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Don't navigate the aftermath of a car accident alone

While countless trips on the open road are completed without consequence, there are some instances when that unfortunately isn't the case. Motor vehicle accidents can cause a wide range of injuries from something seemingly minor as a sore neck to the total loss of life. With such stakes, it's important to know that you are not alone if you've been the victim of such a horrific occurrence.

Woman dead following crash with dump truck

Motorists in West Virginia and elsewhere encounter a wide variety of vehicles. While this typically includes other automobiles, this could also entail buses, larger trucks, commercial vehicles and bicyclists. Thus, it is important for drivers to be attentive of all vehicles traveling around them, large and small. A negligent driver, whether they are operating a personal vehicle or driving for work, could be the cause of a serious and even fatal motor vehicle collision.

Who is responsible for a car accident?

The last thing one wants to think about before getting behind the wheel and entering the roads is the possibility of a car accident. Yet every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are millions of accidents on the roads throughout the United States, including the Charleston, West Virginia. While an accident could be unavoidable, it is not uncommon that an accident occurs due to the fault or negligence of another driver. So how does one determine whether a driver is negligent?

One injured in five-car wreck in West Virginia

Being involved in an accident with just one vehicle can be traumatic, particularly if you are injured in the crash. So, just imagine the trauma that a chain-reaction crash involving many drivers and many vehicles can cause. It is a situation that no one wants to be in, but situations like that do happen all too often on West Virginia roads.

How a traumatic brain injury can affect a victim's life

As most of us already know, the brain is the most complex and one of the most important organs in the human body. In order for us to think, act and function properly, we need a functioning human brain. Brain injuries throughout the United States are not uncommon, and serious or catastrophic brain injuries, often called traumatic brain injuries or TBIs, can lead to long-term or life-long disabilities to its victims.