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Head-on collision in Virginia claims life of one, injures two

In Virginia, a car accident is a danger that people face whenever they venture out in their automobile. Car accidents occur when they are least expected for a variety of reasons. They can cause serious injury leading to vast medical costs and pain and suffering. They can even result in death.

One man was killed when a Chevrolet Malibu in which he was a passenger apparently crossed the yellow line into the path of an oncoming Chevrolet Suburban resulting in a head-on collision. The female driver of the Malibu and the driver of the Suburban suffered serious injury. Their lives are not believed to be in danger due to the injuries they suffered. The passenger in the Malibu was declared dead at the site of the accident.

A car accident has numerous consequences that many don't even consider. Pain and suffering is one aspect, but so are medical costs and the possibility of lost wages due to the inability to continue working as before.

Insurance companies will likely call the victims who have suffered serious injury in a car accident or the families of those who were killed in a car accident and try to settle the case as quickly as possible. Even though they sound concerned and caring, their main interest is to resolve the case with as little cost to the insurer as is feasible.

In the above case, with a head-on collision and death of one of the vehicle's occupants, the insurance company will be motivated to come to a speedy resolution to keep costs down. Those involved in this type of car accident would be wise to seek advice before accepting the initial settlement offer presented by the insurance company. They could possibly file a personal injury claim to recover appropriate compensation, and they should understand this process in order to protect their interest and rights.

Source: Pilot Online, "Man dies in car crash in rural Virginia Beach," Carolyn Shapiro, Nov. 26, 2013

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