A 37-year-old woman was killed in an Alabama car accident when her SUV left the roadway and overturned in a creek. The fatal rollover accident occurred along I-65 southbound, between Alford Avenue and U.S. 31 in Hoover. Officials say her 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer went over the median, down a ravine, and into a creek. The victim was ejected and partially pinned underneath her vehicle. Bystanders and a police officer helped hold her head above water before the rescue team pulled her from beneath the SUV. She later died from her injuries. It is unclear what caused the crash.
There are many reasons why a vehicle may leave the roadway. The majority of single vehicle crashes result from driver error. In such cases, it can be challenging for the victim’s family to pursue financial compensation for their tragic loss.
However, not all single vehicle crashes are the result of the victim’s negligence. Investigators must also consider if:
- Another driver forced the vehicle off the roadway before speeding away.
- A dangerous roadway condition such as debris on the highway or a large pothole caused the vehicle to veer out of control.
- A vehicle defect such as a defective accelerator pedal, ineffective brakes, or faulty tires contributed to the crash.
Families of deceased victims may be able file a wrongful death claim against the person or party responsible for the accident. You may be able to pursue compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages. No amount of money can replace the life of a loved one, but a successful wrongful death claim can provide much-needed monetary support during a difficult time. Contact an experienced Alabama wrongful death lawyer for more information about your legal rights and options.
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