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Head-on collisions often signify wrongful death issues

There are many factors that commonly lead to car accidents in Wisconsin. From distracted drivers using texting devices behind the wheel to those who have consumed alcohol in excess of legal limits, one never knows when another motorist will do something to cause a collision. Poor road conditions, obstacles in the road and other issues may also be causal factors when a crash occurs. When two vehicles hit head-on, and a fatality occurs, it is often evidence of a wrongful death situation.

On a recent Friday night, on Highway 26, there was a terrible tragedy. It was just shy of 11 p.m. when a two-car collision took place. Authorities later said that the two vehicles had crashed into each other head-on. A 16-year-old who was traveling in one of the vehicles was critically injured.

Another young girl, also age 16, and a 28-year-old man did not survive the incident. They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. As is typical under such tragic circumstances, an investigation into the events leading up to the accident was activated.

Families devastated by the losses of their loved ones in fatal car accidents in Wisconsin often have long roads ahead to recover from their grave losses. Although the loss of human lives is always the most tragic, immediate family members may suffer other types of damages, such as lost wages, financial strains due to funeral expenses or medical bills, and other related matters. The emotional trauma of such circumstances is also considered a type of damage that may be able to be listed in a claim when seeking a monetary judgment for a wrongful death from one deemed responsible for an accident.

Source: nbc15.com, "Two killed in Rock County crash", Oct. 8, 2016

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