On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, May 21, 2015.of
Though a prom is typically a time of fun and celebration, individuals should still act responsibly. It is an exciting time for teenagers across the country, but unfortunately, this night can also be a tragic one for parents whose children are involved in serious accidents. A car accident could easily occur even on celebratory nights, and a celebration could turn into a period for grief and other hardships.
It was recently reported that an accident in Illinois claimed the lives of two individuals on the night of a high school prom. Apparently, three individuals were in a vehicle after a post-prom party, but sadly, the car did not make it to its destination. The teen driver of the car failed to maintain the proper lane and crashed into a pickup truck.
The crash resulted in the driver of the pickup and an 18-year-old passenger in the car suffering fatal injuries. Another passenger in the car was also injured and taken to an area hospital. The driver of the car was charged for driving under the influenced after it was determined that he had marijuana in his system at the time of the accident.
When a fatal car accident takes place, there may be reason for the family members of the victims to seek legal action. Individuals who have lost loved ones in such accidents can face considerable difficulties themselves ranging from emotional to financial struggles. Wrongful death claims may be able to help interested parties seek compensation from the driver considered at fault for damages permitted under Illinois law.
Source: abc11.com, “Teen killed after prom in car crash”, Diane Pathieu, May 18, 2015