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Injury-causing or fatal car accidents may occur due to speeding

A teenage boy has sadly lost his life in a motor vehicle collision in Virginia. Meanwhile, two other people were injured. These types of car accidents can easily occur due to a motorist's negligence -- for instance, speeding -- which is grounds for a lawsuit.

The recent car accident occurred at about 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to authorities, the boy, 17, was headed west along a road. All of sudden, his motor vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

The boy ended up passing away in the accident. Meanwhile, two other teenagers who were in the automobile when the accident occurred suffered injuries. One was treated and then released, whereas the other one remained in a medical center with injuries deemed to be life-threatening. Authorities reported that no alcohol was involved in the accident; however, speeding was a causal factor in the collision.

The parties who were injured in the accident may opt to file personal injury claims in this accident situation, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Even though the teenage boy who reportedly caused the collision ended up dying in it, anyone else with an ownership interest in the automobile he was driving at the time of the crash may be sued. A preponderance of the evidence is required to establish liability before the civil court hearing a personal injury claim in Virginia. A successfully litigated claim might lead to monetary damages that may help with addressing hospital bills and other expenses associated with these types of car accidents.

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