If a driver causes an accident, it may be proven that he or she exhibited negligent behavior. Unfortunately, this negligence may result in the death of someone involved in the accident. In these cases, survivors often pursue wrongful death claims to help them offset costs and other damages they have incurred. However, what happens if the driver who caused the accident dies as well? A Wisconsin family recently experienced this situation.
An 84-year-old man was driving north on Highway 47 near Bonduel in a sedan. A semi-truck driven by a 61-year old man was also traveling in that direction. The driver of the sedan attempted to pass the semi when he crashed head-on into a compact car operated by a 57-year old man.