It only takes an instant for your life to be turned upside down. One second you’re driving along, and suddenly another car has lost control and crossed the center line on a collision course with your vehicle. With so little time to react, there’s not much you could have done to avoid the accident, no matter how safely you drive. In the most severe accidents, one of the victims could lose their life.
This scenario occurred recently in Tulsa on the 71st street bridge. Two cars struck in an accident when one car crossed into oncoming traffic, and the head on collision then caused another wreck. The accident unfortunately ended up being fatal. Five people were taken to a hospital following the accident, and a University of Oklahoma student was killed.
Just because another person’s driving affects you doesn’t mean that you have to pay for it. If a sudden accident kills you or your loved ones, you or they could be facing unexpected medical bills and funeral arrangements, and depending on if the deceased was the wage-earner, your standard of living may become difficult to maintain. This is why the law protects victims of car accidents.
A thorough investigation into a car accident can usually find fault with one driver, clearly establishing if one of the parties was a victim in the accident. Victims of car accidents and their loved ones are not expected to pay for the mistakes of others, so a successful lawsuit can mean compensation. If you or a loved one has been victimized in a car accident, don’t let your primary concerns be financial. Strong legal counsel can help you get the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on mourning and recovering.