Virginia recently saw a tragic accident involving three vehicles in which one man was killed. The accident occurred on George Washington Memorial Highway when a GMC Sonoma struck a Toyota Corolla, both of which were traveling northbound. The impact of the collision sent the Corolla into the southbound lane, where it struck a Honda Civic. The Sonoma's driver died at the scene after being thrown from his vehicle.
Driver Negligence Can Be Deadly
It is currently not known if alcohol was a factor in the accident, nor is it known if the deceased driver was wearing a seat belt. Incidents such as these are terrible tragedies that happen all too often. This accident goes to show how one driver's negligence can harm not only himself, but two other drivers as well. The report does not even mention the amount of property damage sustained as a result of the accident.
If you are involved in a similar accident in which the driver who was at fault died, you can still file a lawsuit against the driver's estate. It may seem callous to seek compensation from a deceased individual, and you may hesitate to bring up a claim as a result, but the fact remains that you may be saddled with medical bills and property damage that you cannot afford. Moreover, these expenses came from an accident that was not your fault.
Our Attorneys Can Help
Ultimately it would be the victim's choice in such an instance to decide whether or not they file a claim. If you are in a similar situation and you feel that you can afford the extra bills, then obviously you do not have to file a claim. But if you find yourself facing debts or bills that you cannot pay, remember that you can file a claim if you were not at fault in a car accident. Our auto accident injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC at 703-691-8333.