Accidents happen all the time on Massachusetts’ roads. Sometimes these wrecks are unavoidable, such as when there is ice on the road. In a vast number of crashes, though, one of the drivers involved in the accident is to blame. Drivers may be inattentive, drunk, or tired behind the wheel, which puts everyone on the road around them in danger. A car accident caused by a negligent driver can take unsuspecting motorists by surprised and can leave several with injuries and families mourning lost lives.

One of these accidents may have happened recently, resulting in the death of a 3-year-old girl. According to state police, the girl, who was a passenger in a car, was killed when that car and a pickup truck collided. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time, but the investigation continues and criminal charges may be brought against the party responsible for causing the accident.

Suffering a serious injury in an accident can be life-changing. Victims may be left immobile with severe pain. Finances might become strained as a result of medical expenses and lost wages, taking a toll on the victim’s emotional well-being. These damages can be amplified when a family loses a loved one in a car accident, as they may be left with an emotional void that can never be filled.

Filing a lawsuit against a negligent or distracted driver may be the best way for victims and their families to recover damages, but the likelihood of success depends on the results of a police investigation. An attorney experienced with working car accident cases can help victims and their families ensure an investigation is carried out appropriately. He or she will also use the best evidence available to hopefully reach a favorable outcome that will allow the victim or his or her family to find some sort of stability in a world that seems to be crumbling around them.

Source: The Randolph Herald, “Toddler killed in Randolph accident,” May 29, 2014