The family of a woman who was killed in an accident at Utah’s Arches National Park is now seeking millions of dollars in damages. According to the late woman’s husband, the couple was driving through the park when strong winds blew a metal gate into their vehicle. The gate sliced through the vehicle and decapitated the woman inside. At the time, the couple had been recently married.
The woman’s husband and parents are now seeking millions of dollars in a wrongful death claim. Her family claims that her death could have been easily avoided if the park staff had locked up the gate properly. An attorney involved in the case said that the park has used these dangerous gates for years and should have known not to leave them unsecured. This isn’t the first time that the gates have caused an accident; in the 1980s, a man was impaled by a gate while driving through the park.
The woman’s husband is seeking $240 million in damages from the park. The attorney representing the husband said that she will launch a lawsuit if the park doesn’t accept the claim. Additionally, the woman’s parents are seeking $30 million in damages from the park itself and the National Park Service.
To win a wrongful death suit, the individual has to prove that their loved one was killed as the result of another person’s negligence. Proving this on your own can be challenging, but a personal injury attorney may help you gather evidence and present your case to the judge. A lawsuit won’t bring back your loved one, but it may help you hold the people responsible and prevent an accident like that from happening again. Additionally, you might receive a large sum in damages to help you pay the medical and funeral bills.