Patel & Dalrymple, PLLC July 26, 2018

Three people have lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle wreck in Virginia. The crash occurred on a recent Tuesday at about 10 a.m. These types of car accidents sometimes occur due to the carelessness of a driver, which is grounds for litigation.

According to authorities, a car was driving east on a road when the driver lost control of the motor vehicle. The driver ended up crossing into the road’s median and entered a westbound car’s path. The second car hit the first car on its passenger side.

The person driving the second car passed away in the crash. The passenger in the first car also died in the collision. The person driving the first car suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital but also passed away there. Police continued to investigate how the crash happened.

If authorities reveal that the person driving the first car caused the accident due to negligent behavior, the surviving loved ones of the passenger and other driver who died in the crash may decide to file wrongful death claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Although the first car’s driver also died in the accident, a lawsuit may still be filed against this individual’s estate. In addition, anybody else who owned the first car may be named in the lawsuit.

A preponderance of the evidence is needed to establish liability before the civil court hearing the case in Virginia. Once this happens, the court will adjudicate claims for monetary damages. A successfully fought claim might lead to a damage award that may help with covering funeral costs and other losses tied to these types of fatal car accidents.