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Category: Car collision

More Fatal Car Crashes Are Being Linked to Drug Use

Posted in Car collision on August 6, 2018

According to a new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, more drivers involved in fatal collisions are testing positive to drug use. Some believe using marijuana or opioids make them a better driver. As the United States is facing an opioid epidemic and the legalization of marijuana, this study raises a big concern for… read more

Top 7 Car Accident Lawsuit Questions

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on December 13, 2017

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. 1) How do car accident investigations work? After any car accident, there is an investigation. Investigations can be done by… read more

Holiday Drunk Driving

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 27, 2017

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… read more

Travel Safety: Thanksgiving Day

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 20, 2017

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. According to the American Automobile Association, over 40 million Americans will… read more

Rear-End Car Collision

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 9, 2017

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. Getting behind a school bus can cause drivers unexpected delays on their morning commutes…. read more

Safety: National Teen Driver Safety Week

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on October 16, 2017

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… read more

Have you been injured while driving a vehicle for work?

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on October 6, 2017

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. If you’ve… read more

School Bus Collisions

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on August 10, 2017

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… read more

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

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on March 26, 2014

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. At mile marker 21, a seven vehicle crash lead to five to seven people being air lifted to surrounding hospitals. The… read more

Brain Injuries after Car Collisions in West Virginia

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on July 1, 2013

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… read more