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Family may have litigation rights after fatal car accident

Despite numerous traffic laws, regulations and advancement in car safety technology, car accidents continue to occur in Wisconsin. Being a victim of a car accident can seriously alter a person’s life. Unexpected medical bills, car repair and or replacement costs accumulate quickly, creating financial stress for many victims. Personal injury attorneys guide victims through their options for possible financial compensation for accident-related expenses, including options for filing a wrongful death lawsuit when a tragic death occurs. 

Recently, an 81-year-old man lost his life after a multi-vehicle accident. The accident is still under investigation, therefore the reasons that may have led to accident remain unknown. Initial reports indicate that a male driver of a blue pickup truck likely crossed into the lane of oncoming traffic. A resulting collision occurred with the elderly man’s four door vehicle and the pickup. A second collision occurred between the blue pickup and another pickup truck.

The pickup driver whose actions may have contributed to the collision reportedly received minor injuries. Sadly, the elderly man suffered a serious head injury. His injuries were so severe, he died before arriving to a medical facility. Reportedly, the victim in the third vehicle did not suffer any injuries.

A sudden death brings about unexpected grief and costs associated with a burial. Experienced personal injury attorneys in Wisconsin are able to advise families of their litigation rights for a possible wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Based on the evidence presented in court, a court may grant a monetary award for any car accident related damages. 

Source: miningjournal.net, “3-vehicle car accident in Wisconsin leaves 1 dead“, Ryan Jarvi, Feb. 19, 2017

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