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Fatal car accidents may occur due to careless driving

| Jul 8, 2020 | Car Accidents

An individual’s life has sadly been cut short, following a single-car wreck in Ohio. The car crash took place along Interstate 475 on a recent Wednesday morning. Sometimes, these types of car accidents happen due to driver negligence, in which case the driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the accident.

The recent Ohio crash took place shortly after 2 a.m. According to police, a woman, 22, was driving along the interstate and suddenly lost control of the car. At that point, she reportedly hit the median in the road.

Police reported that the car then flipped. Another 22-year-old individual was riding in the car and ended up being ejected after the car hit the median. She died at the scene of the accident. Meanwhile, the driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital, where authorities reported that her condition was critical.

The family of the woman who ended up dying in the Ohio car accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. They must establish liability, based upon a showing of negligence, before the civil court hearing the case will determine their claims for damages. If they are successful in their case, they might receive a damage award to cover the deceased victim’s funeral costs and other financial losses associated with these types of car accidents. A monetary award of damages may also help with addressing any emotional distress resulting from the fatal motor vehicle accident.

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