Car accidents can quickly change lives. In an instant, a person or several people could suffer serious injuries that leave them needing a long time to recover. A number of other difficulties could also arise from such events, and it is not unusual for personal injury claims to be filed by the injured parties.
It was recently reported that an accident in Ohio resulted in one death and the injuries of multiple other people. The crash involved two vehicles, and details state that the driver of a car was heading south when she failed to remain in the correct lane. As a result, her vehicle collided head-on with a northbound SUV. There were at least three people in the car, including a toddler, and at least two people in the SUV.
The incident resulted in the driver of the car suffering fatal injuries. It was noted that she was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. An adult passenger in her vehicle was seriously injured, and the toddler suffered critical injuries. Two people in the SUV were also injured and taken to the hospital. At the time of the report, authorities did not believe that drugs or alcohol contributed, but the investigation was still underway.
The individuals injured in this Ohio accident may have a number of decisions to make in the near future, including about their treatment, how they will handle recovery and what they will do about financial problems that result. Though the driver considered at fault for the accident died as a result, legal claims could still be brought against her estate. The injured parties may have reason to look into personal injury claims for seeking compensation for damages.