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Man's family sues sheriff's office after fatal crash

The family of a 77-year-old Franklin County man that was struck and killed in a car crash in July of 2015 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the officer alleged to have been responsible for his death. The officer is believed to have been responding to a call to backup another officer immediately prior to striking the man's car.

Collecting a judgment in a wrongful death case

Have you lost a loved one because of another person's actions or inaction? Did he or she pass away from injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident at a local store, a motor vehicle crash or a failure to diagnose by a physician? Have you thought about seeking compensation from the person responsible for your loved one's death?

A Columbus man crosses into oncoming traffic killing 1

A fatal car crash that claimed the life of unidentified Toyota driver in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 11, 2017 is under investigation by the Columbus Police Department. A preliminary investigation into the accident seems to point to the driver of the other unidentified vehicle as having crossed the center line into the westbound one. This resulted in a head-on collision with the deceased.

Fatal opioid overdose results in wrongful death lawsuit

Lake Hospital System has been named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit by the wife of a patient who died from acute intoxication from opioids and benzodiazepines. The prescribing doctor, an occupational medicine specialist, is also named as a defendant.

Bar and DJ named as defendants in wrongful death lawsuit

Just over a year ago, on Jan. 8, 2016, a 43-year-old man was at the Zodiac Bar in Akron, Ohio, about two hours away from Columbus. Just after midnight, the man got into an altercation with a 65-year-old man on the bar's patio.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against rural fire department

On June 28, 2016, a woman was run over at the Beaver Creek Reservoir in Adams Township, Ohio. The woman was walking along a trail on the embankment when she was struck and killed by a Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department truck.

Appeals drawing out wrongful death case after school shooting

There are instances in which a wrongful death lawsuit isn't really as simple as it might initially appear. In some cases, the wrongful death lawsuit will involve appeals and having to go back and forth in court. That is what is going on with the case involving a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family members of three students who were killed in a school shooting.

Public events must be closely monitored for safety

The Memorial Day weekend is a holiday weekend that is associated with outdoor events. The all-terrain vehicle event at Ohio's Powerline Park is one of the largest events at the facility. Hundreds of people flock to the 1,000-acre park to enjoy the off-road event. This year, the event turned fatal when a 46-year-old man from a Pennsylvania was killed.

Wrongful death lawsuits and probate after a loved one's death

The traumatic death of a loved one is an event in your life that isn't easily forgotten. When the death is caused by an accident, the toll that it takes on your life and your emotions can be great. You didn't have time to say your final goodbye. You didn't have time to prepare. All of that was stripped from you because someone else acted in a reckless or negligent manner.

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