Losing a loved one is one of the toughest experiences we can go through. That experience can be even more painful when the death of a loved one was unexpected and caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, company, or agency.

If a loved one’s death was caused by another’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit may provide family members the compensation needed to cope with related expenses and financial future. At Paulozzi LPA, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you through this extremely difficult time. Our wrongful death attorneys want to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is the death of a person as a result of the tortious conduct of another person or legal entity. In simple terms, it is the death of a person caused by another’s wrongdoing.

A wrongful death action is a civil action for damages brought by the victim’s survivors, separate from a criminal proceeding.

What are the causes of Wrongful Death?

There are various ways in which a wrongful death claim can arise, but they originate from the negligence of another person, company, or agency causing a person’s death. The most common cause of wrongful death claims includes, but are not limited to:

Any act of negligence can be the cause of a wrongful death claim. According to the CDC, wrongful death is part of the top 3 leading causes of death in Ohio.

What is involved in a wrongful death claim?

In order to prevail on a wrongful death claim, a plaintiff must prove:

  • A wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person caused the death of your loved one
  • The decedent was survived by a spouse, child, parent, or other next of kin
  • The survivor suffered damages by reasons of the wrongful death

There is no specific amount one should expect from a wrongful death claim. There are many factors surrounding the case that is going to determine the amount one can receive for a wrongful death claim, including the parties involved and the needs of family members left behind.

In Ohio, you can typically recover damages for:

  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of benefits
  • Future lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Lost inheritance
  • Pain and suffering

Our Cincinnati wrongful death attorneys will use every possible resource to get the full compensation you deserve.

Our team is ready to help

Our team of experienced and competent attorneys represents the survivors and loved ones of individuals who lost their lives due to another negligence.

We offer a free consultation to help you understand the wrongful death legal process. Our attorneys at Paulozzi LPA will help determine the best course of action to pursue your claim. If you believe another person’s negligence caused the death of a loved one, do not hesitate to hire a Cincinnati wrongful death attorney to help you.

Fill out our consultation form online, email us, or call us today at 800-law-ohio to get started on your case.

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