Your car engine sputters as you ease your car onto the shoulder of the road. You are now stuck on a dark road with a disabled vehicle and no help in sight. It could happen to anyone, it’s happened to me, but what happened next was as tragic as it was avoidable.

A 19-year-old man was killed Sunday night while pushing his disabled car along a dark Virginia road.  The accident happened at about 10:30 pm Sunday in the eastbound lanes of Route 7 near Dranesville Manor Drive in Herndon, Virginia (VA).

Police said the teen was pushing the car when he was rear-ended by another driver. I don’t know if the at-fault driver was distracted, fatigued, or even DUI. But what I do know is my job. As a personal injury attorney I’m always left with the result of the accident and my job is to help the victim get back to as much as a normal life as possible.

Since I’m a father as well as a Virginia Beach personal injury attorney, I know the young man’s family is devastated.  It doesn’t matter how old your child is, no parent should have to bury their child. We have handled wrongful death cases all across VA and in other states as well. In cases involving death/fatalities, the families of a person killed can file a wrongful death claim under state laws, whether this occurs in Virginia, Carolina, or any other state.