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Fairfax County, VA - Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on South Kings Highway

Blaszkow Legal, PLLC May 17, 2024

HYBLA VALLEY, VA - A motorcycle rider was killed in the early hours of Friday morning in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The crash happened around 3L30 am on Friday morning at the intersection of Memorial Street and South Kings Highway, within the Hybla Valley neighborhood. Initial reports suggested that a motorcycle had collided with a pick-up truck.

The motorcyclist was rushed to a local emergency room by ambulance, but was ultimately pronounced dead.

The driver of the white pick-up truck involved in the collision remained on scene to speak to County Police officers. As this crash involves a fatality, the Fairfax County Police's Crash Reconstruction Unit will now be assigned to this case.

No mention was made as to how the crash happened, or who was alleged to have been at fault.

No names have been released to the public, as of this story's publication.

The scene was "opened-up" to traffic around 6:00 am, just before rush hour.

Blaszkow Legal extends our heartfelt sympathies to the family of the deceased motorcycle rider.

Fairfax County Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents, more so than car accidents, often result in severe injuries to the rider, and sometimes death. A motorcycle rider, aside from a helmet, has no protection when a collision occurs with a car or truck. Many motorcycle riders are not merely "dumped" onto the roadway, but often thrown from the bike, causing serious injuries.

Motorcycle riders have to be careful of negligent motorists when on the road, and car drivers have to watch where they are going. All users of the highway must share the road.

Investigating Negligence in Motorcycle Crashes

Virginia law places a very high burden on plaintiffs, or those who are bringing personal injury cases against negligent parties. Virginia practices a law called contributory negligence. This old legal doctrine means that if you, the person bringing the claim, is even 1% percent responsible for an accident, then you cannot recover. This is very different from the laws in most other states, some of which compare or apportion negligence.

This same legal doctrine holds true in a wrongful death case. If you are attempting to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased loved on, then your loved one must not have even been 1% responsible for the crash that claimed his or her life.

If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle collision, you need to speak to an experienced Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney right away, because time is of the essence. The longer you wait, the higher the risk that vital information and evidence can be lost.

Wrongful Death Claims in Fairfax County

After you have lost a loved in a motorcycle accident, in order to pursue a wrongful death claim, an state has to be created. This estate is different from what most personal think of when they hear that term, as this is solely for the purposes of pursuing wrongful death litigation (Virginia Code 64.2-454).

Sometimes, a family member is appointed as the "Personal Representative" of the Estate, and in certain situations, it is easier (and less stressful for the family) to have an independent Personal Representative appointed, such as a retired attorney.

Contact an Attorney Today

If you have lost a loved in a motor vehicle accident, then you need to speak with a lawyer right away. Far too many people wait too long - but this is understandable. Grieving is a process, and cannot be rushed. At the same time, however, you need to protect your family's rights and abilities to hold the negligent party or parties accountable for their actions. Call an experienced lawyer today and let them shield you from the stresses of fighting for your family, so you can grieve in peace.

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 and contact an attorney immediately.

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