Wednesday, September 18th around 8:00am there was a fatal car accident on Interstate 93 in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Law enforcement have reported that a wheel was the cause of the accident. The wheel flew off of a tractor-trailer on the interstate. First, the wheel hit a police cruiser that was heading north in the I-93. Then the wheel bounced into the southbound lane and hit another car which caused an accident.
This tragic crash resulted in the death of the driver whose car was hit by the tire in the southbound lane. The wheel was assembled on a truck that was pulling a modular home and it broke free. The truck driver may not have noticed the wheel coming free or causing an accident because he did not stop at the scene. As of now, charges have not been filed in the accident case.
It is apparent that countless types of scenarios can lead to a car accident resulting in tragic injuries or even death. It is not expected that a tire will fly loose and cause an accident, but it happens and if you are injured in an accident you deserve compensation. In this case, the family of the lost victim has the right to fight for wrongful death compensation from the negligent party.
Our New Hampshire car accident attorneys at Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey understand the difficult time following a car accident. Whether you are an injured victim or a family member of a wrongful death victim, we can help. Our goal is to provide compassionate yet aggressive personal injury representation. In this type of wrongful death car accident case, the family could pursue compensation for the:
- funeral expenses
- hospital costs
- loss of companionship
- loss of financial support
- lost wages of the decedent
- pain and suffering