The roads of Roanoke City and throughout the state can be dangerous for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. While the majority of people on the road take caution and follow the law, there are inevitable incidents that can lead to injuries and even death. These can happen for a variety of reasons. When there is a fatal accident, the family left behind will have to move forward and deal with the loss of a loved one. It's important that they know what to do in such an incident's aftermath.
A fatal accident can occur in Roanoke City or throughout the state at any time. One of the worst feelings a family can have is to receive that phone call or knock at the door informing them that their loved one has been the victim in a fatal car crash. Unfortunately, these wrongful death incidents happen frequently and without warning. It's important for those who are affected by them to know what to do in their immediate aftermath.
Summer is fading away and the cool winds of fall are blowing into Roanoke. Soon rain and cold weather will cause slippery conditions to occur on local roads and highways. While many Virginia drivers know how to safely travel on hazardous roads, others fail to take sufficient precautions and cause dangerous car accidents.
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.
In June, a 39-year-old man from Christiansburg perished. The man had been operating a pontoon boat at Claytor Lake, a popular recreation area, when another boater ran into him. Reports did not say whether the Pearisburg man who allegedly caused the collision was injured in the accident or if alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.
A carjacking that started in Washington, D.C., ended in Virginia with one person dead and two others injured. Police say a 15-year-old boy is responsible for the fatal accident.
Virginia amusement park operators are following the news of the death of a Texas mother who fell to her death from a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park closely. Wrongful death claims are often filed after such a tragedy once its causes are discovered.