A car accident can easily lead to a serious injury that can change your life in an instant. One such injury is known as a crush injury. Crush injuries are serious and can require a lot of rehabilitation. You could wind up missing a lot of time at work and have trouble paying the bills. Let's explore the crush injuries that can be caused by a Wheeling car accident.
Most drivers in West Virginia do a good job of following the traffic laws when they are on the roads and highways. There are, however, enough people who choose to ignore laws and basic safety principles when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. This unfortunately puts a lot of innocent people in harm's way for no good reason. Driving after drinking is one of the behaviors that many people refuse to give up.
Unfortunately, the answer to the above question is yes. Should your eyes or head become injured in a West Virginia car accident, it could render you partially or totally blind either temporarily or permanently.
Whether people have been involved in a fender bender or a catastrophic collision, they may have acquired a traumatic brain injury as a result of the accident. Traumatic brain injuries may go undetected for several days, as the signs and symptoms could be mistaken for other illnesses. However, the sooner brain injuries are treated, the better chance patients have at achieving a full recovery.
If you have children, chances are you own a car seat or two. Even though they are bulky, may be difficult to secure in your vehicle and inconvenient at times, their use is imperative to the safety and well-being of your children while traveling in a vehicle. At Gellner Law Offices, we are committed to helping people who have been victims of automobile accidents in West Virginia.
For most people in West Virginia, Ohio, or anywhere in the United States, the thought of leaving home every day without their mobile phone in their hand, a pocket, a purse or other bag is all but nonexistent. Phones today are a part of everyday life but they can can cause dangerous situations problems for people while driving. Certainly, texting and driving is only one of a myriad of things that can be identified as distracted driving but it continues to be a problem across the nation.
It is strange enough that two car crashes took place at the same Interstate 64 interchange in Newport News, Virginia, within hours of each other, but the other coincidences involved in the two unrelated accidents become eerie. Each vehicle was traveling in the same direction, each crash resulted in the death of the driver and each involved the same make and model of vehicle.
A head-on collision can be the scariest type. The drivers of the vehicles may see that the danger is imminent but be unable to prevent the crash from happening. A two-vehicle accident in Malden, West Virginia last week killed two occupants and sent three others to the hospital with critical injuries. Authorities have not released any information as to the cause of the crash. It is unclear whether the investigation is still ongoing at this time.
Driving in the United States is quite dangerous - likely the most dangerous thing the average person will do on a daily basis. And recent trends indicate that the United States is going in the wrong direction when it comes to driving safety.
When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian in West Virginia, the hospital is often the next stop for the pedestrian. In an ironic turn of events, an intersection near a hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia was recently the scene of an accident in which a vehicle hit a pedestrian. Responders did not take the woman to the nearby hospital for treatment; due to the extent of her injuries, they instead took her to the trauma center of another facility where she remains in serious condition.