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Mother killed in car accident on St. Patrick's Day

Driving cars can make life convenient. However, those who don't follow the rules of the road and remain attentive behind the wheel can cause devastation. Unfortunately, many people have found this out after they themselves were involved in a car accident. People, oftentimes the drivers who did nothing wrong, end up with serious injuries and in some instances even die as a result of these wrecks.

Tragically, this is what happened recently to a mother while driving with her 16-year-old daughter. Reports indicate that the woman and her daughter were travelling on the highway when they were cut off by another driver. This caused the woman to lose control of the vehicle and hit an embankment. The vehicle then overturned causing the woman to be thrown from it. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The daughter remained trapped in the vehicle, but crews were able to get her out. Although she is hospitalized, she is listed as in critical condition. The driver who cut them off left the scene and is being sought by authorities.

Things can happen quickly on the road. It only takes one driver's failure to see another car when entering a lane to cause a tragedy. These types of accidents are particularly devastating when someone loses their life and a family loses a loved one. This can be extremely difficult to handle emotionally, as the void may never be filled. These accidents can also present financial difficulties, especially if the victim provided a significant portion of the family's income.

This accident highlights the importance of attentive driving. What may seem like a minor mistake while behind the wheel can result in grave consequences. Families in this situation can never replace the loved one they lost, but they may at least be able to replace the financial losses they suffer by seeking compensation from the other driver. Experienced attorneys know the personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit process, including how to build compelling legal claims. Therefore, those who want to learn the best way to pursue damages should speak to an attorney of their choosing..

Source:, "Driver sought after cheerleading coach killed when car cut off in Bronx" March 19, 2018

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