When a person is killed in a collision, Missouri families may still seek justice even if criminal charges are not filed. A wrongful death claim can benefit families of those whose lives are taken in car accidents. One family may be considering filing a claim after a teenage passenger lost his life in a recent crash.
A black car and a silver car were involved in the accident. According to eye witnesses, the driver of the silver car crossed the center line into the opposite lane. It then struck the black car head-on. Police confirmed that the witness accounts support the statement made by the family of the driver of the black car. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Tragically, a teenage passenger in one of the cars was killed in the collision. Authorities did not report any other injuries. Soon after the crash, the silver car caught fire. A cell phone video taken in the aftermath showed bystanders breaking the window of the car and helping those inside.
Though nothing can replace the loss of life, the victim's family may be able to find some closure by filing a wrongful death claim. If their claim can successfully prove that the driver who caused the crash was negligent, they may then receive monetary damages to help pay for funeral costs and any other expenses related to the collision. Any Missouri families who have lost family members due to car accidents can consult an experienced personal injury attorney for more information and assistance.
Source: kmov.com, "Teen killed in head-on crash in Moline Acres; video shows crash", March 21, 2017