Sadly, our region was struck by yet another tragic car accident last night. One person died in the two-car collision, and at least two others were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Although Massachusetts State Police are still investigating the car accident, we do have a few details to share. The accident occurred around 8:30 last night on Route 125. According to police, a car and an SUV collided head-on, causing catastrophic damage to the sedan — its occupants had to be cut free from the vehicle by firefighters. As of right now, it’s unclear how severe the injuries were or how the crash occurred.

Sometimes it seems like we read about car accidents like this one in our local papers all the time. Often, we scan the headline then flip to the next page, looking for something more interesting to read. What we fail to think, however, is how a crash like this one affects its victims and their family members.

Car accidents often leave a massive wake of destruction from totaled vehicles to expensive medical bills. In this case, a family had a loved one stolen from them in a matter of minutes. While nothing can ever replace the loss of a loved one, a grieving family should know that they have legal options.

Through a wrongful death lawsuit, a family can hold a negligent driver accountable for his or actions, even if the driver is never charged by police. A successful wrongful death suit can lead to compensation for funeral costs, medical bills and other related damages. An experienced attorney can help a family get started.

Source: Lowell Sun, “One dead in Wilmington crash,” Robert Mills, March 4, 2013

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