Posts tagged "Wrongful death"

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.

What is Wrongful Death, and Who Represents a Columbus Family After a Loved One is Lost in a Fatal Accident?

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.

Ohio State Highway Patrol searching for 2 hit-and-run drivers

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.

What is wrongful death?

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.

Ambulance crash claims life of patient inside

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.

Ohio police say that marijuana may have led to fatal crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has revealed that the 16-year-old boy involved in a fatal collision in June 2014 may have been under the influence of drugs. THC, which is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, was reportedly discovered in the boy's system, and the toxicology report has been turned over to Licking County prosecutors along with the results of the accident investigation. The car accident, which claimed the lives of three teens, took place on Hardscrabble Road near Alexandria.

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