Cleveland, OH (December 16, 2021) – A two-vehicle accident in the Cleveland area on Wednesday morning, December 15, resulted in a fatality. The deadly crash occurred on Interstate 480 near Ridge Road at around 4 a.m.
Local reports indicated that a vehicle collided with a box truck. The driver, Rocco Proffitt, was traveling on the freeway when they crashed into the rear of the truck. Proffitt sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were on-site.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Rocco Proffitt at this time.
Deadly Car Crashes in Ohio
You’re always in danger of colliding with another vehicle when you’re driving, and the majority of us do it every day. Every year, approximately 3 million people are injured in car accidents in the United States. In the state of Ohio alone, there were 1,131 traffic fatalities in 2017. In that same year, drunk drivers killed over 400 people in the state.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns.
However, a wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss. You can improve your chances of a successful claim by partnering with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Cleveland.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Cleveland
At Joseph Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our team of attorneys has shown in past cases that we can deliver results for our clients. Our Cleveland wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. The process of recovery starts by filing a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance provider.
Contact a Cleveland car crash attorney today at 216-522-1600 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly car accident.
Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts. These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Cleveland area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.
Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.