A 49-year-old West Virginia man was recently arrested on several criminal charges after leading police on a high speed chase throughout Kanawha County. Numerous witnesses called the Sheriff's department to report that the man was driving erratically near Nitro Marketplace in Charleston. He caused several car accidents while driving a stolen truck, but fortunately nobody was seriously injured.
For the last week news outlets on the East Coast of the United States have been reporting that a major winter storm would arrive and cause major problems for those in its path. With it that storm was anticipated to bring snow, cold and other winter conditions that make getting around on foot or in a vehicle next to impossible. Although weather is often a contributing factor in many car accidents, drivers who endeavor to get behind the wheel during times when natural hazards are present are still responsible for being safe.
Three people died this weekend in a car accident on a West Virginia interstate. The accident was the result of one motorist driving the wrong way down the highway and causing a head-on collision with another vehicle.
Despite the widespread knowledge of its dangers, some drivers still think it is perfectly acceptable to get behind the wheel of a car after having a few beers or other alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, drunk driving is still a major issue in West Virginia and across the United States.
A collision between two large vehicles at high speeds can quickly turn deadly. From the impact of the vehicles hitting one another to residual damage as vehicles come to a stop, drivers and passengers of those vehicles can be seriously injured. A truck accident in West Virginia can lead to serious injuries or death. A truck company may be responsible for additional compensation if a driver acted in a negligent manner.
A motor vehicle crash can cause significant injuries. From concussions to broken limbs, a severe car crash can put any individual into a hospital bed. A simple negligent driver on the roads can derail the best driver. A West Virginia auto accident can happen suddenly and the results can be traumatic. A crash on the highway can also cause significant damage to other vehicles in the wake of the accident.
A car accident can change lives. It leaves injuries, scars and, sometimes, results in death. There are many distractions for people who are driving in West Virginia. Safety is a concern for all those on the roads, but, unfortunately, some people act negligently. From a drunk driver to improper signaling, the results of a negligent accident can be blamed on a driver who was not paying attention. Accident victims have a right to compensation, if they are hurt or a loved one is killed in a crash.
West Virginia was hit with an unusually harsh and long winter this year, with ice and snow hitting the state well into March. All this made for difficult driving conditions and many accidents.
Everyone knows driving can be dangerous. A drunk, negligent, or distracted driver can make a deadly mistake in the blink of an eye. Those who are fortunate enough to survive these tragic accidents may suffer a serious injury that leaves them debilitated and in need of long-term care. Even those who receive minor injuries could face hospital bills, missed work, and pain. Several West Virginians may be facing these hardships after an auto accident in Logan County.
Every year thousands of motorists are killed in fatal automobile accidents. Tens of thousands more are injured. While many car accidents lack blame, other car accidents are caused by negligence. Negligence is a legal concept that refers to an individual's failure to fulfill a duty owed to another. When this occurs, the injured party can seek to recover damages.