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How do I prevent an auto accident due to hydroplaning?

With the winter approaching, West Virginia residents may be worried about driving over snowy and icy roads, and for good reason. After all, the slick conditions caused by snow and ice can cause serious car accidents that can leave a Monongalia County resident permanently disabled or even dead.

Clues that show driver fatigue caused an accident

Many tragic West Virginia car accidents happen because a driver was simply too tired to be on the road and wound up falling asleep behind the wheel. While it's bad enough when that driver simply runs off the road, it's even worse when a fatigued driver hits another person's vehicle.

Auto accidents: West Virginia has room for improvement

The most recent statistics complied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that West Virginia has a ways to go with respect to roadway safety. In many categories, the number of fatal West Virginia car accidents far outpaced the national average.

Helping pedestrians injured on WV roads

Last week's post on this blog discussed the tragic death of a philanthropist who spent his time cheering up sick children in West Virginia and other states by dressing up as Batman and traveling around in a Batmobile. Unfortunately, the man died after he exited his disabled vehicle in order to examine it.

Noted volunteer 'Batman' dies on Maryland highway

A man who frequently visited children's hospitals in West Virginia and nearby states died recently following a traffic accident on I-70. His distinctive trademark was that he impersonated the superhero Batman to help cheer up sick and injured children, and he even drove a Batmobile that he had custom made for his work.

Is uninsured motorist coverage required in West Virginia?

Many West Virginia residents know that everyone who drives on our state's roads is supposed to have insurance. This liability insurance is supposed to help a driver pay for any damages that he or she causes in the course of a car accident for which he or she is responsible.

Woman sues West Virginia agency for auto accident

A woman and her husband have sued the West Virginia Department of Transportation in connection with a rear-end car collision that left the woman injured. The car accident occurred on a road near the ramp of an interstate highway. The woman had stopped in the road because two other cars were pulling in ahead of her in her lane. Suddenly, another vehicle driven by a Department of Transportation employee slammed into the rear of the woman's car. The employee was allegedly on duty at the time and performing job-related functions.

West Virginia towing company sued for damages from truck accident

A semi-truck driver who suffered major injuries while having his truck repaired on the side of the road in West Virginia is suing, among other defendants, the towing company that came to assist him when he pulled over to attend to a flat tire. His case illustrates that truck accidents can result from a number of factors, and many different people's negligence may contribute to them.

WV employee admits to not paying attention to road

A West Virginia man who suffered significant injuries from an auto accident and had to undergo surgery as a result has filed a complaint against both a company and the company employee who was driving the vehicle that struck him.