Tragically, yet another fatal collision has occurred on U.S. Highway 95. This recent crash killed at least five people and one dog. It also caused a fiery inferno in the middle of the road.
Authorities say the crash happened at around 1:45 P.M. on July 21st. A Subaru SUV was driving southbound on the highway when it suddenly veered over into incoming traffic. While it’s unclear why the SUV made this move, it’s suspected that the maneuver was an attempt to pass another car. As the SUV sped into traffic, they slammed straight into another car.
When the Buick SUV was hit, both vehicles immediately burst into flames. Tragically, five individuals and one dog perished in the fire. Authorities reported that there were two adults and a dog in the Buick, and an adult and two children in the Subaru.
Sadly, this recent accident comes after a string of other fatal accidents in the county on the highway in recent months and years. Last month, a fatal crash occurred in the area, and one month prior in May, three people were killed in a head-on collision.
Loved Ones Often Experience a Whirlwind of Losses After a Fatal Car Accident
When tragic accidents strike, the impact on the family’s surviving loved ones is intense and immediate. Not only do the families have to deal with the grief of losing their loved ones, but they also often experience an unexpected whirlwind of losses, too.
Since the accident was fatal, loved ones will need to host a burial or funeral for their loved one. They’ll have to do this despite also likely suffering a financial loss of support from that family member. What’s more, they might also be struggling due to the loss of a family vehicle. Sometimes, there are other losses, too, like medical bills prior to their loved one’s passing, dealing with the costs of managing the person’s estate, and more.
Dealing with these losses is not only financially distressing, but it can exacerbate the emotional distress family members are experiencing, too.
If you find yourself in this type of situation, then it’s important to know your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances and whether another driver caused the accident, you may be able to seek out a claim for financial compensation. If another party was negligent, then you could seek damages in the form of a loss of financial support, burial costs, funeral costs, any medical bills prior to your loved one’s passing, pain and suffering, and more.
Unfortunately, not every car accident fatality gives rise to a wrongful death claim, so it’s best to consult with an attorney about your specific situation. Here at LV Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of attorneys will listen to the facts surrounding your situation, ask more about your losses, consider the circumstances of the crash, and help you make an informed decision on how to move forward. If we think you have a valid claim, then we’ll handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on healing from your loss.
Schedule a free case review with our office now to discuss your situation in more detail with our team.