Posted on March 11, 2018
On Friday, a man and woman lost their lives in Okfusgee County, Oklahoma. The man and woman died 4 miles east of Weleetka when a 2002 GMC pickup struck a 1998 Nissan. The Nissan was being pushed by 3 pedestrians when the accident occurred. Both Eric Norton (37) and Cindy Norton (39) were killed. Two other pedestrians, 13 and 15-year-olds, were taken to the hospital with injuries. The driver who caused the accident, a 57-year-old, also had injuries and was taken to the hospital but was later released. The accident is still under investigation and being treated very seriously due to the fatalities.
Quick Overview of Wrongful Death Claims
Just like when the man and woman lost their lives on Friday night, many wrongful death cases happen every year across Oklahoma due to the negligence of another party. If your loved one has lost their life because somebody was not following the rules of the road, you could have a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. You must be able to show that a duty of care was owed to the party who lost their lives and that this duty was breached, leading to damages. You may be able to file one of these claims if you are a close relative to the loved one or a representative of their estate. For instance, spouses and children, as well as many other parties, tend to bring these claims.
If you believe you are eligible to bring a claim on behalf of your loved ones, you may be able to receive certain damages like emotional and physical suffering, medical costs incurred by the loved one before they succumbed to their injuries, loss of deceased’s expected income, and more. We understand that, during this time, you may be balancing many different aspects, like having to pay for funeral costs or support an entire family like your loved one once did. You could be eligible for damages, which is why we want to hear from you at the McGuire Law Firm. Call us today for more information at 888-352-0624.