Patel & Dalrymple, PLLC
A Lynchburg Law Firm
434-338-7080

Put our experience on your side.

Fatal car accidents may result from speeding

A Virginia car accident sadly took a man's life late last year, leaving his family members to grieve and question how their loved one could be gone so soon. However, the man who police said caused the accident that killed the victim was recently sentenced to a year behind bars in connection with it. Sometimes these types of fatal car accidents happen due to the carelessness of a motorist. In this situation, the negligent driver behavior may be grounds not only for criminal charges but also civil litigation, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

The recent accident took place when a man, 20, was driving to work one day and was suddenly T-boned by another car. The other car struck the man's motor vehicle as he was trying to turn onto a street. Authorities said that the man who caused the crash was speeding at the time of the collision.

The 20-year-old man was pronounced deceased following the collision. Meanwhile, the man who killed him ended up facing a charge of reckless driving endangerment. In addition to being sentenced to jail, he will also have to pay a fine of $2,500.

In addition to facing problems in the Virginia criminal court system, the man who was sentenced to jail may face a civil lawsuit filed by the family members of the deceased car accident victim. These family members have the right to seek the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the crash. A successfully fought suit may lead to a financial reward that can help cover funeral costs and other expenses tied to these types of car accidents.

Source: wavy.com, "Man sentenced to a year in jail for deadly Virginia Beach crash", Matthew Twist, Jan. 27, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Talk To A Lawyer Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

5200 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Phone: 434-338-7080
Fax: 434-832-7033
Map & Directions