A chain reaction accident can often result in serious or fatal injuries for the parties involved. This type of situation could result from rear-end collisions if a vehicle is pushed into another vehicle or into other lanes of traffic. If parties are seriously injured in such a situation, they may wish to consider filing personal injury claims against the parties considered liable.
It was recently reported that an accident in Ohio resulted in a death and other serious injuries. A woman driving a car was reported to have crashed into the rear of another vehicle. After the initial collision, the woman’s car continued moving, and as a result, it was hit by another vehicle. That third vehicle was then hit by an SUV.
The woman driving the first vehicle suffered fatal injuries in the incident. The driver of the vehicle that was rear-ended was transported from the scene for treatment, and the driver and passenger in the third vehicle were considered to be in critical condition. The driver of the SUV did not wish to receive treatment. Authorities were continuing to investigate the incident at the time of the report.
When rear-end collisions lead to such devastating outcomes, the situation can be harrowing for everyone involved. Because other surviving individuals were seriously injured in the accident, they may be wondering about their legal options. If they wish, they may be able to file personal injury claims against the estate of the driver considered at fault in order to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages permitted under Ohio law.
Source: whio.com, “1 killed in 4-vehicle crash in Clark County“, July 19, 2015