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Personal injury lawsuit could follow West Virginia crash

Drivers in West Virginia often go to great lengths in an attempt to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers are often unable to avoid those who may be distracted or fail to follow traffic laws and safety recommendation. The exact cause of a recent crash is unclear, but victims could choose to file a personal injury lawsuit.

The incident happened on a day in mid-December. According to reports, an eastbound sports utility vehicle collided with another eastbound vehicle. The collision caused the driver of the SUV to lose control, and it crossed the median.

After crossing into oncoming traffic, it struck a westbound vehicle head-on. While the exact extent of injuries is unclear, reports indicate that an occupant of each vehicle was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Police are likely still working to determine the exact cause of the accident.

Anyone who has required treatment at a hospital is likely aware of the expenses that are generated by even a relatively simple procedure; for those suffering injuries as a result of a car accident, the expenses can quickly become overwhelming. In combination with lost wages, victims can easily find themselves sliding into a level of debt that will be difficult to overcome. If an accident was caused by another's negligence, victims in West Virginia have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the parties deemed responsible. A successfully presented case can result in a financial award that will help them manage the financial consequences that come with such injuries. An attorney with experience with helping victims of car accidents can ensure they understand their options and initiate appropriate action.

Source: bdtonline.com, "Three people transported from accident near Mercer Mall", Blake Stowers, Dec. 16, 2017

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