A serious car accident in Oxford resulted in the death of a passenger who was 15 years old and could lead to a potential wrongful death suit. The driver engaged in dangerous and reckless actions behind the wheel, which included driving at a high rate of speed and engaging in a police chase. The family of the deceased passenger could consider a wrongful death suit considering the reckless and unnecessary actions that lead to the death of the young man.
At the time of the crash, it is reported that the driver was hitting speeds as high as 90 miles per hour. It is reported that he was attempting to evade a law enforcement officer at the time of the accident. The Connecticut driver plead not contest to the charges brought against him, including negligent homicide and engaging police in a pursuit. The police officer originally tried to pull over the vehicle for having illegal neon lights under the vehicle.
Due to the no contest plea, the Connecticut driver has agreed to face as much as nine months in jail. He is currently free on a $10,000 bail. His official sentencing will be at the end of March.
While wrongful death compensation cannot bring a loved one back or eliminate the pain of the grieving family, it can help a family move past the financial obstacles that come with a sudden death. If the family of the deceased wished to pursue recompense, the best place to begin is with a thorough case evaluation. If the driver is found to be liable for the unnecessary death, the court could grant a financial reward.
Source: wtnh.com, Oxford man pleads no contest in fatal car chase, No author, Jan. 14, 2014