The sudden loss of a loved one can be one of the toughest experiences that an individual will ever have to face. The emotional toll can be overwhelming, and the pain and suffering incurred can be ever-lasting. Many vehicle accidents can result in tragic and even deadly consequences. Sadly, some Oregon residents have lost family members as a result of a fatal car accident.
A recent car crash near Gold Hill took the life of a 26-year-old Oregon woman. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle that hit a tree after running off of a highway. It is alleged that a 27-year-old driver had lost control of his car as he was attempting to negotiate a curve.
First responders reported that the victim was already dead at the scene upon their arrival. The driver of the vehicle suffered critical injuries and was taken to a local hospital. Authorities believe that speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol contributed to this accident. If and when he recovers, the Oregon man could potentially face serious repercussions for his actions.
Even though the victim's life can never be brought back, the surviving family members may choose to pursue legal relief in the form of an Oregon wrongful death claim. This type of relief is a civil claim seeking an award of monetary damages occasioned as a result of the negligence of another party to the fatal car accident. Compensation gained from a successfully litigated lawsuit can be applied towards funeral expenses, burial costs and other financial losses recognized under our laws.
Source: mailtribune.com, Crash near Gold Hill kills woman, No author, Sept. 21, 2013