A car accident happen to people in Kanawha and throughout West Virginia, and the results can range from moderate to severe injuries to fatalities. Those who have been injured in a crash, as well as those who have lost a loved one in a wreck, can face significant losses in the accident's aftermath. When serious injury or death is caused by the negligence of another, it is critical to thoroughly investigate the accident to determine if filing a legal claim is justified.
Such an investigation is now underway after an accident between two cars, a pickup truck, and a tractor trailer sent two people to the hospital. The accident came about when the tractor trailer, which was carting an excavator, was stopped on the roadway because of an accident in front of it. The pickup was towing another vehicle and hit a black vehicle. The black vehicle subsequently hit the tractor trailer. A person was stuck in the black car while another was stuck in the pickup. Each had to be cut out and were taken to the hospital with injuries that were classified as serious.
Victims like these may have a hard road ahead of them as they deal with the physical, emotional, and financial realities of their situation. There can be immense medical expenses, the inability to work can lead to lost wages, and the need for long-term care may be very real.
In fatal accident cases, a surviving family might not know how they are going to function. Considering the problems that can crop up, seeking compensation through a legal filing is often the only way they can make certain that everything is covered. An insurance offer might seem sufficient to cover their damages, but these offers are often well short of what is needed to get life back on track.
This is where legal advice may prove beneficial. After speaking with an experienced attorney, car accident victims and their families may have a better sense of their likelihood of succeeding on a legal claim. If they decide to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, they may be able to find the sense of justice they seek as well as compensation to help them get back on their feet.
Source: WSAZ.com, "Update: I-64 East back open after four vehicle crash," Samantha Perry, Nov. 5, 2016