Wrongful Death is a legal term which refers to circumstances in which a person is fatally injured because of the negligence of another, whether the other be a negligent driver, doctor, property owner, corporation, etc. Wrongful death cases may occur due to car accident, construction site accident, factory accident and medical malpractice.
These claims are obviously emotional and difficult for the survivors. If the death is caused by negligence of others, Ohio law does its best to allow the family and beneficiaries to be compensated for their loss by awarding money damages for loss of support, services, society, companionship, care, assistance, guidance, counsel, instruction, training and education provided by the deceased, together with damages for mental anguish, loss of inheritance and the cost of funeral and associated expenses.
While money damages cannot replace the life of a loved one, such compensation is many times the only way to provide for the financial future of the family. Such suits also help to make unsafe companies and individuals act in a safer and more responsible manner so as to prevent such tragedies in the future.