The greatest fear of people dedicated to their families is the possibility of their loss. We end up spending much of our lives working toward the safety and security of our spouses, children and relatives. This dedication makes loss especially difficult to manage.
Deaths that occur before their time, as in car accidents and other sudden traumatic events, may involve other people but not necessarily be their fault. When it comes to deaths that could have been avoided without the malicious intent, recklessness or negligence of others may be subject to criminal penalties or claims in civil court.
A family has been struck with tragedy after a collision with a police vehicle in a town outside Detroit. A 45-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son had just picked up a pizza with the woman's daughter and were leaving the restaurant with a left turn when the marked sport utility vehicle struck their sedan.
Both people in the car were killed instantly. The Michigan State Police is investigating the matter using their standard investigatory procedures as well as the video data from the police vehicle. Even if there is no criminal culpability related to accidents, families may claim that another driver had responsibility if the investigation shows such.
An attorney can help make the determination if survivors of the victims of fatal car accidents have a case for wrongful death or other civil action. Legal representation is often a good idea when people need the extra check on the emotions that run high in times of stress but still need to respond to the realities of the situation.