Accidents happen in the blink of an eye, and there are usually multiple factors that contribute to them, some of which may be completely beyond anyone’s control. Because of this, it can often be difficult to make a claim in the aftermath of an accident, especially if other people are attempting to minimize their liability or attempt to put the blame elsewhere. Still, if you are confident in your perception of what happened, it is important that you do not let others keep you from getting the compensation you deserve.
A fatal car accident occurred recently in Massachusetts involving three different vehicles and even more individuals. According to officials, the accident was caused by a Honda Accord that veered out of its lane and struck another vehicle and then collided with another car on the highway. Two people were injured, and one of the occupants of the Accord was killed.
Police are currently investigating the accident; in particular they are attempting to discover if the victim of the fatality was behind the wheel of the Accord or simply a passenger. Obviously this detail could be crucial not only in the understanding of the accident, but also in the legal ramifications if any claims should be filed.
Under Massachusetts law, victims of an accident can be compensated at the expense of the person who was liable for the accident. If the victim was not driving the car, then the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to be compensated for their loss, even though their loved one was in the vehicle that caused the accident. Regardless of the circumstances, this accident shows how chaotic and unpredictable a car wreck can be, which is why it is important to enlist the aid of an attorney who can help you investigate an accident and file a claim.
Source: WHDH, “Man killed in 3-vehicle crash in Methuen identified,” July 3, 2015