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West Virginia Car Accident Attorney

If you have experienced long-term, life-altering injuries as a result of a car accident that was caused by someone or something else, you could be entitled to compensation for the associated damages. Between medical bills and lost earnings, the costs associated with injuries from car accidents can be significant. To ensure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve, reach out to a West Virginia car accident attorney from Salango Legal Firm.

Common Causes of At-Fault Car Accidents

When the car accident that led to your injuries was due to the negligence or fault of another driver or party, then you will generally be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. Negligence is a legal concept that basically means that the other party must have owed you some duty, and because of a breach of that duty, you experienced an injury with measurable damages. You can only collect damages that you can prove, and your West Virginia car accident attorney from Salango Legal Firm will help you through every step of the process, including gathering evidence to prove fault and measure your damages.

Distracted Driving

In 2021 alone some 3,522 people were killed on US roads due to distracted driving. When a driver is physically, mentally, or manually impaired, they are engaging in distracted driving. This means if a driver is doing anything that takes their hands off the wheel, their eyes off the road, or their minds off driving they are engaging in distracted driving. One of the most common forms of distracted driving is using a cell phone while driving, and under West Virginia law it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving without hands-free technology.

Drunk or Intoxicated Driving

When a driver makes the conscious decision to get behind the wheel while they are intoxicated, they will be liable for any damages caused in accidents that result. All drunk driving is illegal, and all drunk drivers are breaking the law, and their duty to other drivers on the road. If you believe the other driver was drunk or intoxicated, it is essential to mention this to any police who respond to the scene, and also to your personal injury attorney working on your West Virginia car accident claim.

Drowsy or Fatigued Driving

Drivers must be adequately rested to safely respond to changes to conditions on the road or shifts in traffic. When a driver has not had adequate rest and decides to get behind the wheel, they could be found negligent and responsible for damages in any accidents they cause. Drowsy driving is involved in many 18-wheeler crashes and large truck accidents as commercial drivers may be overworked, leading to drowsy driving. The drivers of large trucks and commercial vehicles are required to be given sufficient time off between shifts to recover, and if their employers fail to do so, their employer could be liable for damages in any accidents their drivers cause.

Injuries We Help Car Accident Victims Recover Damages For

It is important to understand that to collect damages for your injuries you must file a claim. The claim will generally be filed with the liable party’s insurance company, whether that is the driver of another passenger vehicle, the employer of a truck driver, or a vehicle or equipment manufacturer if a safety malfunction caused the accident. Determining fault, then measuring the medical and occupational costs of your injuries, are essential to building your claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are one of the most common injuries experienced during car accidents. As detailed by the CDC, motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of TBIs, alongside falls, assaults, and gunshot injuries. A traumatic brain injury occurs when you experience a bump or blow to your head, a jolt to your body, or a penetrating wound to your head that results in damage to your brain. TBIs can result in long-term and life-altering changes in your brain chemistry that can forever impact your ability to work and enjoy life as you had prior to the accident.

If you have been in a car accident where you hit your head, or your body was jolted during the accident, it is possible that you have developed a TBI. It is important to seek out immediate medical attention following an accident to determine if you have injuries that are not immediately noticeable. After an accident the adrenaline and excitement can cause some things to be overlooked, so seeking out an expert medical opinion is important. Then, it is time to reach out to a West Virginia car accident lawyer.

Neck and Back Injuries

When a vehicle is struck by another, or forced to come to a sudden halt, not only can TBIs occur, but also neck and back injuries. Serious neck injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis if the spinal cord is impacted, resulting in life-long shifts in your ability to work and support yourself and your family. Back injuries in general can lead to the necessity of long-term pain management measures that can likewise impact your ability to work and impact the amount of damages you are entitled to.

Connect with a West Virginia Car Accident Attorney for Help with Your Claim Now

One of the experienced West Virginia car accident attorneys from Salango Legal Firm is standing by to provide you with a risk-free, cost-free consultation on your car accident. We understand that recovering from your injuries and figuring out how to manage life after your accident can be difficult, and we are here to help. We’ll take over the process of collecting evidence on liability, and also help you schedule appointments with medical and occupational experts to measure your damages.

You never pay anything out of pocket, and we only get paid if we win. Connect with Salango Legal Firm today to get started.