When a Chrysler minivan and an Izuzu Rodeo SUV collided head-on near the intersection of Shillelagh Road and Benefit Road in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA), on the morning of Nov. 15, 2012, a 59-year-old veterinarian lost her life and two teenage girls suffered severe injuries. Police could not immediately determine the cause of the fatal accident, but authorities did tell reporters that the two high school students are expected to survive.


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The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective

The crash occurred on a narrow two-lane road, where even a moment’s distraction or a wide swing around a minor curve can put one’s vehicle directly in the path of oncoming drivers. Since it’s too soon to know exactly what circumstances led to the head-on collision that caused Ruth Ann MacQueen to lose her life, speculation as to who was at fault would not just be pointless, but insensitive.

As Virginia Beach-based attorneys who have represented family members in many wrongful death lawsuits, as well as several injured victims of head-on collisions, we know that these types of traffic accidents are difficult for all involved. We send our condolences and wishes for speedy recoveries to all.

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Lawyers with our firm have written free reports on dealing with accidents resulting in wrongful deaths and on how parents can proceed in cases in which children become injured.

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