A fatal car accident can happen before anyone realizes what is going on. Unfortunately, this type of incident often occurs when a driver fails to take the necessary steps to adhere to traffic directions or fails to remain aware of his or her surroundings. When a serious car crash takes place and results in a death, the family of the victim may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim.
One family in Alabama may be considering their legal options after a recent incident. Reports stated that a crash took place between a car and a pickup truck at an intersection. The driver of the car was reported as being a 27-year-old man, and he did not stop at a posted stop sign. As a result, a southbound pickup truck crashed into the passenger side of the car.
A 31-year-old woman was a passenger in the car, and she suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. She was declared deceased at the accident site. The car driver was transported from the scene by air to a hospital for treatment, and the truck driver did not suffer any injuries.
Losing a loved one so suddenly can take a considerable toll on a family. The surviving family members of this Alabama woman may be wondering how they will deal with their situation in the aftermath of the car crash. They do have the right to seek compensation for resulting damages from the driver considered at fault, and filing a wrongful death claim may allow them to follow such a route if they are interested in doing so.
Source: al.com, "Troopers ID east Alabama woman killed in Limestone County wreck", Jonece Starr Dunigan, June 20, 2017