A woman was killed in a crash on I-275 in Symmes township on December 10, 2011. As a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer I know some of the issues that will be raised. One thing I know is that the system breaks down totally almost, when it comes to compensating the loved ones of the person killed by wrongful death. This is a death as a result of carelessness.
In the first place money will never make any one whole as it can in an injury or property damage claim. Plus, juries have literally been brainwashed by the insurance company to give a monetary value that is inadequate . I think a death caused by the fault of another should be compensated in the millions of dollars. It give value to the deceased and to his family to know their life meant more that some insignificant amount such as 1 -2 million dollars. It's a slap in the face to the survivors to compensate their loss with just a million or so dollars. What happens when a plane goes down. The value of the plane in the millions of dollars is paid. A life is much more valuable than property. Any good Cincinnati wrongful death lawyer would tell you that or at they should.
Note in the commentary written on the Chanel 12 web site about the fact that seatbelts were not worn. This is of legal significance if this was a front seat passenger. But the real culprit was the driver that negligently changed lanes , crashed into another car and flipped it so that two passengers were thrown from the vehicle killing Rhonda Ball. Lets focus on the driver not the seatbelt. but I've seen it before used a defense and know that a great biomedical engineer can determine if a seat belt would have made any difference. if it would have the front seat passenger may not collect all their damages.
Find Cincinnati personal injury lawyer Anthony Castelli attorney and call 621-2345 for a free case review. He has seen this before and can help you if you are faced with a death of a family member or an injury to yourself, or an allegation that your failure to wear your seatbelt was the cause of your injury.