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Seeking justice in car accidents where at-fault parties have died

A recent tragedy occurred that resulted in a fatality. There is no lack of car accidents in Wisconsin during the winter, and a casual factor in this particular situation appears to have been poor road conditions. The motorist who purportedly caused the accident died as a result of her injuries.

A motorist behind the wheel of a Chevy Cobalt may have hit an icy patch in the road before veering across the center line of traffic. The car then allegedly smashed into another vehicle. The vehicle that was struck was driven by a 72-year-old woman.

The 22-year-old woman driving the Chevy did not survive the collision. The elderly woman in the other car was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Injured victims often wonder how to go about seeking monetary recovery for their losses. Those whose injuries are very severe may have a loved one place phone calls to retain legal assistance.

When those deemed responsible for car accidents have suffered fatal injuries, surviving victims may still seek justice by filing claims against the decedents' estates. Compensation awarded in successfully litigated claims often provides much needed monies to cover medical costs, replace lost wages and meet any other expenses related to a particular incident. The process can be quite complex and very confusing to someone with no background in personal injury law. However, a recovering victim in Wisconsin may act alongside guidance from an attorney who has represented many others in similar situations in the past to increase the chances of obtaining a satisfactory outcome in court.

Source: weau.com, "Icy roads ruled a factor in fatal Monroe Co. crash", Jesse Horne, Dec. 26, 2016

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