A serious accident occurred in Fairplain, West Virginia (WV), near Route 21 and Homer Smith Road. Although one victim is in critical condition, the other victims sustained serious injuries, according to WOWKTV.com.
A driver ran a yield sign and T-boned a woman’s car, which also had four children as passengers. WOWKTV.com reports that the Ripley Fire Chief described the accident as causing "mass casualty from young kids to adults."
I extend heartfelt sympathies to the victims of this horrific accident. Any adult who chooses to carry children in her car feels a sense of responsibility for their safety. Despite this woman’s best efforts, she could not shield those children from injury caused by another driver’s actions.
If you or a loved one have been hit by a driver who died in the accident you probably feel many emotions, including confusion. Of course you want to be compensated for your injuries, but you may also feel compassion for the other driver's family. After all, they have lost a loved one. How can you and your passengers be compensated when the person at fault has died?
The at-fault driver's insurance company is responsible for compensating you, but insurance companies don't always make it easy. You are entitled to more than the cost of your medical bills. Perhaps you can't work because of your injuries. You may be entitled to wages you lose while you recover. For more information, visit our comprehensive online resources from insurance company delay tactics to avoiding a quick but unfair settlement.