On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, January 28, 2016.of
A serious car accident can claim the lives of multiple people in an instant. The surviving families of those victims could face various difficulties in the times ahead as they work to handle their grief as well as funeral plans and other arrangements that must be addressed. In some cases, families may wish to file a civil claim against the driver and/or any other party considered at fault in order to seek compensation for damages resulting from a car accident.
One family may be exploring such an option after a recent crash in Illinois. Reports stated that one vehicle apparently crossed the center line and collided head on with a second vehicle. The crash caused one of the cars to leave the roadway and come to rest in a ravine. A witness stated that the car was filling up with water so he helped the driver get out of the vehicle.
It was also reported that the crash resulted in the deaths of two individuals. The victims were presumably the drivers involved as no passengers were mentioned. It was unclear which driver may have been at fault, and the ages and identities of those victims were not released in the report.
Even though both drivers were killed in the Illinois car accident, it is still possible for a wrongful death claim to be filed. The family of the victim not considered at fault for the crash may have cause to file such a claim against the estate of the other deceased driver. Information on how to take such action and how it could be used in the pursuit of compensation may prove useful to interested individuals.
Source:kwqc.com, ““The car was filling up with water,” passerby pulls driver from car after deadly collision in Moline“, Morgan Ottier and Bailey Deitz, Jan. 21, 2016