Causes of Car Accidents in West Virginia

After an auto accident, to be forced to face legal and financial matters in addition to the physical pain of your injuries can be overwhelming. You may also have the additional worry of how to pay your medical bills. Fortunately, legal assistance is available to you if you have recently been involved in a car accident. For more than 30 years, the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has been helping clients with the legal matters surrounding compensation after an accident.

We understand what you are going through, and have helped many in your position to recover compensation for their injuries and other damages. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to get fair treatment from an insurance company without legal help. If you have suffered any kind of injury, you don't want to risk losing both current and future benefits to which you are entitled. No matter what type of car accident you have been involved in, it is in your best interest to contact a West Virginia personal injury attorney from our firm today.

What are the Leading Causes of Car Accidents in West Virginia?

The leading causes of car accidents are negligent and reckless driving conduct by another vehicle operator. There are a number of manifestations of negligent, dangerous or reckless driving, including:

  • Distracted driving: driving while distracted is the number one cause of all car accidents. Many lives could have been saved and much pain prevented had drivers simply exercised reasonable care for the safety of others. Texting, talking on a cell phone, reading, putting on makeup or simply not paying attention to the road ahead leads to thousands of injury accidents every year.

  • Speeding: sadly, speeding is still a leading cause of car accidents. The faster a car is moving, the higher the level of impact and greater the potential for damage and physical injury. Aggressive drivers that take risks endanger all others that are sharing the street, road or highway.

  • Drunk driving: a driver under the influence is far more likely to speed and operate a vehicle in a dangerous manner, swerving, wrong-way driving, and other dangerous conduct that often leads to severe injuries or fatalities. Drunk driving accidents continue to be a serious problem in West Virginia.

Call our firm today for assistance. We are qualified, offer exceptional client care, and would like to speak with you about seeking the maximum possible compensation.


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