Life Sentence for Fatal Car Crash
Shawn Welsh, a man from Marion, West Virginia, was sentenced to life recently by a Kentucky judge. The sentence came after the jury convicted Welsh of two count of murder and two counts of assault, after two teenagers died in a car chase. The jury recommended a life sentence.
According to state police, Welsh had stolen a truck and led police on a car chase. The chase eventually ended in a crash with the teenagers’ vehicle, resulting in the deaths of 18-year-old Jacob Barber and 17-year-old Katarina Peeters.
High-Speed Car Chases Endanger Everyone on the Road
Many questions arise after an event similar to the one instigated by Welsh.
For example, what insurance is available when a reckless driver is operating a stolen car? Is there any type of liability insurance that applies when someone is driving a car that is not their own?
These questions and more are ones you must discuss with your personal injury attorney if you or a loved one is injured in car crash that results from a high-speed chase.
What Should You Do If You’re Involved In or Injured Due to a High-Speed Car Crash?
When you’re injured in a reckless car crash, it’s important to know what to do. Here are three key things to keep in mind:
Seek Medical Help
If you’re injured in a high-speed crash, it’s important to get medical help right away. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a doctor. Many injuries don’t show symptoms right away, so it’s important to be safe rather than sorry.
In some cases, police are involved in the chase. If not, you must contact them as soon as you are in a safe place.
If you’re injured in a reckless car crash, it’s important to report the crash to the police. This will help ensure that the driver is held accountable for their actions. It can also help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact an Accident Attorney
If you’re injured in a reckless car crash, it’s important to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. They can also help ensure that the driver is held accountable for their actions.
Were you or a loved one injured due to the reckless behavior of someone? We can help. For more information or to discuss your situation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.