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Top 7 Car Accident Lawsuit Questions

As personal injury lawyers who have handled thousands of car accident cases, we find that most of our clients have similar questions. Here are seven frequently asked questions we are often asked concerning car accidents.

Holiday Drunk Driving

During this holiday season everyone looks forward to family gatherings, socializing with friends, and office parties. This is a time where some people get a chance to cut loose and celebrate more than normal. They have a few more drinks and hop on the road to make it home. Since very few people work on Thanksgiving, it is common for people to binge drink on "blackout Wednesday". According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD, the Thanksgiving holiday produces more fatal drunk driving collisions than other holiday celebrations.

Travel Safety: Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is all about having family time, eating turkey, watching football, and sharing stories; but it can come with some surprising dangers. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of car crashes.

Rear-End Car Collision

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA is constantly working towards making school buses safer. Even though students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely by riding the bus compared to taking a car, accidents still occur.

Safety: National Teen Driver Safety Week

After passing the driver's test, teenagers see their license as proof they are growing up. It can represent their independence, but many don't realize it comes with more responsibility. This week (October 15-21) is National Teen Driver Safety Week. This is an opportunity to talk to teens about their driving habits and ways to reduce the chances of an accident that could potentially be fatal.

Have you been injured while driving a vehicle for work?

There seems to be an increase in jobs that require employees to drive while acting within the scope of employment. With the increase in online shopping, there are more delivery trucks on the road as well as personal vehicles for people who choose to pick up a second job with Lyft or Uber.

School Bus Collisions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2006 to 2015 there were 1,172 school-transportation-related crashes. From those crashes, 1,313 people were killed, averaging out to 131 fatalities a year. Of those 131 fatalities, 102 were school-age pedestrians. 61% being struck by school buses, 3% by vehicles functioning as school buses and 36% by other vehicles.

Is your child in the right car seat?

September 14th-20th is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Motor vehicle accidents are the number 1 cause of death in children 12 years and younger. Most of the time death and serious injuries can be prevented by using the correct car seat for your child. Children ages 2-5 years old that use a seat belt before they are big enough are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury compared to children in a proper car seat.

Multiple I-81 Crashes Leave At Least 2 Dead and Several Injured

At about 8:45 a.m. this morning, a complete whiteout occurred in Martinsburg, West Virginia, on Interstate 81. The heavy snow and wind led to three multiple car collisions and at least two confirmed fatalities.

Brain Injuries after Car Collisions in West Virginia

Car collisions often cause injuries.  When an individual is treated after an auto collision, the emergency room physician immediately examines an individual for physical injuries- does the person have a broken bone, hurt neck/back, shattered pelvis, etc.  Because emergency room physicians often focus on treating the immediately present physical injuries, brain injuries resulting from car collisions often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  This can occur because the victim may not immediately present with symptoms that indicate a type of brain injury, or because the physician is unaware that the victim hit his or her head in the car collision. 

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