In the United States today, there are more than ten million traffic accidents annually. Last year alone these traffic accidents, resulted in over 36,000 deaths. In the State of West Virginia in 2009, there were 356 traffic accidents according to the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The occupants of an automobiles is two times likely to suffer a fatal injury as that of the driver. The Wolfe Law firm is experienced in handling traffic accident cases. Call for a Free Initial Consultation 1-877-637-5756 today.
While traffic and car accidents can be caused by numerous factors, the most common causes can include:
- Driver Inexperience
- Driver Fatigue
- Driver Intoxication
- Bad Weather
- Poor Road Conditions
- Reckless and/or failure to obey traffic laws
- Vehicle Defects
- Animals or debris in the roadway
In 2009, of the approximate 33,808 fatalities due to traffic accidents in the United States, 10,839 of those were due to alcohol-impaired driving. In order to be termed an alcohol-impaired driver, the person must be considered above the legal limit, which in West Virginia is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 g/dl or more. In 2009, of the 115 fatal accidents in West Virginia, 32 percent of those were due to impaired drivers with a blood alcohol percentage above .08.
West Virginia Car Accidents - Attorneys
In West Virginia, car accident statistics for 2009 which resulted in fatalities due to auto accidents were commonly due to the following factors:
- Driver Intoxication
- Occupants failing to wear their seat belts.
- Occupants being ejected from the motor vehicle
- Heavy trucks or tractor trailers involved in the accident
- Failure of a vehicle's brakes, steering and/or electrical system
The Wolfe Law Firm has attorneys who are experienced in handling personal injury car accident cases. For more than 20 years, the attorneys at the Wolfe Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients due to numerous motor vehicle and traffic accidents. If you or someone you care about is involved in an accident, it is important that you contact a law firm that can give you advice on how to handle your motor vehicle accident claims. Call 1-877-637-5756.
The insurance industry is about making money. Because of this, insurance companies in West Virginia have consistently engaged in a concerted effort to obstruct citizens bringing car accident claims. The attorneys at the Wolfe Law Firm are experienced in handling claims and dealing with all of the major insurance carriers. We routinely deal with State Farm, Allstate, GEICO, Progressive, Safeco and Nationwide to name a few, and are familiar with the claim's process.
Since the loss of third party rights by the citizens of West Virginia the insurance companies, and their adjustors have no incentive to fairly or promptly evaluate a claim. The only hope that a citizen has is hiring a law firm that is familiar with the claim's procedure, and willing to file suit and proceed through litigation. We are prepared to put in the extra work and time to see that the client's rights are protected in a motor vehicle or car accident claim.
In West Virginia, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of wages, disfigurement, scarring, loss of enjoyment in life, emotional distress. It can be extremely difficult for a family if the bread winner is involved in a motor vehicle accident, leaving them unable to work having to spend hard earned savings for doctors and treatment.
Too often in West Virginia when someone is injured in an accident, they do not consult an attorney. You can call the Wolfe Law Firm for a FREE consultation, and you are under no obligation to hire us for your personal injury accident.
What is important is that you are informed about the claim's procedure. How your claim will be handled? And what determines the value of a claim? All of these questions can be answered at no cost to you. Call today the Wolfe Law Firm 1-877-637-5756 to speak to an attorney who is experienced in traffic and motor vehicle accidents.
- Car Accidents
- Truck and Tractor Trailer
- Motorcycle Accident
- Uninsured Motorist
- Victims of Drunk Drivers