Car wrecks are a daily occurrence in America. Unfortunately, there are times when a car accident can turn deadly. Such accidents are tragic for the victim's family, who are often left searching for compensation for their loss.
Recently, a car accident turned deadly in Chicago. It appears that the car's driver lost control and ran in to a wall. Upon impact with the wall, the car, a Chevy Impala, burst in to flames. The driver and the rear passenger were able to escape. Officials pronounced the front passenger dead at the scene. The driver and the other passenger were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
At this time, authorities do not know what caused the car to lose control. They also have not confirmed if any of the car's occupants were wearing their seatbelts. No charges have been filed in the case and the accident remains under investigation.
Accidents like these can be traumatic for all involved. They can also be very costly. Those who lose their loved ones in a car accident might face mounting bills and other expenses. They are often left searching for compensation for such tragedy.
Often, the family will seek compensation from the person who caused the accident. In multiple car accidents, this might be the driver of one of the cars. In single car accidents, the family often seeks compensation from the driver of the car. This may be undesirable for the families if they know the driver of the car. However, families may have many difficult decisions to make after the death of a loved one.
If they choose to go forward with the lawsuit, the family will need to prove that the person was driving in an unsafe or reckless manner. They must also prove that the reckless driving resulted in the car accident. If there were other factors, it may not be possible to recover from the driver.
Source: CBS Chicago, "One Dead, Two Hurt In Cicero Accident," Jan. 23, 2013