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Ohio car accident victim with eight children dies

When there is a fatal car accident in Ohio, the aftermath can cause numerous different problems for the family left behind. This can include not being able to make ends meet, having to deal with the emotional aspects of the death and more. This is particularly true when there are children left behind. After automobile accidents, the family needs to make certain that it takes the necessary steps to pursue compensation through a legal filing.

A 47-year-old car accident victim who was paralyzed in early January and died two weeks later left behind eight children. The man's family has been the beneficiary of a local school swim team's fundraising that has, to this point, raised more than $13,000. The man and his family had been helpful with the swim team and were active in their church. He had worked for local school districts. According to the law enforcement report of the accident, it occurred at around 8 a.m. when a truck driver had missed his turn and then backed up. When that happened, the man's Hyundai Sonata was hit causing his injuries and eventual death.

With a fatal car crash, families left behind will have many issues to navigate depending on their individual circumstances. If it was a person with a young family, they will have to account for losing a breadwinner or a stay-at-home parent. If it was someone who was young, his or her life ended before it really got started. Perhaps it might have been an older relative who provided companionship and guidance. Any loss of a loved one will be traumatic and cause a host of problems. Being able to provide emotional, financial and personal support are all important aspects that will be missed with the loss of a family member. There can also be costs from medical care before the death and funeral costs. All of this must be factored in.

In this particular case, the man's family is set to receive help through the kindheartedness of a local swim team. Even with that, the family consisting of his widow and eight children will undoubtedly need far more than will be accumulated through the charity. With that in mind, his wife should make certain to understand how to pursue compensation in a legal filing by discussing the case with an attorney.

Source:, "Swim team raises money for father of 8 who died after car crash," Denise Callahan, Jan. 24, 2017

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