Wrongful deaths are tough on our clients. No family should have to think about taking legal action when they should be mourning a loved one’s death.
Wrongful death claims are among the most challenging and crucial personal injury claims. While the deceased victim of someone else’s tragic negligence can’t seek justice, their family can do so on their behalf – in the form of a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death is an important area of the law that addresses the tragic loss of a loved one to someone else’s negligence. And while nothing can return our loved ones to us, a wrongful death claim can act as a form of justice for the lost family member. It can provide you with the compensation you need to continue on the journey toward recovery.
A wrongful death lawsuit is emotionally challenging, but seeking a just resolution can also be emotionally beneficial. If you’ve lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence, a compassionate and committed Columbus wrongful death attorney can help.
You Can File a Wrongful Death Claim
Your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence. They obviously cannot pursue a personal injury case for damages suffered. Ohio wrongful death law says the answer to this problem is a wrongful death case brought by the decedent’s survivors for the damages they’ve suffered due to their loss. Columbus wrongful death lawyers can help you.
Who May File?
Under Ohio law, a personal representative of the decedent’s estate brings the wrongful death claim. Still, the claim seeks damages on behalf of the person’s estate (which covers damages like medical bills incurred in the interim between injury and death and funeral and burial costs) and on behalf of their survivors.
This can include:
- The decedent’s surviving spouse
- The decedent’s surviving children, including adopted children
- The decedent’s surviving parents
In some situations, other relatives—such as siblings—can also seek damages if they demonstrate that they experienced a compensable loss.