A fatal accident and the untimely loss of a loved one can have an unexpected impact on the lives of family members. A recent Oklahoma City train accident resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Local authorities are investigating the train accident, which involved a pedestrian and a train. Emergency workers were called to the scene of the train accident and confirmed that a pedestrian victim had been killed after being hit by the train. The fatal train accident resulted in local road closures.
Train accidents, just like any other type of traumatic or catastrophic accident, can result in serious injuries or death for victims. Fatal accidents can leave unexpected struggles, challenges and expenses for a grieving family to face. When a loved one has been wrongfully killed, surviving family members may have options available for the recovery of damages they may suffer during an already difficult time.
A wrongful death action can be brought on behalf of the family of a victim of a traumatic accident that has been wrongfully killed. Depending on the circumstances, family members may be able to receive compensation for medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and services, lost prospect of inheritance and pain and suffering damages, as well as other types of damages depending on the unique situations and characteristics of the victim.
Victims of catastrophic accidents, and their families, are not without resources, options and help to provide assistance with the damages and suffering they may experience beyond the day of the accident. A fatal accident can be a life-changing event for the individuals impacted by it, which is why the legal process offers a number of protections to help victims of a train accident with the aftermath of a catastrophic accident.
Source: NewsChannel4, “Pedestrian struck, killed by train in NW Oklahoma City,” K. Querry, July 22, 2015