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Families who lose loved ones may have right to wrongful death

The late summer and early fall are often attractive seasons for those who enjoy going for strolls in the evening. Unfortunately, no matter one's age or experience, the decision to walk along the roadways can prove to be a choice with deadly consequences. Those families who lose loved ones in fatal accidents in South Carolina may have a valid reason in certain situations to file a wrongful death civil suit.

According to a recent report, South Carolina officials were called to the scene of an accident where an older woman was struck by a passing car. The report indicated that the 62-year-old victim was strolling down a local road in the northbound lane while headed in a southerly direction. Purportedly, a vehicle traveling south made the decision to pass another vehicle.

As the motorist attempted to complete the passing maneuver, the woman was struck. She died from the injuries she suffered in the impact. South Caroline State Police are investigating this fatal wreck and have thus far stated that weather did not play a role in the collision.

It is uncertain whether the motorist who struck the victim will face any criminal charges in connection with this crash. The victim's family are understandably shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely loss of their loved one. Along with the emotional pain that comes with mourning, they may also be bearing the burden of the final expenses and associated monetary damages. Families in these situations may wish to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to access the possibility of filing a wrongful death case in an effort to recoup their financial losses.

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