Fatal crashes come under the scrutiny of not only the authorities but also those who were negatively affected by such an incident. Family members who lose loved ones in car accidents may wish to learn as much as possible about the accidents in hopes of understanding what happened. This information could also prove useful in the event that surviving family and seriously injured parties would like to file legal claims.
Such claims could stem from a recent accident that took place in Oklahoma. Reports stated that a 38-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he was unable to keep the vehicle on the roadway. The driver then over corrected, which caused his car to cross into the opposite lanes of travel where it collided with a second vehicle.
The second vehicle was being driven by a 48-year-old woman, and there were also three children inside the vehicle at the time. The man driving the first vehicle was apparently the only occupant, and he was ejected from the car, which led to him suffering fatal injuries. A child in the second vehicle was also killed, and the woman and another child were considered to be in critical condition. The third child was considered stable.
Though the driver considered at fault for this crash was killed in the accident, civil claims could be filed against that individual’s estate if the surviving parties would like to take such action. Filing wrongful death and personal injury claims could allow them to seek compensation for the tragic losses that were suffered. Information on these legal options as well as the accident itself could help this Oklahoma family — and others similarly affected by fatal car accidents — decide whether they would like to move forward with a claim.
Source: kfor.com, “Tragic car accident in Logan County leaves two people dead, including one child“, Dallas Franklin, June 23, 2016
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