West Virginia MetroNews reports that two fatal car accidents occurred earlier this week in Harrison and Nicholas counties, respectively. The crash in Harrison county involved a single vehicle where the driver apparently lost control of his car while testing its new tires. The automobile veered into a median on Interstate 79, drove through a ditch, and eventually rolled over causing the driver’s death. The wreck in Nicholas county occurred when the driver of a pick-up truck crossed the center line of a two-lane road and collided head-on with a car traveling in the opposing direction. The woman driving the pick-up survived, but the man in the car was killed on impact. What caused the woman to swerve into the other lane is unknown, but is currently being investigated by local law enforcement.
With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching, we here at the Wolfe Law Firm want to remind our readers to be safe when driving to see loved ones this holiday season. The increase in traffic brings a higher risk of auto accidents, and ice and snow covered roads increase the risks of travel as well. Falling asleep at the wheel and other distractions are also frequent causes for car wrecks this time of year, so driving defensively is always a good idea. Regardless of the cause of the accident, if you were injured in a car crash, you should contact a West Virginia auto accident lawyer to be advised of your rights. A wreck that is brought about by driver negligence, manufacturing defects in the car itself, or other causes may be compensable under the law. Insurance companies do not always cover your damages, and a trained attorney can can help defray the costs of fixing your car and any medical bills or other damages you may have.