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Possible wrongful death situation in Wisconsin

Any time someone dies at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, it is always tragic. Situations that include more than one fatality are especially devastating. Such was the case in a recent collision that occurred on a Wisconsin roadway. When an accident is determined to have been caused by a negligent driver, there may be grounds for filing a wrongful death claim in court.

Two cars were involved in the recent fatal collision, which occurred just after 3 p.m. on a recent Wednesday afternoon. A 57-year-old woman was behind the wheel of one of the vehicles. Traveling together in the other were a man and his elderly wife. Although the official investigation remains active, police have so far suggested that the 57-year-old woman appears to have veered out of her traffic lane and into oncoming vehicles.

She allegedly smashed into the married couple's vehicle, killing the 78-year-old wife. The woman deemed responsible for the tragic crash also died at the scene as a result of her injuries. Police responded to the crash site after receiving a caller reported the two-car head-on collision.

When a person suffers wrongful death in a car accident due to another party's negligence, it is only right that the victim's family be allowed to seek monetary recovery of their losses. No amount of compensation can replace a lost loved one, but many grieving families have been helped after successful claims provided monies that alleviated financial debts sustained because of accidents. In Wisconsin or elsewhere, when the negligent party has not survived a collision, a claim may still be filed against his or her estate.

Source: lakelandtimes.com, "UPDATE: Two killed in head-on crash in Vilas County", Sept. 16, 2016

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