable damage, either through the death of a loved one or significant injury. It is unfair that an accident victim in West Virginia should suffer because of the actions of a motorist. Fortunately, the law provides the opportunity for victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents to seek financial compensation. 

The role of speed in motor vehicle accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can be caused by many factors that are beyond the control of the West Virginia driver, ranging from a blown tire to unsafe road conditions. However, when the negligent, reckless or dangerous actions of a driver cause an accident, these are completely preventable causes and grounds for a potential lawsuit. In many serious motor vehicle accidents, it is learned that speed played a direct role in the crash.

Victims of motor vehicle accidents have rights

West Virginia residents know that drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. Because drunk driving is a completely preventable action, victims of this reckless behavior have various legal options. The attorneys of The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, understand the emotional trauma that victims can experience after motor vehicle accidents of any kind and are here to help. 

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