A man sadly lost his life in a rear-end motor vehicle collision in Virginia. Meanwhile, another man suffered serious injuries in the accident. At times, these types of car accidents may stem from a driver’s negligence, which is grounds for a liability lawsuit.
The recent car accident took place at a little before 6:30 p.m. on a Friday. According to police, a minivan driver was going west along a road and ended up rear-ending a car before they reached an intersection. The car was pushed off the road as a result of the collision’s impact.
The minivan also left the roadway and struck several trees located in the road’s median. One man involved in the accident was transported to the hospital with injuries, while another man passed away at the crash scene. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the crash.
If the man who died in the crash was not driving the minivan that reportedly caused the accident, his surviving loved ones may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the minivan driver, seeking damages. Meanwhile, if the minivan driver was the man who died in the crash, the injured man may still file a personal injury claim against the van driver’s estate as well as against anyone with an ownership interest in the minivan. A preponderance of the evidence is necessary to establish liability in civil court, at which point the court will adjudicate claims for financial damages. Monetary damages in a successfully fought claim may help with covering hospital bills, burial expenses and other costs linked to these types of car accidents in Virginia.
Source: wtkr.com, “One dead, another hospitalized after two-vehicle crash in Virginia Beach“, Nick Boykin, April 13, 2018