If drivers fail to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, they could cause serious accidents. In many cases, drivers and passengers involved in crashes suffer head trauma, broken bones and other severe injuries that could potentially prove fatal. In the event that a person is seriously injured or killed, civil claims could be warranted.
Legal action could stem from a recent accident that took place in Oklahoma. Reports stated that three individuals were involved in the two-car collision that occurred when the driver of a vehicle heading west crossed the center line into a no-passing zone and collided head on with an eastbound vehicle. There were two individuals in the westbound car, and the driver was the sole occupant of the second vehicle.
The incident resulted in the driver of the westbound car suffering fatal injuries. His passenger suffered injuries to his head as well as internal injuries. The driver of the second car was taken from the scene due to a leg injury. Emergency crews had to rescue the passenger of the first vehicle and the driver of the second car after they had become trapped.
Though the driver considered at fault for this car accident died as a result, the individual who suffered head trauma and the driver who suffered the leg injury may have cause to file civil claims against the estate of the deceased individual. These claims could help them work toward gaining compensation for their injuries and associated medical costs. Speaking with Oklahoma attorneys could help the interested individuals find out more about their legal options.
Source: duncanbanner.com, “Duncan man in critical condition at OKC hospital following wreck“, Charlene Belew, Jan. 6, 2017
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