After suffering a sudden and devastating loss, most people feel compelled to hold the responsible parties to account for their negligence. An often effective way to accomplish this is through civil litigation. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit gives bereaved Cincinnati, Ohio residents a way to find closure while also compensation for their loss.
We realize that a financial award is usually the last thing grieving families think about after a wrongful death. However, it is unwise to dismiss the option without careful thought. Many surviving family members experience significant financial hardships in the wake of a death. Compensation can help you continue supporting your family. It’s also one avenue that can allow you to hold the liable party responsible for their actions.
What damages are possible through civil litigation?
Ohio wrongful death laws allow grieving survivors to overcome the hardships they may face after losing a loved one. Survivors can sue for both economic damages and non-economic damages:
- Economic. The loss of financial support from any income the deceased would have provided.
- Economic. The loss of any anticipated inheritances resulting from the deceased’s unexpected death.
- Non-economic. The emotional pain and suffering family members of the deceased must endure.
- Non-economic. The loss of the benefits your loved one provided, including consortium, companionship, assistance, care, protection, attention, advice, counsel, instruction, guidance, education and training.
In our experience, most people come to appreciate an opportunity to bring negligent parties to justice in the wake of wrongful death. In addition to getting closure, many bereaved find it easier to let go and start fresh, knowing that the person responsible for their loved one’s death did not go unpenalized.
Learn more about Ohio civil litigation laws if you are looking for justice after losing a family member to negligence. Speaking with an experienced advocate can help you better understand your options.