A typical car ride can turn tragic in the blink of an eye. All it takes is a brief moment of inattentiveness to turn a family's life upside down. Sadly, this was the case recently in Grainger County when a driver crossed the center line and crashed head-on into an oncoming car. The car accident resulted in the death of two passengers. The two drivers were also injured.
When a family faces the loss of a loved one, they go through emotional turmoil that no one should feel. While this is more than enough to deal with, these families often must face financial burdens associated with the accident. These costs not only strap families with undeserved debt but also serve as a reminder of the life that was unjustly ripped from them.
Fortunately, legal action enables these victimized families to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. To succeed in such a claim, the family must prove that the responsible driver was driving recklessly and that their negligent behavior caused the death of their family member.
Many factors can be used to prove negligence. Speeding, inattentiveness and driving under the influence can all play a pivotal role in such a case. In the instance of a car that crosses the center line and crashes head-on into another vehicle, some form of negligence has likely occurred.
Once these elements are satisfied, a victim's family can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and funeral expenses. By obtaining these awards, victims' families can focus on the emotional recovery that is most important to them.
Source: WATE, "Two killed in head-on crash on Grainger County highway" Oct. 2, 2012