Roadside Death Memorials in Virginia
I often wonder as a Virginia wrongful-death attorney about the sad story behind the roadside death memorial and crosses that you see as you ride down Interstate 64 (I-64) in the Commonwealth. It’s hard to imagine all of the people who must have lost their lives and the families that were forever changed by a love one killed by driving errors on Virginia highways.
Nor are they just on the Interstates. You often see a number of them on smaller roads out in Suffolk or even in suburban Chesapeake. The memorials are a good way for a family to feel that the memory of their loved one will not have died with them but go on.
Often I see the roadside memorials where people pass I use it as a reminder to myself to drive as carefully as I can. Obviously some roadways and curves are more dangerous than others. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers we have filmed a set of videos about the most dangerous intersections in Hampton Roads. We hope drivers will be especially careful on these roads.
Usually there is something about the place that contributed to the traffic fatality. Perhaps in this way the families who have the death memorials erected in Virginia are helping others not to share a similar fate. I certainly hope so.
If you have lost a loved one on the roads of Virginia, you should consider calling a Virginia wrongful death attorney for a free consultation. No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one but a sudden death can plunge a family into a financial crisis. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077.