A common error that West Virginia motorists may make with respect to maintaining their cars may lead to a tragic accident, and the person who made the mistake in the first place may bear liability for any injuries that are caused by that accident.
From driver's education manuals to public safety announcements, the message is clear: drugs and driving don't mix. Now statistics paint an even grimmer picture of West Virginia roads.
Many people are involved in a car accident at some point in life. Few know the meaning of the term "subrogation."
They shared a car ride that ended in a terrible accident. Now, these West Virginia acquaintances will share a courtroom: one as the plaintiff in a negligence lawsuit; the other as the defendant.
What separates a simple accident from negligence may seem like a technical legal issue. But for West Virginia car accident victims, it can mean the difference between getting the other party to pay for damages and injuries or bearing those costs alone.
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.
Drivers in West Virginia know they can encounter ice and snow covered roads at this time of year. These winter conditions require extra precautions in driving.
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.