Car accidents are an all-too-common occurrence. Thus, it is not unreasonable to assume that many in Westminster will eventually have to deal with one. Unfortunately, people cannot control the severity of the accident they are involved. While a simple fender-bender might be easily resolved, high-speed collisions can cause damage and devastation that leave people dealing with massive financial and emotional burdens. In such cases, compensation sought from those responsible is not meant to be a form or revenge, but rather a needed source of assistance in dealing with the struggles that accident victims and their families may face.
Even in cases where the drivers responsible for accidents are killed in their collisions, victims might still need compensation from them. That might ultimately be the outcome of a recent accident that occurred in San Luis Obispo County. A truck traveling westbound on a local road was struck head-on after a vehicle coming from the opposite direction suddenly crossed into its lane. While the driver of ther struck survived the crash, his passenger did not. The occupants of the vehicle that caused the collision also lost their lives. While an investigation into the incident is still ongoing, law enforcement authorities believe that alcohol may have been involved.
One might wonder how a person who has passed away can offer any sort of compensation to victims of accidents they might have caused. In such a case, those needing added financial assistance may have little choice but to pursue it from their estates. When accident compensation is awarded in these situations, those entitled to it become creditors who then must be paid from the estate’s assets. People needing compensation in such scenarios may first want to consult with an attorney.