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A son has recently filed a civil suit after his father lost his life in a car crash. The two Ohio residents suffered injuries on an icy morning when the car in which they were both riding as passengers crashed. However, the father did not recover from his injuries, and the son is now pursuing wrongful death litigation concerning his father and personal injury litigation for himself.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2014, the father and son were riding as passengers in a 27-year-old man’s vehicle. The driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle as he drove on the icy road, and the car crashed into a telephone pole. Both the father and the son were ejected from the vehicle.

While the driver was not injured, the father and the son suffered serious injuries. The father lost his life due to the injuries he suffered. Now over a year later, the son has filed a wrongful death suit in an effort to recover financial damages sustained, including funeral expenses. Additionally, he seeks to be compensated for damages that he suffered himself, including medical bills due to his permanent injuries.

The son only names an insurance company as the sole defendant in his wrongful death suit, but he alleges that the driver was negligent. If successful, the son could be awarded in excess of $25,000 for his damages. If any Ohio resident has been injured in an accident or has experienced the loss of a loved one in a car accident due to the negligence of another party, a claim for damages may be an appropriate course of action

Source: limaohio.com, “Man files wrongful death lawsuit over traffic crash“, Greg Sowinski, March 6, 2015