There are many safe drivers who travel on West Virginia roads every day. Despite their defensive driving, they can still become victim of the unsafe actions of others on the roadways. Unfortunately, one family from another state is likely still in shock after learning of the fatal car wreck that killed three members of their family.
The accident happened in late February. An 86-year-old father and two sons were traveling through West Virginia together in a minivan. Unfortunately, police say their vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed the median as a result of its driver losing control.
A father and his 57-year-old son died at the scene. The second son, 52 years old, was transported to a hospital, but died approximately two weeks after the accident. A fourth occupant, a 58-year-old female, remains hospitalized. Unfortunately, that victim is said to have suffered serious injuries and has undergone three different surgeries since the accident.
It is hard to fathom what the family of the deceased victims are experiencing as they cope with the news of the fatal car wreck. In addition to their grief, they may also suffer a heavy financial toll as a result of funeral and medical expenses. Additionally, the surviving victim may be facing a lifetime of medical treatment and require specialized care. Fortunately, there are legal options that could ultimately allow the victim and the family members of the deceased to seek financial relief. An experienced personal injury attorney can help these victims better understand their options and choose the most appropriate path for their individual situations.
Source: 610cktb.com, "Mourning friends and family looking for help bringing Kelly Pearson home", March 11, 2016