A West Virginia woman is dead after a tragic car wreck possibly caused by reckless driving. In King George County, the car wreck occurred when the woman's car was hit head-on. The man driving the truck crossed the center line, but the reason why is not known. He was charged with reckless driving and law enforcement does not believe that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Reckless driving is a broad term that can be used to describe poor, dangerous or negligent driving. It can include anything from texting behind the wheel to speeding. Although it may seem daunting to prove that an individual is a victim of reckless driving, a case evaluation may reveal that a wrongful death civil lawsuit is an option for the woman's family.
The deceased woman's family could consider seeking compensation for the pain and suffering that they have endured, as well as any financial duress. When filing a civil suit against a driver, the family should present evidence to validate their claims. This could include accident reports and medical bills. If there is a substantial burden of proof, the family could be granted a financial settlement.
This tragic car wreck is still under investigation by West Virginia law enforcement, but the criminal case is not directly connected to any possible civil case. However, if the man is convicted of any reckless driving charge, it could go a long way in a positive ruling in a civil claim. Before initiating legal action, it is typically best to begin by examining all possible legal choices.
Source: timesdispatch.com, "West Virginia woman dies in King George wreck", , Aug. 31, 2014