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 and surgical errors
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Unsafe premises cases
- Defective/dangerous product liability cases
- 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
If you have lost someone in your family because of an accident caused by negligence or wrongdoing, the Abramson & O’Connell, LLC wrongful death lawyers stand ready to help you work through the legal aspects of your loss. We will review the facts of your case and advise you on your next best steps. Please contact our Columbus, Ohio office.