Head-on collisions are horrifying events, especially for the people involved. In some cases, it may not be exactly clear how the incident occurred or which driver may have been at fault, but authorities have the responsibility of conducting thorough investigations to determine such information. Often, this information can lead to legal claims after a car accident.
It was recently reported that a head-on crash took place in Mississippi. One vehicle was traveling west, and the other was traveling east when one vehicle failed to remain in the correct lane. The report did not specifically state which driver may have left his or her lane of travel, but the incident was still under investigation at the time of the report.
One of the vehicles had a 26-year-old driver, and she suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. She also had three children in her vehicle, and they were all taken to hospitals to be treated for injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken for treatment, but details on that person’s condition were not available at the time of the report.
Depending on which driver was considered at fault for the car accident, personal injury and wrongful death claims could result. If the surviving driver is considered responsible, the family of the deceased victim and the injured children may have reason to file legal claims against that person. If the deceased driver is considered to have been at fault, the surviving driver may have cause to file a legal claim against her estate. Information on taking such action in Mississippi may prove useful to those affected.