The death of a loved one is one of the most sorrowful experiences a person can go through. The experience will likely be even more devastating if a family member died because of the negligence or wrongful actions of someone else. If this tragedy occurred in Ohio, here are some of the details you should about filing a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death definition
Each state has separate rules pertaining to wrongful death and what the victims of families must prove to win the case. The definition for a wrongful death charge is similar in Ohio than in other US states. The claim must be brought to court by a relative who serves as the family representative for injury and damages the family has suffered due to the death of the victim.
Working with an attorney will help the family prove that the decedent passed away due to someone’s negligent or reckless actions. The family can file a wrongful death injury claim due to the hurt the death has caused and to help the family recover damages. This is especially helpful for families who have lost the primary breadwinner due to an unfortunate accident.
Additional wrongful death claim information
Sometimes a family can file a wrongful death claim if someone intentionally killed the victim. The wrongful death action is separate from any criminal actions that the DA may take against the defendant. The financial award that comes to the family if the judge rules in favor of the plaintiff won’t bring their loved one back, but it can help the family recover some of the financial damage they’ve experienced as a result of their family member’s death.