Fatal Crash on Interstate 17 in Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ (August 13, 2020) – Thursday afternoon, three people died and two critical after multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 17 near Dunlap Avenue.
The incident happened around 5:50 p.m. on August 13.
According to reports, a truck towing a trailer was travelling southbound in the HOV lane when it stopped in the road to fix a mechanical issue. There the five occupants stood between the truck and the trailer on the freeway.
Then a vehicle travelling in the same lane struck the trailer, causing fatal injuries to three of the people standing. One person from the group suffered severe injuries and transported to the hospital. Another person remained uninjured.
Meanwhile, the other driver also suffered critical injuries and taken to the hospital. Their current status has not yet updated.
None of the identities is released at this time. Further investigation is ongoing.
Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased victims. May the bereaved find comfort in this extremely difficult time.
What Is a Wrongful Death Suit?
- It is a step towards recovering from the death of a family member.
- It forces liable parties to become accountable for their actions.
- Allows families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.
- Allows surviving family members to achieve/ attain vindication for their dearly departed.
- A wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
- Pain and suffering of surviving family
- Medical expenses incurred before death.
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium.
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After the loss of a loved one due to an accident, thinking rationally may be difficult, and assigning blame also might not be the best thing to focus on. Moreover, the aftermath of a devastating loss may deter a family from pursuing legal matters for their dearly departed. However, the decision to proceed with a case is vital in holding those at fault accountable. We understand no amount of compensation can ease the pain and suffering, but an attorney can advocate and do right by the victim, while you focus on grieving properly.
Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers says, “Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one.”
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