Traffic accident fatalities are a sad reality on West Virginia's highways. Nationally, approximately 100 people die each day in traffic accidents. If a coalition of transportation safety groups is successful, however, that number will be reduced to zero by 2050.
Car accidents can feel frightening no matter the circumstances under which they occur. Of course, the causes and factors of a crash can make some incidents more serious than others. While you may hope that you always practice safe driving habits while behind the wheel, you may not always have the ability to control the actions of another driver while you are a passenger.
In West Virginia, as in every other state, the victim of a truck accident can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver, or more specifically the company that hired the driver. The litigation process is often prolonged and costly, however, which is why many victims instead try for a settlement out of court. This can be done through alternative dispute resolution methods like negotiations, mediation and arbitration.