The events that follow someone being charged with causing a car accident can be a painfully long process. This can put everyone involved on an emotional roller-coaster for the entire time — especially the family of the deceased victim. The full process from start to finish can take months and, throughout this time, the family is constantly reminded of the tragedy. One person recently pleaded not guilty in Massachusetts to the charges that were brought against him for his involvement in a fatal car accident last year.
The accident took place on July 21, 2013, and involved two vehicles. The defendant was supposedly driving the wrong way down a Massachusetts turnpike when he struck the other vehicle. The accident resulted in the death of a 66-year-old man and the injury of several people.
The driver was charged with several items, including manslaughter by motor vehicle and failure to stop for a police officer. He was also driving without a license. The driver was believed to be drunk at the time of the accident.
Regardless of whether the man is found guilty for his involvement in the fatal car accident by the Massachusetts judicial system, the family of the victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation. Compensation could be used to pay for the victim’s final expenses, as well as provide the family with a sense of justice if the man is not found guilty. Compensation could relieve some of the stress that is often put on a family in this situation and allow them to slowly get back to their normal routines.
Source: telegram.com, Driver in fatal wrong-way Pike crash pleads not guilty, Gary V. Murray, Jan. 23, 2014