The loss of a loved one in a fatal accident can change the lives of surviving family members forever which is why the legal process seeks to help victims in the ways that it is able.
A fatal pedestrian accident recently resulted in the death of one man. Worcester police are investigating the accident. The man was attempting to cross a roadway when a 16-year-old driver struck him. The victim was thrown into a nearby parking lot due to the impact of the fatal accident. The 38-year-old victim died from his injuries, including internal injuries and head trauma. The accident reconstruction unit is participating in the investigation which is ongoing.
A fatal car crash, of course, leaves surviving family members with a lost loved one. Additionally, a fatal accident may leave surviving families to face unexpected financial costs and strain as a result of the accident. A wrongful death cause of action may allow surviving family members to recover damages related to the emotional and financial harm suffered.
When family members file a wrongful death claim, it may allow them to recover compensation for the loss of companionship and pain and suffering damages family members suffer as a result of a fatal car crash. Family members may also recover medical and funeral expenses, for the loss of support and services and potential loss of inheritance.
The suffering of family members following the unexpected loss of a loved one can be understandably unbearable. The legal system seeks to help family members deal with the aspects of the suffering such as including damages suffered.
Source: The Republican, “Pedestrian killed in Worcester while crossing Route 20,” Sam Bonacci, Feb. 3, 2014