Across the nation, there has been increase scrutiny of college hazing and initiations involving excessive drinking and abuse. The parents of an 18-year-old student who died at an Ohio University fraternity filed a wrongful death action against a fraternity earlier this month claiming that it was liable for his death in a hazing incident.
Families who suffer the loss of a loved one may seek financial justice if the death was caused by another person's behavior. A wrongful death action is the legal avenue for seeking compensation and damages. Plaintiffs, however, should be aware of some basic information about this legal cause of action.
The dangers of texting and driving and other distractions is well-documented. This reckless behavior increases the risk of wrongful death in Ohio car crashes and throughout the United States. The severity of injuries in these crashes also depends on road design, according to a recent study by the Risk Institute of Ohio State University.