It’s understandably tragic to learn that a loved one has lost his or her life or been injured in a car crash. The family of the person who died may naturally reel in grief and wonder how the accident occurred. The injured party may be faced with a long recovery period and financial struggles as a result of the crash. Unfortunately, this type of car crash recently took place in West Virginia.
The crash happened on a Tuesday morning, according to police. Authorities said a 25-year-old man passed away at the wreck scene. Meanwhile, a woman who was driving another car suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.
The crash was so bad that responders had to cut both victims out of their vehicles. The collision took place when one driver breached the road’s center line, police said. There was heavy fog when the crash occurred. Police continued to investigate the accident.
If the police’s investigation reveals that the woman was at-fault in the head-on crash, she may face claims for financial responsibility for the man’s death. The man’s family may choose to file a wrongful death claim against her. Meanwhile, if the man reportedly caused the crash, the injured woman may decide to sue his estate and any separate owner of his automobile. A successful case outcome may lead to a monetary damage award, which can help to pay for hospital bills, burial costs and other losses sustained as a result of the car crash. Failure to maintain one’s lane may be considered negligence; competent proof of negligence is necessary to establish a person’s liability in a vehicle crash in West Virginia.
Source: wsaz.com, “UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Wayne County Crash“, , Sept. 30, 2014