Earlier this year, an Ohio defendant pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of negligent vehicular homicide, as well as attempted negligent vehicular homicide, and this week, the parents and girlfriend of the 24-year-old male victim killed in the July 2010 car accident reached a settlement agreement of $1.57 million.
The parents, along with the victim's 22-year-old girlfriend, filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit in 2011 against the defendant, and prosecutors alleged the defendant was driving as fast as 98 mph on a state road before hitting the car carrying the victim and his girlfriend.
The loss of a loved one through the reckless or negligent actions of another person is devastating. Not only have you lost your loved one, but the death was needless and could have been avoided had the individual involved not been negligent. The father of the victim in this case said “there’s no way to compensate for the loss of a child,” but that it may help on the road to closure.
If you have lost a loved one under such circumstances, it is crucial that you immediately contact a Martin County wrongful death attorney to assist you in your claim for compensation. The grief and dismay of the incident is overwhelming. However, one may forget that there are going to be financial losses as well. These costs may include:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of financial support
Contact a Martin County Wrongful Death Attorney from Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, if you have lost a loved one due to negligence or a reckless act of another.