On July 23rd Edwin Gardner was involved in a fatal accident while bicycling in Charleston. He was a member of our community on a mission to improve it not only for future generations, but also for us living in Charleston today. Gardner was commuting to work on his bicycle, as he frequently did, when he was hit from behind by a car and dragged. The driver who struck Gardner with her car, has been charged with following too close.
Not every automobile accident involves only automobiles or cars. Often, the worst injuries are to accident victims that are pedestrians, riding scooters, and on bicycles. What happens when the injured party is following the rules of the road, yet still unable to avoid being involved in a traffic accident? According to reports, this is what happened with bicyclist, Gardner.
Even though a driver who is at fault for causing an accident that kills another person may not necessarily be charged with a crime, the driver is directly responsible for a wrongful death can be held financially liable in civil proceedings. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, families such as Mr. Gardner’s are given an avenue to recover compensation for both economic losses and the death of a loved one.
While no amount of compensation will be able to bring back someone killed in a fatal accident, wrongful death cases can allow the deceased accident victim a way receive financial compensation for the family member’s death.
For more information on wrongful death cases:
Visit the Listing of Frequently Asked Wrongful Death Questions
Read the 'Automobile Accidents and Wrongful Death' Article
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