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March 2014 Archives

Risk for ATV accidents does not deter those who continue to ride

West Virginia readers likely understand that driving or riding an all terrain vehicle poses a certain risk for an ATV accident. There is ample proof that they are more dangerous than many other types of vehicles. However, the commonality of ATV accidents has not deterred some groups from pushing for the ability to drive these types of vehicles on the roads and Interstates.

Driver will not face criminal charges in fatal car accident

A West Virginia driver has recently learned that he will not face further repercussions from criminal charges filed against him after a fatal car accident. Originally, charges were filed against the young driver after the car accident, but they were subsequently dropped after an agreement formulated between his attorney and the county prosecutor. However, it is important to keep in mind that criminal charges are separate from civil litigation.

Many wrongful death claims filed over General Motors issues

West Virginia readers may be familiar with the ongoing legal troubles from the many wrongful death claims filed against the automaker General Motors. The wrongful death claims stem from the well-publicized accidents caused by issues with certain GM vehicles. Additionally, the company has issued a massive recall regarding some of these potential risks.

Young West Virginia girls die in tragic car accident

Two young girls from West Virginia recently passed away after a tragic car accident. The ages of the girls at the time of their death were 19 months old and four years old. Police believe that the car accident was caused by dangerous driving, and they expect charges to be filed.

Concussion is a brain injury that may be hard to notice

People who accidentally strike their heads against hard objects may easily suffer from a concussion. Concussions, however, are not always easy to spot. In fact, concussions may even occur if a person in West Virginia never even hit his or head, as a hit to one's body can also have a negative impact on the brain. A few tips can help a person to pinpoint whether he or she is a brain injury victim, which can be caused by a vehicle accident or other incident resulting from another party's negligence.

Possible distracted driving car accident claims 2 lives

Two West Virginia residents died in a car accident possibly caused by distracted driving. They were killed in a car accident caused by a semi-truck. Law enforcement is working to reconstruct the accident to determine exactly what happened, but it is suspected that the driver was distracted behind the wheel.

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