Drivers in Virginia must always be on alert for the possibility of an accident. Most drivers are cautious and pay strict attention to their surroundings, but there is constantly a danger of a mishap occurring and leading to a fatal accident. Nothing can prepare a family for the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. In addition to the emotional shock, there are many other issues that must be dealt with in the event of a wrongful death.
A 48-year-old woman was killed after her car was hit by a tractor-trailer at an intersection. The woman was driving a 2003 Ford sedan when the 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer hit her vehicle. The tractor-trailer was being driven by a 60-year-old man. According to law enforcement, there is a signal at the intersection and an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident. The woman was declared dead at the scene. The truck driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
No matter the circumstances of a fatal car crash, it is always a terrible occurrence for a family to have to deal with the loss of a loved one in such an unexpected fashion. In many instances, it was also unnecessary. The immediate aftermath of such an accident will involve grieving and the need to pay for a funeral.
After that, the reality sets in that the victim's survivors are now left without their loved one's income, help and companionship. Insurers might make a settlement offer to preclude a legal filing, but it is rarely sufficient to cover everything that is lost. It is important to know how to move forward with litigation to receive compensation for the loss.
When a loved one is killed by the negligence of another, it can be both emotionally and financially draining. A wrongful death suit is one way the victim's loved ones can seek compensation for the many costs they've been burdened with following the victim's death.
Source: Star-Exponent, "UPDATE: Fatal t-bone wreck Friday on U.S. 29 in Elkwood," Sept. 12, 2014