As people take to the roads over the late spring and summer months, the increase in traffic only increases the potential for motor vehicle accidents. Although the report did not specify the suspected cause, an accident involving three vehicles occurred recently in Michigan and resulted in the deaths of two of the drivers. Now, their surviving family members may be considering their options for seeking reimbursement of any resulting financial damages.
Around 12:00 p.m. the afternoon of Monday, June 6, a crash occurred on US-131 near Grand Rapids. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, but authorities have not stated what they believed caused the collision. Regardless, two of the drivers lost their lives.
The deceased victims were described as a 37-year-old female from Byron Center and a 67-year-old Grand Rapids female. No word was given as to the status of the other driver, nor was there any mention of other injuries stemming from the crash. Authorities close the road while emergency crews cleaned up the scene and officers investigated the crash.
Victims’ rights to compensation
If the evidence suggests the unidentified driver caused the accident, leading to the deaths of the two women, the victims’ surviving family may pursue a wrongful death claim against the alleged at-fault driver as well as anyone else who has ownership interest in his or her vehicle. If the at-fault driver was one of the ones killed in the crash, her estate can be named by surviving family members of the other deceased victim as well as anyone else who suffered a serious injury in the crash. Affected parties will want to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan to understand their options and begin the process of pursuing recovery of monetary damages.