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Virginia Tech Student Killed in Car Accident

A 20 year-old college student at Virginia Tech was killed over the weekend in a car accident, according to police reports.

Police stated that the man died as a passenger in a car accident in Montgomery County, Virginia. Deputies were dispatched to the single-car wreck on Lusters Gate Road in the above county. There the police found that the car had driven over the embankment and landed on the roof.

Police still are investigating the cause of the accident.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the family of the young man who died in this tragic crash. Our personal injury law firm has seen far too many young lives ended prematurely in preventable car accidents.

In our experience, the family of the deceased often can file a personal injury, wrongful death claim against the driver or his estate. In some cases, there may be a car insurance policy that can provide some compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and funeral expenses.

We worked on a case a few years ago where our client was rear ended by a big rig which led to the car flipping over and killing him.

We were able to secure a $2.4 million settlement for the man’s widow, in part because we brought in a grief counselor. That professional was able to show in court how the loss of the man had totally devastated the family. The grief couns
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