The wheels of justice may sometimes seem to move ever-so slowly in some criminal cases while the family of a victim is waiting for justice for their loved one. One Massachusetts family may now decide to pursue a wrongful death suit in order to seek recompense for monetary damages after the death of their loved one. The man who was charged in the fatal accident recently entered a guilty plea to reduced charges.
On Sept. 9, a Massachusetts superior court sentenced a 30-year-old Dalton man to prison in connection with a drunk-driving accident in 2012 that took the life of a 48-year-old man. Reportedly, the guilty plea was part of a plea agreement.
According to reports, a man is facing multiple charges after allegedly causing a fatal collision on Route 5 near Easthampton. The Aug. 28 incident took the lives of two individuals who were riding a motorcycle.
A car accident that took place on Aug. 14 in Tennessee left one person dead and another person with serious injuries. According to the report, the incident took place on Route 2 in Athol and involved a Toyota Prius and a semi-truck. The crash happened at approximately 3 p.m.
A 26-year-old man is facing multiple charges in relation to a fatal accident in Carver, authorities reported. The August 3 incident reportedly occurred on Route 44 at approximately 1 a.m. and resulted in the death of a 36-year-old man. According to authorities, the 26-year-old man fled the scene of the accident but ultimately turned himself into the police later that day.
A Massachusetts judge recently sentenced a 51-year-old woman to a 52-week jail term for a drunk driving fatality. The woman was convicted of multiple charges in connection with the accident three years ago. The family of the victim may choose to seek their own closure by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the convicted driver.
Boston authorities were investigating a multiple-vehicle crash that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on June 21 in which two pedestrians were killed. The victims were a 28-year-old man and his 27-year-old girlfriend, both from Brookline.
When a fatal accident occurs, it can sometimes take an extended period of time before the situation can be settled. In many cases, investigations must be done and court proceedings must take place. As a result, family members of accident victims may have wrongful death claims pending for some time before they can be fully addressed.
A Massachusetts man was cited recently for vehicular homicide for his supposed role in a fatal car accident last September. The man could potentially face a wrongful death lawsuit as well. A hearing regarding the criminal charge has been scheduled tentatively for early spring.
Accidents happen. It is an undeniable fact of life. Luckily, they can sometimes be just a minor inconvenience. Other times, however, they are more serious and have life-altering effects. A car wreck that happened about two years ago is in the latter category for a Massachusetts teenager who could potentially face a wrongful death lawsuit for his role in its occurrence.