What Happened

A head on collision in Hanover County, Virginia (VA) injured three people and caused the death of a 50-year-old man.

Police reported to the scene on Cold Harbor Road about a mile south of Creighton Road on January 19, 2013. Their initial investigation determined that a Chevrolet Impala crossed over the double yellow lines and collided with a Honda Odyssey minivan. Four people were transported to VCU Medical Center. The 50-year-old man that drove the Impala died at the hospital, and his passenger sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The other man who drove the minivan suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and his young son suffered minor injuries.

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The accident was still under investigation, but alcohol and speed appeared to be factors.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Prospective

This is another tragic event due to the carelessness of drinking and driving. We extend our condolences to the victims and wish them a quick recovery. It is also unfortunate the at-fault driver died in this accident. However this does not mean the people he injured cannot pursue damages. The claim would go against the driver’s insurance policy. This is necessary to ensure your medical bills; any lost wages, pain, and suffering are all properly compensated. When making an insurance claim, you are alone against a wealthy and experienced company.  They can out maneuver you in multiple ways. It will greatly benefit you to have an experienced, capable personal injury lawyers to level the playing field.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Our firm published an in-depth legal guide on what to do when you’re seriously injured in a car wreck in Virginia. Read it here.

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