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Car wreck death rate high in West Virginia

A whopping 242 individuals passed away in auto crashes in West Virginia between the start of last year and Dec. 29. This rate of death associated with car crashes is greater than the national average. West Virginia also appears to have had more car wreck deaths than surrounding states have had.

Defective Roadways Cause Accidents Too

Negligent actions by drivers are the most common causes for road accidents. However, some accidents aren't the fault of drivers. Sometimes defective roadways can cause drivers to lose control thereby increasing the risks of motor vehicle collisions.

Avoiding Automobile Pedestrian Accidents

Each year, a significant number of automobile-pedestrian accidents occur. They happen to people crossing busy streets or highways, people working on broken down vehicles along the side of the road, children playing in residential neighborhoods and to people taking walks in their towns. Sometimes the driver stops. Sometimes they're hit and run accidents. Virtually all of these events can be avoided with a little more caution. 

Car Accidents & Children: What You Need to Know

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, nearly 650 children were killed in car accidents. An additional 127,000 suffered injuries. Many of those injuries were extremely severe.

U.S. Department of Transportation releases preliminary guidelines for driveless cars

On Monday, a group of federal officials including Jeffrey Zients, Director of the National Economic Council, and Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), released a 15-point set of guidelines for autonomous vehicle manufacturers.

Work-related car accidents: How do I recover from my losses?

If you have been injured in an auto accident while on-the-job, you may be eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits as well as being able to recover compensation from the at-fault driver or other at-fault party. This means that you can start receiving minimal benefits very quickly, without giving up the right to full compensation in the long run. Your situation is more complicated than a regular auto accident, and you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to protect all of your legal rights and make sure you receive every penny you are entitled to.

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