What Happened: According to a news story at potomaclocal.com, a driver was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer after his vehicle broke down by the side of I-95. The driver exited his car and was immediately hit by the truck; he died at the scene. At the time of this posting, police were working to identify the next-of-kin of the victim before releasing his identity.

Here is the location of the crash:

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The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective: A car accident that results in death is always a tragedy. We have seen countless accidents that have left behind grieving family members, and our deepest condolences go out to anyone who has been touched by such terrible circumstances.

While we don’t have all the facts of the case at this time—was the truck driver acting negligently? Could he have avoided the driver?—we know that the family members of the man who was killed may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim against the truck driver. The state police investigation will ultimately reveal the cause of the crash.

Potentially Helpful Info: If you have lost a loved one in an accident, our sympathies are with you. We have worked with family members who have had to deal with the death of relatives, and we know how terrible and painful the grieving process is.

While the suffering of an accident is painful or uncomfortable, anyone who has been injured in a car accident, or suffered the loss of a loved one, should consider speaking to a personal injury attorney to figure out if there are any options for legal redress. The personal injury attorneys at our Virginia law firm have written up a list of resources for those who have suffered a wrongful death; you can read them here.

If your injuries or loss were the result of an accident involving a tractor-trailer or truck, our Virginia personal injury lawyers have also published a guide regarding commercial trucking accidents; click here to look it over. Because commercial tractor-trailer accidents are often dealt with differently in court, it is important to be aware of how personal injury or wrongful death claims against commercial trucks are handled.

Have Questions? Check Out Our FAQs:

The Virginia personal injury attorneys at our law firm have published a list of FAQs; you can read them by clicking here. There are many different sections and types of questions answered; for instance, click here to read the FAQs regarding truck and tractor-trailer accidents.