We represented a husband and wife who were in town visiting family during the holidays. They were eastbound in their vehicle on I-264 in Virginia Beach one evening. The husband was driving and his wife was a passenger. A westbound vehicle crossed the median and hit our client's vehicle, as well as two other vehicles. Unfortunately, the husband passed away from injuries he suffered in the collision and his wife was treated overnight at a local hospital and released the following day to return home. The wife received minimal medical care upon her return home.
We represented the estate of the deceased husband, along with his wife for her bodily injuries, emotional trauma, and immense loss. Our team of Virginia Beach car accident attorneys filed suit on each claim separately and engaged in discovery primarily to learn why the other driver crossed the I-264 median.
We took depositions of the following individuals: (i) other driver, (ii) a Virginia state police trooper and (iii) numerous eyewitnesses. The depositions supplied enough evidence to strengthen our client's claims. As a result, we were able to settle both the wrongful death and personal injury cases for confidential amounts prior to trial.