Two men died in a head-on crash recently one early morning in Putnam County. The West Virginia car accident happened just after midnight when a southbound car crossed the center line of the roadway and struck an on-coming semi. The driver and the passenger of the car were killed.
The driver of the semi was not hurt. Putnam County's sheriff's deputies said they believe impaired driving caused the crash, which shut all lanes on a busy highway for many hours, causing authorities to divert traffic. The deceased men worked at a local Mexican restaurant.
In this case, alcohol is thought to have been a factor in the crash. The semi driver did not suffer injuries; however, the passenger of the car died as a result of what might have been driver impairment. The family of the deceased passenger has the right to talk to an attorney about the possibility of pursuing compensation for their loss.
Monetary compensation might help the family the person who died in the car accident with such things as funeral costs and the loss of income that the deceased family member may have provided to his or her family. A West Virginia attorney experienced in personal injury law can help family members pursue compensation for losses they sustained due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another. No amount of compensation can make up for the pain and suffering caused by the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle fatality, but it can make the financial situation much less worrisome for many families who suffer such a loss.
Source: wsaz.com, "UPDATE: Two people killed in head-on crash with semi in Putnam County; names released", Oct. 21, 2017