West Virginia Car Accident Lawyer


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If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident that occurred as a result of another’s negligent conduct, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. At Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, our attorneys know that car accidents commonly occur because of driver inattention, also known as distracted driving, and a West Virginia car accident lawyer is here to help if you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence. According to Distraction.gov, distracted driving is defined as:

  • “…any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.”
  • “All distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety.”

Every driver has the responsibility and duty to pay attention to the road and to the other vehicles in its proximity. If a driver crashed into your vehicle, you may seek compensation for your injuries and other expenses. The West Virginia personal injury lawyers of Tiano O’Dell, PLLC represent victims who were injured by negligent drivers.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to stop at stop sign
  • Texting and driving
  • Rubbernecking
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Running red lights
  • Road defects
  • Vehicle improperly maintained
  • Dangerous weather and driving conditions
  • Inexperienced and/or unlicensed drivers
  • Tailgating
  • Other

Distractions That Frequently Cause Car Accidents

According to Distraction.gov, there are many types of distractions that cause car accidents, including:

  • Texting – one of the most deadly forms of distracted driving, causing injury and death
  • Grooming – looking in the mirror, putting on makeup
  • Reading – even looking at a map creates
  • Talking with passengers instead of focusing on driving
  • Radio, CD, or other sound equipment distraction
  • Watching a video while driving
  • Eating and driving takes the driver’s hands off the steering wheel
  • Talking on a cellphone – the source of many accidents

If you were injured because another driver was engaged in a distracted driving behavior, injured victims may benefit from collecting contact information from all available witnesses. It may be helpful to take photos of the accident scene. Your West Virginia car accident lawyer at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC may seek cellphone records to confirm that the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident. Tiano O’Dell, PLLC utilizes the most advanced technology during case investigations. If the incident involved a semi or commercial truck please see our Truck Accident Lawyer page.

Call a Charleston Car Accident Attorney for a Consultation

At Tiano O’Dell, our car accident lawyers offer a complimentary case evaluation at which you can discuss your case and ask questions. We are a plaintiff’s rights law firm, dedicated to helping our clients pursue the compensation they deserve. You may seek compensation for your injuries and expenses, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, property damage, and more. While the great majority of cases are successfully negotiated out of court, if the insurance company or other liable party does not offer a fair and reasonable settlement, we will not hesitate to take the case to trial. There are no legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule your complimentary case evaluation, contact Tiano O’Dell at (304) 720-6700 or contact us online today.

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