When drivers fail to remain in the proper lanes, they could potentially cause an accident with oncoming travelers. In such car accidents, the outcomes could be tragic, and a family may be left dealing with the loss of a loved one. Because each accident of this type is unique, the surviving family members may wish to understand how the details of the crash could affect their legal options.
One family in Indiana may be hoping to better understand their options after a recent accident. It was reported that a head-on collision took place between a van and an SUV. The van was heading north when the driver failed to remain in the correct lane and veered into oncoming traffic. As a result, the van collided with the SUV that was traveling south.
The crash caused the driver of the SUV to suffer fatal injuries. A passenger in the SUV and a passenger in the van were both taken from the scene to an area medical facility. It was not mentioned whether the driver of the van suffered any injuries in the crash or whether that individual could face charges as a result of the fatal accident.
Car accidents in which a fatality occurs may lead to several legal actions being taken. Criminal charges could result if authorities deem them appropriate, and civil claims could also be a possibility. If the family of the deceased victim wishes to do so, they may find learning more about wrongful death claims beneficial. This type of civil claim could help them work toward gaining monetary reparations for damages resulting from the Indiana crash.
Source: wthitv.com, “Name released in weekend fatal Daviess County accident“, Sept. 28, 2015