The death of a loved one can hit a family hard, and they may feel a sense of loss in more than one way. Auto accidents are a common cause of death, and surviving family members may feel helpless when it comes to handling the potential legal issues involved. If they feel the need to seek justice, filing a wrongful death claim against a driver considered at fault could be a step to consider.
A recent accident in Oklahoma proved fatal for one young girl. Reports stated that the driver of an SUV had struck a bicyclist just after midnight, but the driver continued traveling. The bicyclist informed police of the event and declined medical attention. After that incident, the SUV was reported as having struck a pedestrian and driven away.
The pedestrian was a 15-year-old girl, and she was killed in the incident and pronounced dead at the scene. After receiving a tip about an SUV being on fire in a nearby area, authorities were able to locate the driver suspected to have been involved in the two hit-and-run incidents. The man was taken into custody.
The family of the young girl killed in the accident may be hoping to find some justice amidst the tragedy. Filing a civil claim against the driver considered at fault could allow them to pursue compensation for their loss, expenses and other damages resulting from the Oklahoma tragedy. This family and others similarly affected by auto accidents may wish to find out more information on such an option to determine whether it could be right for them.
Source: news9.com, “One Arrested After Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Crash In Enid“, Leighanne Manwarren, May 21, 2016
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