Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is one of the most emotionally traumatic experiences a person can go through. When that loss is caused by the alleged negligence of another person, it becomes that much worse. Our experienced team of attorneys at Williams, Kratcoski & Can understand what you are going through and will take every necessary step to attempt to recover what you have lost.

Wrongful Death Application

Ohio Rev. Code Chapter 2125 governs the application of wrongful death actions in the State of Ohio. It states that a wrongful death action may be filed if the wrongful act or neglect “would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued.” Wrongful death claims may be brought forth by surviving parents of the deceased, the surviving spouse of the deceased, and on behalf of any surviving children, including adopted children and those who were conceived while the deceased was still living even if they had not yet been born at the time of the incident.

Wrongful Death Compensable Damages

A wrongful death action may seek compensation for any of the following losses:

  • Loss of consortium.
  • Loss of financial support.
  • Loss of services provided by the deceased.
  • Pain and suffering or mental and emotion anguish.
  • Loss of any potential inheritance from the deceased.

Types of Wrongful Death Actions

Wrongful death actions may be brought in relation to:

  • Death in the workplace due to hazardous conditions.
  • Medical malpractice cases resulting in death, including misdiagnosis.
  • Death caused by DUI or other motor vehicle-related incidents, including trains and airplanes.
  • Death as a result of a prescribed drug by a pharmacist or medical professional.
  • Slip and fall incidents.
  • Building fires (apartment, home, corporation).

Contact Us

If you believe you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, call our Kent law office at 330-673-3444. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys will hear your matter and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim.