What Happened: The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that a terrible accident in West Union, Doddridge County, West Virginia claimed the life of the at-fault driver and sent three other people to the hospital for their injuries. The crash, which occurred on Long Run Road in Doddridge, took place when the at-fault driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle she was driving, crossed a median and struck another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, injuring the three inside, including one juvenile; the three were subsequently airlifted to the hospital. The cause of the crash is still under investigation at the time of this post.
The cause of this crash remains unclear at this time. Was the at-fault driver driving drunk or intoxicated? Was she practicing distracted driving, such as texting while driving or operating an onboard console? We don’t know everything for sure—the police investigation will tell us more—but for now we know that the injured drivers may have grounds to file an injury claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company, depending on the outcome of the investigation.
If you’re involved with any accident, it’s always important to consider speaking to a personal injury attorney, you will be able to help you reclaim the most legal redress to which you are entitled. There are some times, however, when the at-fault motorists who has injured you will be uninsured or underinsured, which can present difficulties for recovering damage. The personal injury lawyers at our West Virginia law firm have written an in-depth, helpful guide that explains what to do if you’ve been injured by an uninsured or underinsured motorist; you can click here to download it for free. Knowing how to handle such a frustrating situation is important; we expect other drivers to be adequately insured, but many times this simply isn’t the case.