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Fatal Virginia truck accident results in deaths of three victims

Truck accident victims should be familiar with the different resources and protections available to them. Virginia authorities are investigating a recent fatal truck accident. The truck accident occurred between a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle. Those investigating the truck accident reported that the semi truck was travelling southbound when it crossed the center line and struck a passenger vehicle traveling northbound. The semi truck overturned due to the force of the truck accident.

The driver of the passenger vehicle and his wife, both 69, were both killed in the accident. The third victim was the wife's mother also traveling in the passenger vehicle at the time of the accident. The 51-year old driver of the truck was charged with reckless driving and additional charges are pending. When truck accident victims have been injured by a negligent driver, they have important legal protections available to help them through the challenges truck accident victims commonly face following a truck accident.

Truck accident victims may need protections because they may suffer serious damages resulting from a truck accident including serious injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. When family members have suffered the loss of a loved one in a truck accident, surviving family members may be protected through a wrongful death claim for damages. Damages can include funeral and medical expenses, loss of support and services and other damages.

Damages are largely dependent on the unique circumstances of each situation which is why it is important to understand the process and the protections available. Victims of truck accidents should always understand the ways in which they may be protected from negligent truck drivers and the damages they cause.

Source: NBC29.com, "UPDATE: VSP Identifies Victims in Fatal Accident in Fluvanna County," Jan. 23, 2017

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