A recent car accident in West Virgina resulted in four people seeking medical attention from a hospital. It is believed that the car accident was caused by distracted driving. There were multiple vehicles involved in the accident, and several of them sustained significant damage from the impact.
The unfortunate chain of events occurred when the alleged distracted driver crossed the center line on the road. The vehicle struck a truck that was hauling another vehicle on a trailer. The trailer became detached from the truck and crashed in the opposite lane. Also, a pedestrian was injured when the accident involved an unoccupied vehicle and struck the person. The pedestrian was airlifted by emergency personnel because of the serious nature of the injuries.
Distracted driving is a broad term that can be used to describe a number of dangerous behaviors behind the wheel. This could include texting, talking on the phone or even adjusting the radio. While these types of cases may seem complex, victims who have suffered from any type of distracted driving may have legal options for financial compensation.
In this particular case, the victims could file a civil claim against the driver who appears to have caused the serious car accident. It is not yet clear if West Virginia authorities intend to file criminal charges in connection with the collision. With any type of potential personal injury litigation, it is best to understand all options and possible outcomes. The optimal way to explore all legal options is to begin with a careful case evaluation.
Source: loganbanner.com, " Multi-vehicle accident sends four to hospital ", Karissa Blackburn, June 14, 2014