Many individuals across the country choose automobiles as their favored means of travel. This type of transportation offers many comforts to an individual travelling from place to place, but there are some risks involved. A driver may choose to strictly adhere to traffic laws in an attempt to safely reach his or her destination, but some motor vehicle accidents are out of a person’s control. A recent collision has injured three people and claimed the life of another in West Virginia.
According to police, a mini-van was travelling late one evening when it was suddenly struck by an SUV. The driver of the SUV reportedly lost control of the vehicle prior to the incident. Both individuals in the SUV were rushed to the hospital following the crash. The driver of the van was also taken in for medical treatment; however, the passenger died at the scene.
Authorities have initiated an investigation, likely to determine what may have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle at the time. In a similar situation, it is difficult, if not impossible, for the other vehicle to react in time to avoid collision. Similar accidents often have catastrophic results, leaving surviving family members to mourn the loss of a loved one.
Drivers who are found to be at fault in a motor vehicle accidents resulting in the serious injury and/or death of another may be held accountable through the civil justice system. Families of victims are often left with extensive medical and/or funeral costs, and they may seek restitution through a wrongful death claim. Since the process can be complex, families in West Virginia often speak with an experienced attorney for assistance in filing a claim against the party deemed culpable.
Source: wsaz.com, “One dead, two injured after accident on Route 10 in Logan County“, March 27, 2017