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Car accident injuries cause man's death

Car accidents are common throughout Virginia, but the frequency at which they occur do not make them any less serious. In many cases, a person injured in a car accident does not fully even recognize that he or she is injured until later that day or even several days later after the adrenaline wears off. In the worst cases, car accident injuries that do not appear life-threatening initially can even result in someone's death, as was the case recently with a Virginia man.

Just before the New Year, a 32-year-old man from King George, Virginia, was involved in a car accident with a pickup truck. The accident occurred just before 9:00pm when the driver of the pickup crashed into the 32-year-old man's car while trying to make a right-hand turn. Both the 32-year-old driver of the car and the driver of the pickup truck were injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital, but the injuries were thought to be non-life threatening. Unfortunately, the 32-year-old man died the next day, while still at the hospital.

Car accidents vary widely in the severity of the accident, the cause, and the extent of the injuries and property damage. In the most severe cases, a car accident can result in death or severe injuries that cause permanent disabilities and necessitate extreme life changes. In financial terms, an accident can often result in many medical bills that can pose serious financial hardship if the injured party is forced to pay those bills without help or compensation.

After a car accident, it is important to know what to do and how to protect your interests. It is critical to ensure that authorities conduct a detailed accident investigation in order to determine who is at fault for the accident. Additionally, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney focused on the injured party's interests before speaking with an insurance company because an insurance company may later attempt to use a person's statements against them or convince the injured party to settle for less than the amount to which he or she is entitled.

Source: Laurel Patch, "Virginia Man Dies from Car Crash Injuries," Deb Belt, Jan. 2, 2015

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