On Friday, a two-vehicle auto accident resulted in one death and another person seriously injured. The accident happened in Nottoway County, Virginia when 80-year-old Edward E. Dalton was operating a 1993 Cadillac along Route 609 southbound. The vehicle collided with a semi-truck at around 3 p.m., and the impact ejected the passenger of the Cadillac. The truck driver was uninjured in the accident, but Dalton was seriously injured. His passenger, 71-year-old Betty J. Dalton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The accident is being investigated by the Virginia State Police.
Every year, thousands of auto accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities. Tragically, the majority of these accidents are preventable and caused by some form of negligence. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving are the most common causes of auto accidents. The party responsible for your accident could include road engineers, automotive manufacturers, or negligent drivers. Individuals that are injured in car accidents will likely incur medical bills, lost wages if time off work is required, property damage, and emotional damages. To recover the compensation you deserve for these damages, it is imperative to consult a skilled St. Louis car accident lawyer.
The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will provide you with a full investigation to determine liability. Once our attorneys decide if you have grounds to file a case, we will plan and execute a strategy to hold all negligent parties accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.