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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. Running late on time and distracted driving can be a deadly combination behind a school bus. Imagine driving to work behind a school bus. You see the bus begin to slow and come to a complete stop to pick-up children. Suddenly you get rear-ended. The driver behind you was catching on work emails and texts before they realized you had stopped. From impact, your car was pushed into the back of the bus causing more damage and injury.
Some injuries from a rear-end collision can take hours or days to appear. The most common injuries include whiplash, spinal injuries, head injuries, broken bones, brain injuries, facial disfigurement, paralysis and in extreme cases, death.
Often the result of distracted driving, rear-end collisions cause numerous injuries and fatalities on West Virginia roads every year. Most rear-end accidents are entirely avoidable, if only drivers paid proper attention when operating their vehicles.
A whiplash injury can cause pain so intense that it prevents you from working or performing personal chores. Yet insurance companies routinely deny claims involving whiplash and other soft tissue injuries. We know that the pain you feel is real. When representing you, our accident lawyers in Charleston will seek full compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses.
Rear-ended in an accident? The Manchin Injury Law Group can represent you. Contact us by calling 304-367-1862 to schedule a free case evaluation.