When a serious car accident happens, it is not uncommon for those involved to have a mountain of questions. A car crash that results in significant injuries -- or worse -- is not a small issue, and the many concerns that this type of incident can bring about deserve proper attention. One question some Arizona residents may have after a major wreck may involve how, or if, compensation can be granted if the person deemed responsible for the accident doesn't survive.
Recently, a father and son suffered unspecified injuries in an accident when their car was struck by the driver of a small sedan. Sadly, the person believed responsible for the incident died after being transported to an area hospital. The current conditions of both victims have not been reported.
At this time, it is unclear what caused this accident. Police have indicated that a medical condition may have contributed, though this information has not been confirmed. Law enforcement officials are still investigating this crash.
While the father and son try to focus on their recovery, the cost of doing so can be difficult to shoulder alone. In this case, and others similar to it, it may be possible to seek compensation for the damages suffered by filing personal injury claims against the decedent's estate. Financial compensation may be granted by an Arizona civil court if liability is established against the driver deemed responsible. The losses associated with a car crash can be extreme, but help is available in order to recoup those losses so that victims can more easily move forward.
Source: abc15.com, "PD: Man dead, 2 injured in Phoenix crash", Jan. 10, 2015