Drivers in Missouri and elsewhere often get into trouble on the road if they overcorrect their steering after veering to the left or right. Inexperienced drivers, especially, tend to do this out of fear if they have breached the shoulder of the road or come close to a median. A recent collision occurred when a 25-year-old man turned his steering wheel too suddenly to correct his lane position after his vehicle veered to the right.
The overcorrection sent his car into another lane where it collided with another vehicle. A 75-year-old man was driving the second vehicle, with a 74-year-old female passenger. She suffered moderate injuries upon impact. Sadly, the gentleman who was driving did not survive.
Dealing with the sudden death of a loved one
Many Missouri families have lived through similar tragedies. Learning that a loved one has suddenly died in a collision is traumatic. Many times, surviving loved ones of fatally injured accident victims have discovered that driver negligence was the primary cause of the accident that caused their family member’s death.
Restitution for families
When fatal collisions occur that were preventable had it not been for driver negligence, immediate family members of those who died are able to pursue legal recourse in civil court. To do so, an immediate family member of a decedent must file a wrongful death claim. A plaintiff in such a case must submit appropriate evidence in court to prove that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of the fatal injuries that occurred. Understandably, it’s crucial to seek legal counsel before initiating this type of litigation.