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Hit-and-run car accidents may warrant legal claims

Families who lose individuals in automobile crashes may feel a sense of disbelief soon after the incident. The situation may be even more difficult to process if the driver considered at fault for the incident did not remain on the scene. Hit-and-run car accidents are common events and can prove fatal. When this is the outcome, surviving family of the victim may wait anxiously for an arrest.

One family in West Virginia is likely in this predicament after the recent death of their loved one. Reports stated that a woman was struck by a vehicle, and the driver of the car involved did not remain on the scene. Additional information on the accident and how it occurred was not given in the report. 

Unfortunately, the incident resulted in the woman suffering critical injuries, and though she was taken to an area medical center, her family stated that she was unable to overcome her injuries. At the time of the report, it was stated that authorities had located a vehicle they believe was involved in the incident. However, no arrests had taken place as of yet.

The family of this West Virginia victim undoubtedly hopes that the driver considered at fault is located soon. In the mean time, they may wish to explore their legal options in order to be prepared in the event that they wish to take action against the driver. Information on wrongful death claims could help them -- and others affected by car accidents -- determine whether this type of action could suit their circumstances if they hope to pursue compensation for monetary damages.

Source: wsaz.com, "UPDATE: Family says woman's injuries 'too severe' after hit and run", Chad Hedrick, Nov. 19, 2017

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