Shore Drive crash kills one, injures two

Virginia Car Accident Lawyer Richard J. Serpe

An early morning crash in Virginia Beach caused the death of one person and injuries for two others. The July 27 accident occurred along Shore Drive, one of the area’s most notoriously dangerous roads. A sedan was heading west on Shore Drive when it went off-road around 1:15 a.m., striking a sign and a tree. All three occupants of the vehicle were taken to the hospital. Sadly, one of the occupants involved in the accident succumbed to their injuries in the hospital. Police say charges are pending.

Single car accidents like this one are almost always caused by drowsy, drunk or distracted drivers. Given the late hour of this crash, it’s hard not to speculate that the driver likely fell asleep at the wheel. As more information comes to light about this particular incident, we’ll have a better understanding of exactly what occurred.

Passengers in Accidents

If you are a passenger involved in a single car accident caused by a friend, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. Assuming the at-fault driver has insurance, injured passengers generally have little trouble recovering compensation with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer.

It may be difficult to file a vehicle accident claim against a friend or family member, but it is a necessary action. Injured passengers should not be expected to cover the costs associated with hospitalization, nor should they shoulder the burden of lost wages on their own. When injured passengers take friends to court over a vehicle accident, it is best they hire their own car accident lawyer to handle all aspects of their case.

Virginia Personal & Wrongful Death Lawyers

The Virginia personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC has helped victims of accidents for over 33 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have legal rights. If you’d like to discuss your situation, contact us to setup a free consultation 877-544-5323.