A fun night out with friends gone terribly wrong. No one wants to think of this happening, but unfortunately, it can happen in the blink of an eye. A driver is distracted for an instant. That is all it takes for a night out with friends to become a life-changing tragedy caused by a car accident.
This very scenario played out in a recent single car accident in the North Side vicinity of Columbus. A car struck a curb, flipped onto its side, and a young female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers in the back seat were transported to an area hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash had not yet been determined, but investigators believe that the crash was likely not caused by weather conditions.
In a situation such as this, it can be difficult to think rationally. This was a tragic car accident involving a group of friends that resulted in the death of a passenger. If the ensuing investigation finds that the driver of the vehicle was in any way negligent or reckless, it behooves the injured victims and the loved ones of the now deceased victim to consider pursuing their legal options.
For those in the Columbus, Ohio area who find themselves or their loved ones to be the victims of such a car accident, legal assistance could be beneficial. Wrongful death and personal injury claims can be complicated, especially when one is grieving, but a skilled attorney can be a valuable advocate. Compensation from a successfully litigated claim could help to cover medical expenses, end of life expenses as well as pain and suffering.
Source: dispatch.com, “Woman killed in one-vehicle crash on the North Side“, Beth Burger, Feb. 7, 2018