Wrongful death: Head-on collision leaves 2 dead

| Jun 17, 2019 | Personal Injury Law |

A stretch of dangerous road in Alabama was the site of a recent deadly car accident. According to authorities, the head-on collision resulted in two deaths and at least one possible injury. Police are still investigating the car wreck, but that does not mean that it is too early for the victims’ family to begin exploring options for a wrongful death claim.

At the time of the wreck, a 71-year-old female driver was traveling with a 6-year-old passenger in her car. Another driver was traveling on the same stretch of road in the opposite direction. For reasons that are still unclear, the two vehicles collided head-on. The force of the wreck was so severe that both vehicles were pushed off of the roadway and into a nearby creek.

Both the elderly driver and her young passenger died in the wreck. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but their injuries were reportedly not too serious. Police and other community members were not surprised that such a deadly accident occurred in that area. An influx in traffic from new housing developments and chronic speeders have apparently made the road extremely dangerous to travel on.

Family is extremely important in Alabama, and losing a loved one in a car accident can be absolutely devastating. This is where some families might find a wrongful death lawsuit to be extremely helpful. By successfully pursuing one of these claims to completion, families can achieve financial compensation for unexpected damages, including funeral expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and much more.