A seemingly normal drive can become a frightening trip if one mistake, such as the slip of a foot, takes place in West Virginia. Unfortunately, accidents do happen on our roads, and these crashes sometimes result in critical injuries. In cases where the person who is believed to have caused the car accident was driving negligently or recklessly, he or she may be held financially responsible for the injuries sustained in it.
A three-vehicle accident recently took place in West Virginia. An elderly woman accidentally tapped her gas pedal instead of her brakes, according to police. This caused her to plow into a car and then strike a cement wall.
The impact of the collision further caused a street light to fall over. The woman believed responsible for causing the crash refused treatment at the scene. The car that she allegedly struck spun around and crashed into a third automobile. The woman who was driving the second car was trapped, so firefighters had to cut her free from the wreckage. She suffered back pain that was described as “significant” and was taken to the hospital.
The woman who suffered injuries in the crash certainly has the right to file a personal injury claim against the driver who is believed to have negligently caused the car accident, if she so chooses. Monetary relief from a successfully completed claim may help with hospital expenses and even lost wages. However, in order for the plaintiff to prevail in a West Virginia court, the underlying facts have to be proven in a manner that satisfies the judge or jury responsible for deciding the case.
Source: wva.com, “Three-car crash sends woman to hospital“, Lindsay Oliver, April 11, 2014