Oklahoma residents know that one of the leading causes of deaths in this country is motor vehicle crashes. Some fatal motor vehicle accidents result from poor road conditions, weather conditions and other uncontrollable factors. Negligence of another person is also a common contributing factor in fatal accidents. When a fatal accident is caused by another person, the responsible party could be held liable for the wrongful death of the victim.
In Duncan, Oklahoma, a 46-year-old man died after he was struck by a pickup truck last month. Based on one report, the man was crossing State Highway 81 when the fatal accident happened. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene of the crash. Police are waiting for the toxicology report, which may still take weeks. The fatal accident remains under investigation.
These cases typically require thorough attention in order to determine who is at fault. In some fatal accidents there is clear evidence that one driver acted recklessly or negligently, which often happens in drunk driving crashes. In that case, the family of the deceased can use the evidence and witness accounts of the accident to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. The family of the deceased may also conduct their own separate investigation in order to obtain additional evidence to strengthen their claim. They may hire accident specialists who can reconstruct the fatal mishap and determine exactly how the accident occurred.
Fatal motor vehicle accidents can only lead to compensation if negligence was a contributing factor. Oklahoma residents who are dealing with similar issues may want to get more information in order to potentially have a greater chance of receiving compensation and obtaining closure following the sudden demise of their loved ones.
Source: Kswo.com, “Duncan man identified in fatal accident,” Derek Hendy, Nov. 27, 2014Post Type: event-based