Fatal Accident on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Happened

A single car accident on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) killed one person and injured a second.

The accident occurred on February 14, 2013 near First Landing Park in the 2500 block of Shore Drive. The car was completely destroyed and eye witnesses say they can’t believe anyone survived such a violent wreck.  The driver of the car was taken to the hospital in serious condition, while the passenger was declared dead on the scene. There was no alcohol involved in the crash but police have determined that speed was main factor.

The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective

We extend our deepest sympathy to family of the passenger; it is always tragic to hear of an innocent life taken too early. The family members should consider speaking with a Virginia (VA) wrongful death lawyer. Though no information has been released about the accident there may be the possibility of a wrongful death claim. If the investigation proves the driver was driving recklessly or distracted the chances for a claim increase. Depending on the relationship of the victim to the driver, the family may be hesitant to file a claim against them. However, they should keep in mind that one of the functions of insurance is to provide compensation to those injured, or the family members of those killed, as the result of another’s negligence.  This is true even if the at-fault party is a friend or family member.The fact is a life was taken and there is a possibility it could have easily been avoided. If a loved one has been killed by a reckless driver do not hesitate to contact a Virginia (VA) wrongful death lawyer for a private analysis of your legal options.

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