Losing someone close to you is one of the most painful events that you can experience. It is particularly painful if your loved one died through the negligence or wrongful act of another person. Ohio wrongful death laws may allow you to seek justice.
A wrongful death claim is generally brought by a family member as a representative of their family for injury damages they have suffered because their loved one died. The loved one must have died as a result of another persons wrongful action or neglect. A wrongful death claim is an injury claim being brought by the surviving family of the deceased to recover damages for the death of their family member. Causes of a wrongful death may include, but not limited to, medical malpractice, auto accidents, nursing home neglect, violent crime, dangerous premises, or a dangerous product.
Damages awarded in wrongful death suits may include the costs incurred between the accident and the death such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, a jury may also award compensation for damage to the surviving family members after the death of the victim. This damages are intended to compensate for loss of companionship, consortium, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, and education. Family members may also recover for mental anguish caused by the suffering and death of the victim and for the loss of the inheritance you would have received had the deceased lived a natural life.
If you believe that a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, contact Marsalka Law, LLC for a free, caring consultation. Email Matthew Marsalka Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 440-895-7496.