On behalf of Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A. posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

It is a tragedy when any life is lost in an accident. When the victim is a parent, the surviving family must deal not only with their grief, but also with practical concerns like childcare and finances. That is why sometimes a grieving family chooses to seek financial reimbursement after a motor vehicle accident.

On Nov. 8, a 36-year-old mother was killed and a 10-month-old baby seriously injured in a four-car accident near Delaware, Ohio. The crash occurred at Rt. 315 and Rt. 23. Investigators believe the other driver, a 45-year-old man, was driving under the influence.

The collision happened when the man’s pickup hit the Subaru in which the woman was a passenger, and the Subaru collided with a tow truck in front of it. The driver of the pickup truck then hit another car. The driver of the pickup has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

The mother died of her injuries at the scene of the accident, and the baby and the driver of the Subaru, a 36-year-old man from Delaware, suffered injuries. The driver of the pickup reportedly did not have a valid driver’s license and has been convicted of drunk driving on five occasions in the past.

Victims who have suffered injuries or damages from an automobile accident should learn about their rights for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Source: The Columbus Dispatch, “Four-vehicle crash on Rt. 23 kills woman; man charged,” Laura Arenschield, Nov. 9, 2012