Driving comes with great responsibility and when you are behind the wheel you are operating a heavy piece of machinery that could quickly become a deadly instrument. The surviving victims in a car crash will likely experience pain and suffering along with any potential serious injury and medical expenses.
After a car collision, insurance and police often get involved and an accident investigation ensues. They will likely inspect the damage and determine if a distracted, drunk or negligent driver played a role in the case.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, or have a family member who was either injured or died as a result of such an accident, then it is important to seek the advice of a legal professional. Legal counsel can help you understand your rights and options in how to proceed, and may be able to help you seek compensation for your loss. The family of one woman may be considering their legal options after a recent and devastating accident.
Amateur national boxing champion Cashmere Jackson was killed in a car accident recently, approximately two hours from Columbus, Ohio. She was in the passenger seat in a parking lot when the car she was in was lightly rear-ended. However, when she stepped out, the other car’s driver headed toward her and continued driving out to the street with Jackson evidently hanging onto the hood.
She was ultimately thrown off, rolled across the street and was run over by another vehicle. Paramedics rushed her to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The erratic driver, whom Jackson supposedly knew, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.
The driver may also be named in a civil lawsuit, should the victim’s family choose to pursue one. Financial awards cannot replace a loved one or undo catastrophic damage; however, it can provide victims and their families with the financial resources they may need to cope in the aftermath or a serious accident.
Source: Cleveland.com, "Former national champion boxer, Olympic hopeful killed in Cleveland car crash," Cory Shaffer, July 17, 2014