People who take to the road in Seattle and across Washington State must be vigilant to avoid auto accidents. These collisions can cause serious injuries and death. They can occur for myriad reasons from inclement weather to mistakes on the part of a driver to unforeseen hazards and more. For people who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a crash, there will be a litany of concerns to address. Considering a legal filing can help to cover the expenses and other challenges that inevitably arise.
A four-vehicle accident resulted in two people suffering serious injuries and two others losing their lives. The accident happened in the morning at around 9:30 a.m. Two passenger vehicles and two semi-trucks were involved. According to the investigation, a semi was on the highway going northbound. Traffic was congested and the trucker needed to slow down.
As the driver slowed, the truck started swaying and went out of control. It crossed the center line and hit a Honda Pilot. It was a near head-on collision. Another vehicle, a sedan, also crashed into the truck. It then ran into a ditch. The 50-year-old female driver of the Pilot was declared dead at the site of the accident. The male semi driver was injured and hospitalized. So was the female driver of the sedan. Another semi was in the accident, but there was no clear damage. It was not known if the driver needed to be hospitalized.
One of the worst calls a family can receive is if there is an auto accident and a loved one was killed. This will spark a series of concerns that must be addressed. Financial, personal and emotional factors can come to the forefront. It can be a lot to deal with as there will be funeral costs and uncertainty about the future. People who are injured will also have concerns including how to pay for medical expenses for treatment and what to do about lost time on the job.
It can be difficult to think about legal factors after an auto accident with serious injuries and fatalities. Still, a legal filing may be the main strategy to receive sufficient compensation for all that was lost. Contacting a law firm with experience in investigating auto accidents and helping those who have been negatively affected can provide information on how to proceed with a legal filing to be compensated.