Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC
Schedule Your Free Consultation
614-360-2706 866-856-0433
614-360-2706866-856-0433
Personal Injury Lawyers That Deliver Results

Ohio teen killed in head-on collision

Police reports indicate that a motor vehicle accident in Ohio on the evening of Aug. 3 killed a teenager. Three other people were also seriously injured in the wreck.

According to police, a 26-year-old male driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on an Ohio road when he crossed into northbound traffic. The driver collided head-on with a Plymouth Acclaim driven by a 16-year-old teen.

The driver of the Acclaim died at the scene of the accident. Two other teenage female passengers in her car also suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Jeep was also seriously injured, and he along with the two teenagers were flown to an area hospital for medical treatment.

When people suffer serious car accident injuries, they turn to personal injury attorneys to identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable. Attorneys representing injured victims evaluate all of the available information relevant to the case. For example, police accident reports, results of toxicology reports and field sobriety tests, statements from eyewitnesses and images captured by traffic cameras all reveal important information. A settlement may be negotiated, or attorneys may put together a civil lawsuit claiming personal injury or wrongful death.

In a case where an accident occurs because someone has driven the wrong way in traffic, the driver may be deemed liable for injuries if it can be proven that the accident could have been avoided if he or she had not been negligent in some way. For example, distraction from a mobile device or impairment from drugs or alcohol can render a driver incapable of safely monitoring road and traffic conditions. In addition, if the negligence directly contributed to a death, then the families of the victims have a claim for wrongful death.

Source: Akron, "Bath teen killed in car accident", Maria Lindsay, August 07, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email us for a response

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

See Our Results

  • $6,700,000 for closed head brain injury of car passenger hit by a truck that failed to stop at a stop sign.
  • $4,400,000 for failure of hospital to diagnose and treat patient with diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency room.
  • $3,222,000 for truck driver who was filling his tank with gas and was crushed by another truck.
  • $3,200,000 for injuries to young man caused by a driver who ran a red light.
  • $2,300,000 for failure to properly monitor a patient following cardiac catheterization resulting in death.
See More Case Results
Building

Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC
500 South Front Street, Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 866-856-0433
Phone: 614-360-2706
Fax: 614-224-4943
Columbus Law Office Map

Back to top