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Auto accident claims life of West Virginia firefighter

While most drivers in West Virginia operate their vehicles safely and without incident and the odds of being in an auto accident are low, there is always a chance that circumstances will mesh and lead to a crash. In some of these accidents, there are no injuries and minimal damage. In others, people are injured, but not severely. In some, however, there is a fatal accident. When this happens, it does not discriminate and can happen to anyone. Those who have lost a loved one in an auto accident will have a lot to consider after it has happened. That includes making sure they are cognizant of the future.

A car collision resulted in the death of an off-duty 41-year-old West Virginia fireman. The accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. as the fireman was driving a silver 4-door Audi sedan when the vehicle was hit by a Ford F-350 driven by a 67-year-old man. The accident investigation believes that the collision occurred as the Ford was turning left to get onto Interstate 68 heading east. The fireman was declared dead at the hospital. The driver of the Ford had injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

When there is a car collision with a fatality, the family left behind will need to come to grips with a great many things. First, there will be the funeral and its expenses. After that, they might have to deal with the loss of strong influence in the home both personally and financially. While it can be difficult to think about, the case must be thoroughly investigated with the family's interests in mind. Law enforcement simply wants to find out what happened and how. The insurance companies are trying to make sure that they do not have to pay anything more than the bare minimum. It is usually the family of the deceased that is in the background wondering how they are going to move forward. With this in mind, it is imperative to have legal advice.

The fireman was killed as he was driving along the road and his car was hit by a turning vehicle. With the investigation ongoing, the family has to make sure to protect their interests in the present and future. For that, they need to speak to a legal professional who is experienced in helping clients receive compensation after a car accident through a lawsuit.

Source: wvmetronews.com, "Update: Morgantown fireman killed in crash," May 25, 2016

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