Separate single car accidents in Wood County over the weekend caused death and significant severe injuries. According to news reports, just before 4 a.m. a vehicle lost control, went over an embankment and collided with a tree. Police with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department said that control was lost after receiving a text message. The passenger of the car was thrown and pinned between the car and the tree, causing fatal injuries. The driver was charged with DUI with reckless disregard causing death.
An additional weekend wreck in Wood County left one dead and another seriously injured. According to police and media reports, the accident happened in Elm Grove, West Virginia early Saturday morning when a driver lost control of his vehicle.
If you or a loved one were the injured passenger of a single vehicle automobile collision, you may have the ability to collect insurance proceeds from the at-fault driver of the vehicle. West Virginia law mandates that all cars driven on the road today maintain liability insurance coverage. This means that if you are injured as a result of another’s negligent actions, you may be able to pursue a claim against the negligent person’s insurance.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a single vehicle accident, our car accident lawyers can help. We are able to quickly investigate the incident and can help you determine the best way forward so that you are able to focus on your recovery. For a free case evaluation with an injury lawyer in West Virginia, contact us today.