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Family may file wrongful death claim after fatal Ohio crash

| Sep 30, 2019 | Wrongful Death

The death of a young person is always a tragic event. When family members learn that their young loved one was killed in a car accident, the grief is often overwhelming. In addition to getting necessary affairs in order after this type of an event, such as funeral arrangements, surviving loved ones may also want to consider whether filing a wrongful death claim could suit their circumstances.

It was recently reported that an Ohio crash resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man. Reports indicated that the collision occurred when a westbound car and an eastbound SUV crashed head-on. Apparently, one vehicle failed to remain in the correct lane, but the report did not indicate which vehicle may have crossed the dividing line. After the initial collision, two more vehicles were also involved in the crash.

Two passengers in the car suffered critical injuries, and two other individuals suffered minor injuries. All of the injured parties were taken to the hospital, but the young man succumbed to the critical injuries he suffered and was declared dead. The report did not state whether any charges would stem from the fatal crash.

Though the news of this fatal Ohio crash is undoubtedly shocking to the man’s surviving family, they may feel as if they have little time to process their emotions. Having to make funeral arrangements is often a pressing and difficult task, and it may require their full attention. Of course, funeral costs can be challenging to handle, and as a result, the family may want to consider seeking compensation for these and other damages by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault.