It’s never easy to deal with the sudden loss of a loved one. When the death is in an accident, it’s even worse. One of the most common causes of death in America is in a car accident. These accidents can happen in a multitude of ways. One car can hit another. The victim can be a bicyclist or a pedestrian. Or, it can occur when the driver crashes the vehicle and a passenger is killed.
Recent reports have noted that a 33-year-old woman was killed when she was ejected from the vehicle she was riding in. The accident occurred when the 33-year-old male driver crashed the car. The vehicle rolled over and the woman died. This accident occurred at approximately 7:20 p.m. According to the investigation, the man had been speeding when he crashed into pole, spurring the rollover. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. It is believed that alcohol might have been involved and the man was subsequently arrested.
There are many issues that must be handled after a fatal car accident. The person who died, young or old, might have been an integral part of a family. That person could have been the breadwinner or a stay-at-home parent. It’s possible that it was a person who was just beginning life. Regardless, there will be emotional, personal and financial considerations that must be taken into account. An example is the funeral expenses. Once the reality sets in that the person is gone, those who were left behind might need help making ends meet and they may want to seek compensation through a legal filing.
In this accident, the woman was a passenger in the vehicle when the driver allegedly drove recklessly while under the influence of alcohol and crashed into a pole. This led to the vehicle flipping over, the woman being thrown from it and dying. Although a full investigation must be completed by law enforcement, the family of the deceased woman needs to be aware of how to protect their rights to pursue compensation.
Source: Chicago Sun Times, “$350K bond for man charged with reckless homicide in Lake Shore Drive rollover crash,” Sept. 5, 2015