What Happens When You File a Wrongful Death Action

Wrongful death is a term many people have heard, but they are not sure what it means. It is not always easy, even for experts, to determine if there has been a wrongful death. In general, when someone loses their life because another person or business did something wrong and the law determined that the wrongdoer’s conduct was negligent or intentional, the survivors have a claim for wrongful … [Read more...]

Two Types of Wrongful Death Claims in Ohio

Ohio recognizes two separate and distinct forms of compensation for someone who dies as a result of another party’s negligence. They are commonly called wrongful death claims and survival actions. A wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to a wrongful act, neglect or fault of another. The decedent (the party injured) “would have been entitled to maintain an action and recover damages if … [Read more...]

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