Personal injury claims when the negligent party died

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2018 | Personal Injury Law |

The driver who allegedly caused a fatal accident on Alabama Highway 67 also died in the tragic collision. One other person was killed in the wreck and another suffered serious injuries. Although there is some confusion about the subject, victims of devastating car wrecks can still pursue compensation through personal injury claims even if the negligent driver was also killed in the accident. 

The two-vehicle accident occurred sometime before 9:30 a.m. when emergency responders were sent out to the collision. According to police, a 54-year-old woman was driving on Alabama 67 when she somehow lost control of her vehicle. She then collided with another vehicle, although it is not clear if the cars were traveling in the same direction or on opposite sides of the road. The woman died while still at the scene. 

The 74-year-old driver of the other vehicle was transported to the emergency room, but died soon afterward. Her 68-year-old passenger survived and was also taken to an area hospital, where she was admitted for serious injuries. Her condition is currently not considered to be life-threatening. 

When a person is seriously injured or even killed in a car accident, the associated damages can be more than most people in Alabama are equipped to handle. Survivors have the financial burden of medical bills, lost wages and more, while some family members must take on the costs of unexpected funeral expenses. If the negligent driver who caused such an accident also died as a result, personal injury and wrongful death claims can still be pursued against that person’s estate. 


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