A fatal car accident can be emotionally damaging on the family of the deceased victim, but if a case is filed involving the accident, the time after the accident can be just as difficult. Wrongful death cases involving a car accident can often take months or even years to be settled, and while these proceedings are taking place, it is a constant reminder to a family of their loss. For one Alaska family, the driver who was responsible for the death of their loved one was recently convicted, and a wrongful death claim may be considered.
The accident took place in February of 2013 and involved two vehicles. The collision occurred after the defendant had stolen his father's car and ran a red light. It was at this time that he t-boned another vehicle, causing the death of one of the passengers, police reported.