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Two people recently suffered injuries in a West Virginia motor vehicle accident. Police said they believed the early-morning accident was the result of speeding. A person who is injured in a car wreck through no fault of his or her own may rightfully seek justice through the civil court system.

The accident that recently took place in West Virginia occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and another road. It took place at around 5:45 a.m. According to authorities, the man was speedily driving a vehicle north on the highway.

Police said the driver suddenly ended up losing control of his automobile. The car then moved swiftly into a grassy median before colliding with a traffic light pole made of steel. Both the driver and the car’s passenger were injured. They were transported to the hospital, where the driver’s condition was deemed critical and the passenger’s position was deemed stable.

The driver of the car reportedly involved in the single-vehicle accident in West Virginia may face a lawsuit filed by the injured passenger of the vehicle. The passenger has the right to seek damages, which — if awarded — may help the victim to cover hospital bills and the loss of wages, along with other monetary losses resulting from the car wreck. In order to prevail in this type of suit, it will be necessary to prove that the driver was negligent in a manner that caused the accident. Only if this happens will a judge award compensation for damages associated with the injury crash.

Source: wvmetronews.com, “Speed believed to be factor in Mon County crash“, Dave Wilson, April 11, 2015