When a Dayton area resident is driving around their town, they don’t expect they will be involved in a serious car accident. These accidents can occur in just seconds and are usually caused by another driver’s negligence. Whether another driver is engaging in speeding, driving while intoxicated or driving while distracted, there are many ways in which a driver does not drive safely. When a serious motor vehicle accident occurs a family’s life can be turned upside down.

A tragic accident recently occurred in Logan County. A minivan that was traveling south on state Route 117 crossed the center line and struck a Toyota Tundra that was traveling north head-on. A third vehicle also struck the side of the Toyota truck. The driver of the truck and the driver and passenger in the minivan were all killed. Two others were taken to local hospitals for serious injuries. A witness to the accident states that she was following the minivan for several miles and observed them drifting towards the center line many times.

No one expects their loved one will be killed in a car accident. Unfortunately, many families must deal with this nightmare every year. When a person is killed due to someone else’s negligence, it can be difficult to bear. However, compensation may be available via a legal filing for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

There are times in which families may have to face a tragedy that occurs because of another person’s negligence. A family has the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit that can help them move on into their new reality.