Losing loved ones is never easy for people in Ohio. These individuals provide so much love and support to people as they go through their daily lives and filling the void is never easy. However, it can be a little easier when people have time to prepare for the loved one’s death. When people die of old age, many times the family knows it is coming and can prepare for the loss. Others die young and unexpectedly though, leaving the family no time to prepare, which can be even more devastating.
This type of situation occurred recently when two young people died in a fatal accident. An 18-year-old was driving a car and, for some reason, the driver veered into oncoming traffic. A mother with her two young daughters was driving in that lane as the 18-year-old veered into it. The mother tried avoiding the other vehicle, but could not and the vehicles collided head-on. The 18-year-old and one of the two daughters, who was seven years old, died as a result. The mother and the other daughter survived, but had serious injuries and were brought to a local hospital.
In addition to the emotional devastation associated with these types of deaths, in some situations they can also lead to financial problems. People may rely on the victim for their income to pay for monthly obligations. Without this income meeting these obligations can be very difficult. The family of the victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses though. This includes funeral costs, medical costs, lost income and many other costs.
Everyone in Ohio will die at some point in time, but when people die young and unexpectedly it can be particularly devastating for the family and friends of the victim. While it will never replace the loved one, the family may be entitled to compensation for their loss, which can be very valuable as they try to move on without the victim. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be and may be a useful resource.
Source: Fox 8 Cleveland, “18-year-old, 7-year-old killed in Wayne County crash” Ann Domeck, June 17, 2017