Virginia State Police have said they are launching an investigation into a fatal two-car crash that took place this recently along I-95 in Caroline County, VA. According to emergency responders, one person died at the scene of the accident and four others were seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The identity of the person who died has not yet been released as police are still trying to locate next of kin. Police have also not yet revealed who was at fault in the accident, but investigators say they expect criminal charges to be filed shortly.
The loss of this Virginia resident is tragic, as sudden and unexpected losses always are. Many questions remain about the causes of this terrible wreck and which driver might be at fault for the death and injuries. If the police investigation uncovers that alcohol was involved, especially given the late night time of the collision, or if the at-fault driver was guilty of any kind of recklessness or negligence behind the wheel, the family of the victim may want to consider filing a wrongful death suit against the responsible party.
Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the worst things a family can experience. If you have a family member who was senselessly struck down by an at-fault driver, you have legal rights you need to fully understand. The personal injury lawyers at our firm have prepared an article for families going through this terrible trauma. You can view this article, which describes the process of researching your options in a Virginia wrongful death case, here.
Our personal injury lawyers have developed a lengthy list of answers to frequently asked questions on our website, hsinjurylaw.com. If you want to read specific questions and answers about wrongful death cases, visit our Virginia (VA) wrongful death FAQ page.