Michigan is home to some of the United States' best road trips. Positioned at the crossroads of the American Midwest and eastern Canada, many interstate highways and smaller roads cross the two parts of the Wolverine State. Unfortunately, some drives can have serious consequences for many more than the occupants of one vehicle.
A chain reaction accident on the eastbound section of Interstate 94 in Chesterfield Township near the banks of Lake St. Clair involved several vehicles and claimed the life of one driver. A 38-year-old truck driver struck a line of cars waiting to get on an exit ramp, causing many of them to strike each other.
Several cars caught on fire, including one belonging to a 34-year-old female elementary school teacher working in Auburn Hills. Although five others were treated for lesser injuries, the teacher died on the scene.
The woman was remembered as a caring and creative professional. "She was really good with the students, working to help them grow academically, emotionally and socially," said a spokesperson for the school district that employed her.
Financial restitution is often the only option for the families of people killed in car accidents. Reimbursement for end-of-life expenses and compensation for working years cut short by a tragedy can help survivors recover from an unexpected death.
Legal representation is often recommended for those bringing lawsuits against drivers and companies at fault for accidents. An attorney can help judge the particulars of a car accident and help clients build a case for financial damages. No one should be alone after a loss.