Victims and loved ones of victims of car accidents have important legal protections. A tragic car accident in Arizona recently killed two sisters. The 18-year old and 20-year old sisters were killed in the head-on crash. The 21-year old driver of the other car was also killed in the accident. The sisters were hit head-on by the other driver who was driving the wrong way on the freeway. Both victims killed in the car accident were in college and were driving to see the Grand Canyon in the morning.
Car accidents can leave emotional devastation in their wake. In addition, depending on the circumstances, victims and their families may also suffer a variety of damages. Victims of car accidents may suffer physical, financial and emotional damages that can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Family members of victims of a fatal car accident can suffer damages including medical and funeral expenses, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and other types of damages.
Victims and their families may be able to bring a claim for damages to help them following an unexpected accident. Victims may bring a personal injury claim for damages. Surviving family members may be able to recover damages through a wrongful death action that is brought by the estate of the lost loved one for the benefit of the surviving family members. Personal injury and wrongful death claims can also be brought against an estate of a negligent driver killed in the accident.
A fatal car accident can leave families unexpectedly coping with overwhelming emotional challenges. A wrongful death claim for damages is an option to help surviving family members with the difficulties they face when a loved one has been wrongfully or negligently killed by another driver.
Source: MyFox8.com, “NC sisters, 18 and 20, killed in head-on crash by wrong-way driver in Arizona,” April 16, 2017