When a loved one in the Dayton area drives to work, to the store, to an event, or some other destination, their families expect they will return. Most of the time this is the case, but, unfortunately, serious motor vehicle accidents do occur. These accidents affect thousands of Ohio residents every year with unexpected medical bills and funeral expenses.

A Logan County woman was recently killed in a car accident believed to have been caused by a drunk driver. The accident occurred on U.S. 68 just south of Bellefontaine when a driver crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle. The woman who was hit was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver who hit her was flown to Miami Valley hospital with serious injuries. The driver who crossed the center line is believed to have been drunk, and blood alcohol tests are pending.

When a loved one is killed by a negligent driver, a family can be traumatized and upset. When a person chooses to drive after they have been drinking, tragedy can occur. A family facing this situation should understand their legal rights. An attorney who specializes in personal injury can help a family get the answers they deserve as to what happened to their loved one. If negligence is suspected, an attorney can hold the negligent party responsible. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

When a driver engages in unsafe activity, such as texting and driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, etc., they need to be held accountable. These situations are tragic reminders of how important it is to drive safe and how precious our family members are.