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COVID-19 Status: The governor designated legal services as essential (we agree). Peyton Law Firm will continue operations by conducting telephonic meetings with clients as well as electronic communication. We are avoiding in person office conferences unless absolutely necessary. Our staff is on a rotating schedule to maintain social distancing but one member of our staff will be available from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. If you have a legal issue in these difficult times, don't hesitate to email, call or message us on Facebook. We are glad to help. We usually welcome walk-ins, but not at this time. Everyone stay safe and have faith we will return to normal. The WV Supreme Court and other local court systems have cancelled all non-emergency hearings through April 10.⚖️

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Most West Virginia residents will experience a car accident at some point in their lives. While most car accidents only cause minor injuries and property damage, car accidents are a common cause of death among all age groups in the United States. Car accidents in 2016 were at a nine-year high despite advanced safety features in newer vehicles.

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Administration, car crashes killed 37,461 people last year. This represents a 5.6 percent increase over 2015 and represents an all-time high compared to an all-time low of 32,744 people killed in car accidents in 2014.

Some of the primary reasons for these deaths include speeding, not wearing a seat belt and distracted driving. Car manufacturers have implemented safety features to prevent serious injury and death in their vehicles, such as automatic braking, rear-view cameras, road departure warning systems and advanced air bags. In the future, self-driving cars may make driving safer because they will reduce the human contributors that lead to car accidents, such as distracted driving.

A person who has been in a car accident may suffer serious damage as a result, such as property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future earnings and loss of future enjoyment of life. Family members may struggle emotionally and financially after a loved one has died unexpectedly in an avoidable collision.

An experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to help those who have experienced injuries or loss as a result of a car accident. An attorney might help investigate the cause of the crash, gather medical records, negotiate with insurance companies for a favorable settlement, interview witnesses, consult accident reconstruction experts, file court pleadings or conduct litigation on the client's behalf.

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Peyton Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
2801 First Avenue
P.O. Box 216
Nitro, WV 25143-1602

Toll Free: 800-681-9555
Phone: 304-755-5556
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