To lose a loved one in a car accident can be a very traumatic experience. Not only will one lose the companionship of that person, but the loss of that person’s income may bring about severe financial hardship. A 49-year-old man lost his life when he sustained fatal car accident injuries in a recent collision in Missouri.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a three-vehicle collision on a Friday evening. It was established that the male driver of an Audi, who was eastbound on Highway O, tried to pass another eastbound vehicle, a Chevrolet Sonic, when he crashed head-on into a westbound Dodge Caliber. The Audi landed on its roof, and the Dodge Caliber ended up off the roadway on the left.

The driver of the Audi was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, but the driver of the Dodge Caliber was killed by the impact of the accident. No injuries to the driver of the Chevrolet Sonic were reported. Both vehicles involved in the head-on collision were damaged beyond repair.

When a person’s loved one in Missouri sustains fatal car accident injuries, the surviving family has the right to file a wrongful death claim in a civil court. Gathering information regarding state laws relative to the case may help the family to understand the legalities of filing such a claim. If the litigation is successful, the court may award monetary damages to assist in covering end-of-life and other costs related to the accident. No monetary award can change what happened, but it may ease the financial anxiety and help the surviving family members to achieve closure.

Source: mysullivannews.com, Franklin County Man Fatally Injured Friday Night, No author, March 18, 2014