Wrongful Death Archives

Fatal work accident at GM plant in Ohio under investigation

The loss of a loved one can be devastating for everyone involved. When that loss comes suddenly and unexpectedly, confusion and uncertainty enter into the mix of emotions, and often families don't know where to turn. But when a fatal accident is due to the negligence of another party, the survivors and loved ones of the deceased may be able to recover some measure of compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Family of fatally electrocuted Ohio man sues drunk driver

There are numerous accidental situations that may tragically lead to death. In Ohio, when a fatal accident occurs because of another person's negligence, the family of the deceased individual may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party through a wrongful death claim.

Motorcyclist killed in Columbus crash

It should be clear to all motorists: failing to exercise due caution on the road can have catastrophic consequences. Distracted driving is an increasingly serious problem in Ohio and throughout the country. Cell phone use and other means of distraction cause harm to life and limb on a daily basis. A recent fatal accident in Columbus is still under investigation, but it would appear that one of the drivers will be found at fault for the crash.

Head-on collision in Ohio fatally injures grandmother

A tragic car accident in Ohio recently took the life of an elderly woman and left two others injured. The 83-year-old was one of two passengers in a car that was traveling to Dayton to visit the elderly woman's granddaughter at college. The other two occupants of the car were also the 83-year-old's granddaughters.

Ohio woman sues estate for wrongful death

An Ohio woman is suing the estate of a deceased man for the wrongful death of three of her family members. The lawsuit states that she is entitled to compensation for damages caused by the deceased man's negligence, which she says resulted in a fatal accident that took the lives of her relatives.

20-year-old Ohio man dies after driver fails to yield

Sadly, a young Ohio man suffered fatal injuries in a recent car accident that resulted from a driver's failing yield at a stop sign. The 20-year-old who died was a passenger in a Ford Escort that moved into the intersection without properly heeding the stop sign. As the car crossed the intersection, a Jeep crashed into the driver's side.

Ohio pedestrian killed in car accident, investigation ongoing

Ohio residents from Columbus and across the state may be saddened to hear of the recent death of a Canal Winchester woman. The woman was killed in a fatal car accident involving a Chrysler sedan. At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with the accident, although an investigation is ongoing.Tragically, the accident took place about a week before Christmas on Dec. 17 at about 11:30 p.m. According to the police, the 35-year-old woman had been crossing Gender Road between Abbie Trails Drive and Wright Road in Columbus when she was struck by a sedan driven by a 40-year-old man. The woman was taken by emergency responders to Grant Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

15-year-old Ohio girl victim of random gunshot

Ohio residents will be saddened to hear of a fatal accident involving a teenage girl who was killed by a random rifle shot into the air. Reportedly, the 15-year-old Amish girl was travelling between Columbus and Akron on her way home from a Christmas party when the shooting occurred. To date, the incident has been ruled an accident.According to local police, an individual was cleaning his rifle when it went off into the air. Apparently, the bullet traveled 1.5 miles before hitting the girl in the head as she rode alone in a horse-drawn buggy. Investigators are analyzing evidence, including the bullet and the rifle, to test for a ballistic match. The girl had reportedly been attending a party with co-workers, most of whom were about her own age.

Fatal texting while driving accident takes a turn

For those Franklin County residents who have been keeping up with the deadly texting while driving case in the eastern part of our state, a new twist has been announced. The 21-year-old driver who admitted that she was texting when she struck and killed a man who was taking his morning walk has entered a plea of no contest. Apparently having reached a plea agreement with the prosecutor's office, this means she will not face a jury trial after all. The family of the victim in the fatal accident made no comment after the hearing.Back in August, the driver rejected a plea deal. That meant she was facing a jury trial, which could have led to serious jail time upon conviction. By entering her plea of no contest to a charge of vehicular homicide, she will now be sentenced sometime in January after a pre-sentence investigation. The charge against her carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a fine of $1,000.

Columbus man dies after bicycle accident on I-270

Riding a bike in Columbus can be an enjoyable and healthy form of transportation. However, bicyclists are too often at risk when drivers fail to proceed with due caution on Ohio roadways. With that concern in mind, Columbus residents may be saddened to hear of a 20-year-old man who was recently struck by a pickup truck and killed while riding his bike alongside Interstate 270. Police and paramedics arrived at the scene of the fatal accident at about 5 in the morning. The bicyclist was transported to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:48 a.m. The 25-year-old driver of the pickup was interviewed at the scene, and police ruled out alcohol, weather and excessive speed as factors that might have led to the accident. According to the Franklin County sheriff's office, the part of the interstate where the incident occurred was not lit, and the deceased was wearing dark clothing. However, the accident is still under investigation.

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