On behalf of Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A. posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Losing a loved one is one of the most tragic experiences in life. When someone dies in a car accident, family members often experience great sorrow for a long time, and the emotional scars that result from the tragic incident may never fully heal. However, depending on who is at fault in the accident, a family may be able to obtain compensation for their loss and hold a negligent driver accountable for his or her actions.

A woman passed away after her car collided with a semi tractor trailer on State Route 21 near Navarre on Jan. 9. She drove her car left into the path of an oncoming semi that was traveling in the opposite direction and the two vehicles collided head on. She was the only person in her car, and she was removed from her vehicle by the emergency medical team. The 52-year-old man who was driving the semi was transported to Affinity Medical Center.

The Ohio Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation on the crash. Route 21 was closed for two or three hours following the accident.

While in this case it appears as though the woman may have been at fault, proper investigation is required to determine who is responsible for a car crash. Once a negligent party is determined, the victims of the accident or their loved ones can seek justice by filing a civil claim. If their claim is successful, they can use the compensation they receive to solve some of the financial problems that may arise after the accident.

Source: IndeOnline.com, “Woman dead in head-on car-semi crash south of Navarre,” Doug Staley, Jan. 9, 2013