Passenger Killed When Driver Strikes Parked Car in Portsmouth
A man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in Portsmouth last night. The June 26, 2017 car wreck was reported to police just after 9:00 PM that night. Investigators say the crash occurred when the driver of a UHAUL truck collided with an unoccupied utility truck on Deep Creek Boulevard. The passenger in the UHAUL was ejected in the collision. Medics arrived and began treating the driver, but the passenger was pronounced dead. The driver is now recovering from serious but not life-threatening injuries.
We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of the man killed in the crash. As the investigation is still ongoing, there has been no official reason for the crash given. We can only hope that the investigation provides some answers and some form of closure for the victim’s loved ones.
When a loved one dies in an accident caused by a friend, it can be difficult to know how to proceed from a legal perspective. Many people experience guilt over the idea of taking a friend to court to sue for damages. Regardless of who is at fault, a friend or a stranger, the damage has still been done. A wrongful death settlement can help recover the costs of end of life medical care, lost wages that the family will miss out on, as well as the future earning potential the victim’s loved ones might have depended upon. We encourage anyone in this predicament to speak with an experienced Virginia wrongful death attorney for insight.
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Virginia has a strict legal system and requirements for bringing wrongful death cases. These cases must be brought by a properly qualified personal representative of the estate. Inexperienced lawyers, who fail to understand these requirements, can permanently destroy your rights.
Virginia also strictly construes the individuals who can recover for a wrongful death, otherwise known as the “statutory beneficiaries.” Inexperienced lawyers, who do not understand wrongful death law and procedures, frequently fail to gather all recoverable evidence of damage. Or worse, they fail to compensate the true beneficiary under Virginia law. The Virginia wrongful death lawyers at our firm combine experience with hard investigative research to help win your case.