A head-on collision is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents because it can lead to debilitating injuries or death. When people are killed in this type of car accident in Minnesota, their families experience grief. Particularly if their loved ones died through no fault of their own, family members are typically angry, too. Although filing a wrongful death suit does not bring back a deceased love one, prevailing in this type of claim can offer financial relief and allow the victims' family members to experience a sense of closure.
The families of several individuals are faced with this situation after four people died in a head-on collision. Authorities said that the car accident happened when a 51-year-old man was driving a sport utility vehicle westbound and went over the road's middle line. That's when he collided with a vehicle that was driving east.
The sport utility vehicle caught fire, and the eastbound car also was close to catching fire. The man who caused the accident died, as did his 11-year-old stepdaughter. The 22-year-old driver of the car that was crashed into head-on also died in the wreck. Another 24-year-old man who was involved in the accident died, while yet another 24-year-old individual did not suffer life-threatening injuries but was transported to a hospital.
The surviving family members of the victims who were killed in the head-on car accident can seek financial damages in a wrongful death claim, which can cover medical costs, funeral costs and other expenses stemming from the collision. The person who suffered injuries in the crash can also file a personal injury lawsuit. Even though the person who apparently caused the crash ended up dying, lawsuits may be filed against his estate and/or any other person who also owned the sport utility vehicle he was driving. If authorities can prove that the driver who is deemed to have caused the head-on collision was negligent or reckless when he crossed over the center line, this evidence can be used to establish liability in a Minnesota lawsuit.
Source: southernminn.com, Wreck that claimed four lives leaves Le Center in shock UPDATED, Suzanne Rock, Sept. 30, 2013