Feeling unsafe while driving can be an extremely unsettling experience. From dealing with speeding tractor-trailers on the interstate to watching out for distracted drivers glued to their smartphones, driving can certainly be dangerous. Unfortunately, driving in West Virginia might be more dangerous -- and deadly -- than most people think. West Virginia is ranked high on the list of states with the most fatal accidents.
The driver who allegedly caused a fatal hit-and-run accident in Jan. 2019 was recently arrested and charged in the incident. The man had apparently left the state of West Virginia and was located across state lines before being brought to face the criminal allegations. As the investigation into the accident and the driver's alleged negligence continue, the victim's family might consider pursuing a wrongful death claim for the fatal accident.
Unexpectedly losing a loved one is a devastating experience that no family in West Virginia should have to go through. Unfortunately, all it takes is just one negligent driver to cause a fatal accident. In these situations, it sometimes makes sense for family members to pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of their lost loved ones.
Despite the existence of taxi cabs, various ride-sharing apps and campaigns that highlight the dangers of driving while impaired, people in West Virginia continue to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. These individuals put you and everyone else on the road at serious risk for suffering injuries in an accident. Drunk driving wrecks are often serious or even fatal, leaving victims and/or their families in difficult situations.
Most people feel relatively safe when standing in their own driveway. While drivers usually understand that traveling in a motor vehicle puts them at risk for a serious accident, there is usually little to no worry of this for those who are simply standing outside. Unfortunately, this was not the case for a West Virginia woman who was killed while she was on her own property.
A man accused of killing another person in a drunk driving accident recently asked for a reduction of his bond, which was denied. The West Virginia man is facing charges of DUI causing death for his role in the fatal collision. The victim died after the alleged drunk driver struck the victim's motorcycle.
A driver could face criminal charges for allegedly causing a fatal accident. A teenage girl was killed in the collision and six others suffered injuries, one of whom was listed in serious condition. West Virginia police are still investigating the auto accident and what contributing factors might have been present.
Two people were injured and another was killed in a devastating accident. All three victims were employees of the West Virginia Parkways Authority who were apparently on the job at the time of the wreck. However, this does not prevent the surviving victims or the deceased man's surviving family from pursuing compensation on their behalf.
Bicyclists are at a distinct disadvantage on West Virginia roads. Drivers of larger motor vehicles often fail to watch for people riding bikes, and even when they do see them many fail to give necessary room when passing. When an accident occurs between a car and bicycle, severe injury and even death can occur.