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Local news outlets are reporting this morning that a car accident in Elkins has caused the death of at least one person. The accident occurred on July 18, 2014, on Route 33 at the Crystal Springs exit near Elkins. According to police and news reports, a vehicle headed westbound hit another vehicle causing it to catch fire. The passengers of the vehicle were able to escape before the car became fully engulfed in flames. While the fire didn’t cause any injuries, one of the individuals involved in the wreck was killed as a result of injuries sustained on impact and two others were flown to the hospital as a result of impact related injuries. According to State Police, charges could be pending.
If you are involved in a car accident, an experienced car accident attorney can help you obtain recovery for your injuries. A car accident lawyer will be able to institute an investigation to determine who was at fault for the collision, how the collision occurred, and what insurance companies are available to file claims against. When an individual does not have enough coverage on their liability insurance policy, a car accident attorney can investigate to see what additional insurance policies an individual has available to make claims against as well as investigating the individual’s personal assets to see if it would be viable to make a claim against an individual outside of the scope of insurance claims. Additionally, a car accident attorney will take over communications with the insurance companies so that you are not constantly bombarded by the insurance companies to accept a low-ball settlement offer.
If you are the victim of a car accident in West Virginia, the experienced car accident lawyers at the Manchin Injury Law Group can help. We offer free consultations and only get paid if we collect money for you. Feel free to contact us with more questions or to schedule a free consultation at (304) 367-1862.