When a person loses their life in an accident caused by the negligence of another it is known in Columbus and throughout Ohio as a "wrongful death". The immediate family or estate of the victim should contact us to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or party who caused the accident, and this must be handled in a timely manner.
On Oct. 6, a woman in Youngstown suffered fatal injuries in an Interstate 680 accident, authorities reported. The woman was struck by a northbound vehicle after she exited her own car on the highway's median to remove debris that had become lodged beneath her vehicle, authorities said.
People living in Columbus, Ohio, who have experienced the loss of a loved one through a fatal car crash or some other type of accident could be asking themselves what is meant when the legal profession talks about wrongful death. The term means that some sort of negligence has occurred leading to the untimely death of an individual.
A 56-year-old Ohio patient was killed in an accident on Interstate 71 on Aug. 15 while being transported in an ambulance. According a report, the driver said she was checking her GPS and looked away from the roadway. A crash investigation and toxicology reports are pending, but not charges were filed at the time of reporting.
Two Athens County women were killed in a one-car crash that occurred in late June. At the time of the report, it is unclear whether the driver, a 44-year-old man from Columbus, was under the influence. Authorities are awaiting toxicology results before filing charges.
On June 5, an 82-year-old woman reportedly died and two other people suffered injuries in a head-on collision near Columbus. Police said the fatal accident occurred on Diley Road in Pickerington at about 4:45 p.m.
One person died in a double West Chester car crash on May 29. The fatal accident occurred shortly after another collision in which a vehicle fled the scene. That vehicle was also involved in the second crash about a minute later.
A family member of an Ohio woman mauled and killed by two Cane Corso dogs in February is attempting to hold the animals' two owners accountable for the fatal incident. The victim's family member recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court, seeking more than $25,000 in damages.
An accident that occurred in a loading area of a southwest Ohio food distribution and retail company has taken the life of a 65-year-old truck driver from Lima. When first responders were called to the scene around 1:15 a.m. on April 30, they found the man pinned between a wall and metal ramp. At the time of the report, the accident was being investigated by local and state officials, including the Hamilton County Coroner's office. Authorities also notified the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.