Sometimes when someone dies as a result of another party's actions, there are no criminal charges filed. However, there are other ways to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligent or reckless behavior. For example, you can file a civil lawsuit with the help of a skilled accident attorney.
According to Alaska public radio station KDLG, the family of a man who died in a boat accident on Lake Aleknagik in September 2013 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man who allegedly caused the crash.
The source reports that 41-year-old John Tugatuk was steering his 16-foot boat toward the north shore of the lake on September 10 when 61-year-old David Taylor purportedly increased the speed of his 22-foot vessel and collided with Tugatuk.
Tugatuk was critically injured and rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later that day.
"The civil lawsuit alleges that Taylor's 'reckless' and 'unreasonable' speed and navigation led to the accident, and amount to wrongful death," states the news outlet. "Further, the plaintiffs allege that Taylor's actions caused pain and suffering to John Tugatuk, and emotional distress on the survivors."
If one of your family members has died due to an individual's or business's reckless or negligent behavior, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit and seek monetary compensation. To get this process started, it's in your best interest to contact skilled injury attorneys in Kansas City as soon as possible. These experienced professionals can compassionately take on your case and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.