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Greenville man dies in accident, victims may seek damages

Sometimes, the cause of a car accident remains a mystery despite every investigative effort. Thus, it is possible that the loved ones of people victimized in a crash will never know what caused the car accident to take place. A Greenville, South Carolina, man died in a tragic car accident of his own doing last week and so far no one has been able to determine what happened.

According to the Cherokee County coroner, the man was traveling on Interstate 85 when his car veered off of the road and into the median. The vehicle moved under the barrier cable and into oncoming traffic. To date, there is absolutely no information available as to why the man may have drifted off the road. According to South Carolina state troopers, the man hit a pickup truck after he had careened into oncoming traffic.

Two people riding in the truck were taken to the hospital, as were the man's two passengers. Unfortunately, the 28-year-old driver lost his life at the scene. Coroner's reports indicate that the man died as a result of blunt force head trauma.

While the circumstances surrounding the car accident are tragic, many people are unaware that individuals who suffer injuries as a result of a car accident caused at the hands of another person - even if that person dies as a result of said accident - are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim if they so desire. In this case, the surviving victims and their families may seek compensation for damages from the estate of the deceased driver. And given the details of the incident, pursuing a claim would likely require the aid of legal counsel.

Source: WECT TV 6, "28-year-old man dies on I-85 in crash with pickup," Aug. 7, 2011.

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