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Suit filed against driver, parents in prom night fatality

The parents of an Ohio teenager who was killed in a car crash while travelling to prom filed a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle and her parents. The civil suit was filed in excess of $25,000 for the wrongful death of the 17-year-old girl and seeks both punitive and compensatory damages.

Family of Ohio teen killed in crash on prom night files suit

A group of Ohio teenagers, all from Monroe, thought that prom night would be the highlight of their lives. Instead, one of them died, two others were injured and one of them ended up facing charges of aggravated vehicular homicide after a fatal car accident.

Nurse found guilty over acts that led to nursing home death

A 32-year-old licensed practical nurse in Ohio was found guilty at trial for her role in the death -- and subsequent cover-up -- of a 76-year-old nursing home resident. The elderly resident was found frozen to death outside of the nursing home after wandering off, her absence going undetected for hours despite protocols that were supposed to protect her.

Columbus City Council Pays $410K in Wrongful Death Settlement

A $410,000 settlement has been approved by the City Council of Columbus, Ohio, in the wrongful death lawsuit of an 86-year-old woman. The woman's son filed the suit, which alleged that the woman was wrongfully killed by a firetruck that failed to activate sirens or lights when going through an intersection.

Winter road conditions and negligence: A deadly combination

If you've lived through one or more Ohio winters, you understand how cold and snowy it can be. You might be one of many who look forward to such things, perhaps eagerly awaiting cold-enough temperatures for sitting by a fire with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book or someone special to snuggle. However, your love of all things wintry might quickly disappear once you take to the roadway and wind up in highway traffic alongside a negligent driver.  

Training can help prevent ladder falls

Falls involving ladders are one of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites. It has been reported that over 300 people die each year from falls on ladders in the United States and many more suffer from severe injuries. It is believed that many of these falls can be prevented through better training and safety standards.

Common questions about right-of-way in Ohio

If you have recently been involved in an accident in the state of Ohio, it is likely that you will be concerned with the process of deciding who is at fault. Fault can have implications on any lawsuits that arise from the accident, and it may affect your ability to gain additional damages.

Family of deceased might have wrongful death claims

Under Ohio law, if a person loses his or her life due to the negligence of another, the family of the deceased might be able to assert claims for wrongful death. In car accident or other wrongful death cases, the representative of the estate might bring a lawsuit in civil court against the at-fault party. The at-fault party might have to pay damages directly, or damages might be paid by one or more insurance companies.


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