A man recently lost his life in a tragic collision in West Virginia. Now, his grieving loved ones are left wondering how the crash could have happened. The fatal car accident took place along U.S. Route 50 on a Sunday morning.
The crash occurred at about 7 a.m. Police said they were still investigating what exactly caused the crash. However, it did involve two cars, and led to one death and multiple injuries.
The man who died in the collision was 42 years old. Meanwhile, three other individuals suffered injuries in the crash and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions following the collision were not immediately known.
If police discover that one of the injured parties caused the crash, the loved ones of the man who died in the car accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against this person, seeking damages. Likewise, the other injured parties may file personal injury claims against him or her. Meanwhile, if the deceased man is found to have caused the crash, the three injured parties may opt to file personal injury claims against his estate and against anyone else with an ownership interest in the car he was driving at the time of the accident.
Liability must be established before the court before any claims for damages will be adjudicated. A successfully fought suit may lead to monetary damages that might help with covering hospital expenses, funeral costs and other losses tied to the car accident. Financial compensation may also help to address any pain and suffering caused by the West Virginia collision.