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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

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. 

Loose loads could cause tragic motor vehicle accidents

A tragic accident in West Virginia serves as a reminder of the risk of trucks with unsecured loads and possible motor vehicle accidents that can occur. This accident took place when a semi-truck lost part of its load, which then struck a motorcycle. While motor vehicle accidents are rarely caused by malicious intent, it is still the responsibility of truck drivers to ensure that the loads which they carry do not pose a risk to other drivers.

Car hit by tanker truck tire in West Virginia, man seriously hurt

Circumstances sometimes arise in which parts come off of a large truck as it is travelling along a road. Such hurtling projectiles can cause vast amounts of harm if they make contact with another vehicle. This can be seen in a recent motor vehicle accident from here in West Virginia.

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