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Sometimes lives can be taken in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, car accidents are much too common on South Carolina highways. In an incident in which a fatality has occurred, a wrongful death claim may possibly be filed if there is sufficient evidence that a driver was behaving in a reckless or negligent manner.

A recent, deadly incident in Anderson took place in the early morning hours. A Kia traveling on the highway hit a Toyota head-on after the Kia crossed over into oncoming traffic. Immediately after the crash, the drivers were left trapped in their cars, and professional help had to be called to get both of them removed from the wreckage.

Tragically, both individuals were pronounced dead as a result of the crash. The family of the driver of the Toyota is most likely devastated by this incident because it appears to have been preventable. More information will become available once the investigation is completed.

When negligence is determined to be the cause of a fatal accident, a victim’s surviving family members may choose to pursue wrongful death compensation by filing a claim with a South Carolina civil court. If evidence of negligence is presented that indicates liability, a judge may award compensation that the family can use to pay the deceased individual’s final expenses, in addition to compensation for related losses, such as future lost income and loss of companionship. While no amount of money can ease a family’s pain after the loss of a family member, compensation can sometimes improve its financial situation.

Source: wyff4.com, “Coroner: 2 dead after early-morning crash“, May 10, 2015


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