Talking on a cellphone, texting, applying makeup, sipping coffee, these and many other actions can result in a wrongful death.
When a road accident proves fatal, it can have a domino effect that leaves not only families, but whole communities grieving. Such was the case in Kentucky when a well-known and much-loved family was killed in a devastating crash in Tennessee. The family was involved in a fatal accident involving six vehicles and in which four other people suffered injuries.
Out of all motor vehicle accidents, perhaps the most heartbreaking is the hit-and-run. It's difficult for families to lose a loved one in a car crash due to the negligence of another driver, but it's even harder when they don't know who did it. Families want answers to help them find closure, but sometimes with hit-and-runs, there are none to be found.
In a perfect world, there would be no risk involved with necessary activities. Driving to work or taking your children to school would be a simple task, and there would be no fear of unimaginable tragedy. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world, and a wrongful death can irrevocably alter a family's life in an instant.
After a fatal auto accident involving a drunk driver, the family of the deceased can usually count on police to closely investigate the circumstances of the crash. The criminal investigation of a fatal DUI accident can also bolster a wrongful death claim brought by the family of the deceased.
Even the most conscientious parent shares the roads of Kentucky with motorists that may show little respect for the safety of children. This is a risk that can have heart-breaking results, especially when a very young child dies in a preventable vehicle accident.
If a truck driver faces criminal charges after a fatal accident, then the evidence from the police investigation can be used to bring a claim of wrongful death against the responsible party. Truck accident lawsuits can be especially complex, given that multiple parties, including the trucking company, may be at fault for the crash.