Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Call Us Today to Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation
Charleston: 304-932-4571
Toll Free: 888-689-4893

Off-duty firefighter killed in fatal accident in West Virginia

Firefighters likely know of the risks they are taking when they run into a burning building or attempt some other type of rescue. However, job-related risks are not the only ones they face. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident has left the family of a West Virginia firefighter mourning his loss.

According to police reports, the 41-year-old firefighter was off duty when he was traveling south on a West Virginia highway one morning in late May. Records indicate that the driver of a northbound pickup truck attempted a left turn across the highway. Unfortunately, the truck apparently struck the driver's side of the firefighter's sedan.

The firefighter was transported to the hospital but passed away as a result of the injuries he suffered. The driver of the pickup truck was also transported to the hospital for treatment, though his injuries have been described as non-life threatening. While it is unclear what charges, if any, are expected to be filed as a result of the accident, the incident likely remains under investigation.

A fatal accident such as this often leaves West Virginia families wondering how they will cope with the emotional and financial consequences of their loss. Many people seek justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. While a successful case resulting in an award of damages often does little to help victims cope with their grief, it could relieve the stress associated with funeral expenses, medical costs and loss of wages. While not necessary to prove negligence, a conviction of criminal charges against the other driver would support such claims.

Source: wdtv.com, "UPDATE: Morgantown Firefighter Identified as Victim of Fatal Crash", May 25, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get The Legal Help You Deserve. Contact Us Today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Case Results

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, donec morbi dolor massa velit mi, etiam nunc etiam libero eu ac augue, sapien venenatis et mattis a tortor.
Read More >

Testimonials

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, donec morbi dolor massa velit mi, etiam nunc etiam libero eu ac augue, sapien venenatis et mattis a tortor.
Read More >