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Driver Runs Over and Kills Passenger in Virginia Wreck

What Happened:

A 1997 BMW ran off the right side of the road in Herndon, Virginia, causing the driver to lose control. The car flipped over and one of the passengers was thrown from the car. He was then run over by the driver as he tried to flee the scene of the crash with the other passenger.

The driver was arrested later when he tried to report that his car had been stolen. He was charged with felony hit and run, having no driver’s license and filing a false police report.

The other passenger was found after he spoke to a Loudoun County deputy and told him he was in a car wreck. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:

It is a terrible shame when a careless driver kills one of his passengers, and it’s even worse when the driver attempts to flee the scene and causes more death and destruction. Running from the law never works out well for anyone, and in this case, it unfortunately led to terrible tragedy. We send our condolences to the family of the deceased.

In a felony hit and run case in Virginia, the family of the deceased would be strongly advised to file a wrongful death suit against the driver. In the case of a hit and run, even if the driver did not have car insurance, the families of the dead or injured in the hit and run can receive compensation from their own car insurance policy. Most car insurance policies in most states have special uninsured motorist coverage that is attached to every insurance policy.

If you are going to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you should select a personal injury lawyer that has a proven record in winning multimillion dollar wrongful death lawsuits. That way, you will have the best chance of receiving the most justice possible for the terrible pain of the loss of your loved one.

For More Information:

Read about our legal firm’s $2.4 million settlement in a wrongful death civil lawsuit in State Court, VA.

Have Questions?

Read our collection of common questions and answers pertaining to wrongful death cases in Virginia.


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