Colliding with another car can be a shocking experience both emotionally and physically. Not only can the impact from the force of the crash cause severe damage to the automobile, but also it can cause grave injuries and death. The surviving family members naturally may struggle with a combination of grief and frustration as they try to figure out the pieces to the fatal puzzle and get answers to their questions related to a recent car wreck in West Virginia.

A two-vehicle accident led to the death of a pastor and former Marine recently in West Virginia. The incident occurred when he and his wife were traveling on U.S. 119. The crash happened in the evening.

The man was later discovered in his vehicle with his head lying on the back of his seat. His wife’s head was resting on his shoulder. The couple had been married for more than three years.

If a police investigation documents that the driver of the other vehicle was at fault in this deadly car wreck, this person may face legal troubles in the form of a wrongful death claim. This is because the surviving loved ones may elect to file a suit against this driver, seeking financial damages that can help to cover end-of-life expenses and other financial damages tied to the incident. In order for the family members to prevail in a civil courtroom in West Virginia, it will be mandatory to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the fatalities stemmed from the negligence of another party to the crash.

Source: Charleston Daily Mail, Community loses pastor to crash, Charlotte Ferrell Smith, Feb. 9, 2014