When a loved one dies in a sudden accident, the event may not seem real to surviving family members. Denial is a common part of the grieving process, but unfortunately, families typically do have to come to terms with their losses at some point. For many individuals, seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim against the person considered at fault for a fatal event can often help on the journey to finding closure.
One family in Ohio may be considering this legal option after a recent fatal accident. According to reports, a father and son were stopped on the side of Interstate 90 as they attempted to load a vehicle onto a trailer. While they were standing on the berm, a vehicle drifted off the road and struck the men, collided with the trailer and then spun onto the interstate before being hit by another vehicle.
Both men were transported from the scene to an area hospital, but unfortunately, the father did not survive the event. He was reported as being 50 years old. The 26-year-old son was seriously injured. The driver of the vehicle that hit them suffered only minor injuries but was also taken to the hospital. Though the incident is still under investigation, it was noted that alcohol or drugs may have contributed.
The family of the victims involved in this Ohio accident are undoubtedly shocked by the sudden event. Though they are certainly thankful that the younger man survived, they are likely wracked with grief over the death of the father. They may find it useful to their ordeal to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault in efforts to seek compensation for resulting damages. Additionally, the man who survived the incident may have reason to pursue a personal injury claim of his own.