When the death of a loved one occurs as the result of another’s negligence or misconduct, it brings about a grave sense of tragedy and injustice. For many years, our wrongful death attorneys have been called upon to represent surviving spouses, children, parents and siblings under these difficult circumstances. We understand the profound grief and loss that surviving family members experience when the death of a loved one could have been prevented with ordinary care.
How Is Wrongful Death Defined?
A wrongful death is a death that occurs because of another party’s carelessness, wrongdoing or inaction. Wrongful deaths can result from a wide range of personal injury types, including:
- Medical malpractice, including surgical errors, medication errors and emergency room (ER) errors
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Unsafe premises cases
- Defective incidents
- Construction accidents
- Birth injury incidents
Wrongful Death Compensation
Usually, a wrongful death claim is brought in the name of a surviving spouse or other surviving family member. The types of compensation that a survivor may recover include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Lifetime loss of financial support
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
We recognize that every wrongful death case is unique. We invest the time that is needed to understand how much a deceased loved one meant to his or her family in order to seek justice on behalf of our clients. If you are concerned that your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of a person or company, we invite you to call us at 614-461-6066 or send us an email inquiry.