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Buckingham Co., VA – Four Killed in Crash on Route 15 at Saw Mill Rd

Buckingham Co., VA – Four Killed in Crash on Rte 15 at Saw Mill Rd

Blaszkow Legal, PLLC May 29, 2024

Buckingham Co., VA (May 29, 2024) – A major motor vehicle accident reported in Buckingham County on May 28 claimed the lives of multiple people. The Virginia State Police responded to the scene at around 11:45 a.m.

Official reports show a vehicle collision occurred on Route 15 near Saw Mill Road. The details surrounding the accident are limited at this time. However, the state police confirmed that a total of four people died as a result of this two-vehicle collision. At this time, the Virginia State Police’s Appomattox Division Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who have lost their lives in this accident.

Fatal Car Accidents in Virginia

Every year in Virginia, hundreds of individuals lose their lives in fatal accidents, with a significant portion of these tragedies being entirely avoidable. Speeding drivers put themselves at risk of losing control and causing collisions, while impaired drivers jeopardize the safety of others on the road. Negligent actions like tailgating, failure to yield, and other reckless behaviors further add to the toll of accidents. These incidents not only result in the loss of life but also significantly impact the surviving family members.

Dealing with the aftermath of a fatal crash can be emotionally overwhelming for families. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one leaves them grappling with grief and financial burdens. Families often face significant expenses such as medical bills, funeral costs, and the loss of a vital source of income, making the situation even more challenging to navigate.

After experiencing such a tragic loss, seeking guidance from a Buckingham County wrongful death lawyer becomes essential. Your family may have legal options to pursue financial compensation, and early intervention from a dedicated legal team increases the chances of building a strong case against the responsible party. Your attorney will work diligently to negotiate fair compensation, providing your family with the financial support needed to cope during this trying time.

How Do Wrongful Death Claims Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, wrongful death claims are asserted by a personal representative on behalf of the beneficiaries of the decedent. That sentence can be very confusing, so we will explain:

  • Personal Representative - sometimes called the "Administrator of an Estate." This is a person appointed by the court to be a single point of contact for the estate. In some cases, the person is a retired attorney or other neutral party. In some instances, it is a close relative of the decedent, such as a wife or husband.

  • Beneficiaries—a beneficiary is the person (and collectively, the people) who can recover any award or settlement relating to the tragic passing of the lost loved one. This is immediate family. In order of precedence, they are the surviving spouse, any children or grandchildren, surviving parents, siblings, and other relatives who share the deceased's household.

  • Estate—this is a legal construct created through the Probate Court to handle the assets of the estate or, in some cases, specifically to handle the wrongful death claim. The estate is created when the court issues documents called either "Letters of Administration" or " Certificates of Qualification."

The various forms courts want you to fill out can sometimes make it difficult to set up the estate for the purpose of investigating a wrongful death claim. You should always speak to a knowledgeable Virginia wrongful death lawyer to assist you in this complex process.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to Virginia wrongful death claims.

Consult with a Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one is never an easy process, and stress should never overlap with your grief. Unfortunately, it often does. Call an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help shield you and your family from these stresses so that you can begin to heal for as long as you need.

At Blaszkow Legal, PLLC, we are dedicated to assisting our clients and offering effective legal representation for personal injury cases. With a deep understanding of the hardships faced by families affected by fatal accidents, we are committed to upholding your rights and seeking justice on your behalf. Our goal is to provide top-notch services and guide you through challenging circumstances. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto collision, do not hesitate to contact us at 703-879-5910 for a free consultation. Allow us to support you in pursuing the compensation and closure you rightfully deserve.

 Note: When creating these blog posts, our team of writers utilizes external sources, including local and state news sources, social media platforms, police accident incident reports, state police accident reports, and at times, eyewitness accounts. Please contact us immediately if you discover any incorrect information so that we can update the post with the most current, accurate information available.

Disclaimer: This post is not a business solicitation, and none of the information provided in this blog post should be interpreted as medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek immediate medical attention. This post's featured image was not captured at the actual accident scene.

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