In the wake of a fatal car accident, sometimes other people who were injured but survived the crash have to seek legal counsel to accurately assess the full cost of damages. Fatal auto accidents typically leave everyone involved searching for answers, and victims or surviving family members should be aware of their options for alleviating financial burdens resulting from a fatal crash.
Recently, a morning crash in Virginia Beach took the life of one driver and seriously injured another. According to police, the two-vehicle accident happened after a pickup truck began drifting off the road. In an effort to pull the truck back into the lane, the driver overcorrected and collided head-on with another pickup truck.
A fire was somehow ignited in one of the vehicles, and bystanders worked to pull one of the injured drivers from the wreckage.
Tragically, the 62-year-old woman driving the first truck did not survive. The other driver, a firefighter who was on his way to work, was hospitalized and said to be in serious condition.
The collision is a sad reminder of how quickly the unthinkable can occur. Overcorrecting is, unfortunately, a common cause in head-on collisions. No one wakes up and expects to be involved in such a crash, but the injuries resulting from head-on accidents are a reality for people throughout Virginia.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
After a serious auto accident, it is important for victims or their families to understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Effective legal counsel can help ensure that you are not saddled with overwhelming medical expenses resulting from an accident that was beyond your control. Contact the personal injury lawyers of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC at 703-691-8333 to schedule your free consultation.