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Car Accidents Archives

Driving in fog requires special attention

If you find yourself driving through dense fog, which is a regular occurrence in the mountains of West Virginia, it's important to understand the unique challenges. By taking a few key steps, you can enhance your safety and reduce the likelihood of being part of an accident.

How do you deal with a bad driver in your life?

Do you have a friend or family member whom you dread getting in the car with when they're behind the wheel? They text, talk on the phone or apply make-up. Maybe they consider speed limit and stop signs mere suggestions. Perhaps they unleash a tirade of obscenities at any driver who cuts them off. In short, they make you fear for your safety when you're in the passenger seat.

Can family be held liable when an elderly driver injures someone?

As our population ages, there are more senior and even elderly drivers on the road. Nearly 36 million drivers today are at least 65. Some are conscientious, safe drivers. Others, whether because of cognitive impairment, vision and/or hearing loss, slowed reaction time, physical impairments or the effect of medications, pose a danger to themselves and others on (and even near) the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "fatal crash rates increase noticeably starting at ages 70-74 and are highest among drivers age 85 and older."

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