Can I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If you suddenly lose a loved one in an accident, you may experience grief, shock and fear as you imagine life without their support. While it is impossible to put a value on a loved one's life, if he or she died due to another party's negligence or deliberate harm, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. These lawsuits are intended to offer the deceased's family financial protection and damages for their emotional turmoil.

If you have lost a loved one and are considering a wrongful death claim, call our Toledo office at 419-574-9284 for a free case evaluation with our compassionate legal team. We can advise you honestly on whether you can claim compensation after your loved one's unexpected death.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims are intended to compensate the individuals most impacted by a loved one's death. When you file a wrongful death claim in Ohio, you act as a "personal representative" of the deceased's estate. In most cases, this is a next-of-kin family member who is financially harmed by the death, including a spouse, children or parents. More distant relatives such as grandparents or cousins may be able to file a claim if they are able to prove tangible harm, but it is not as likely.

What Can You Collect In Damages?

You may be able to collect compensation for a range of losses, including:

  • Income
  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Companionship
  • Inheritance
  • Mental anguish

Cubbon & Associates Co., L.P.A., has helped Ohio families file wrongful death claims since 1953. Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your individual circumstances and create a plan for maximum compensation.

Contact Us For Strong Legal Advocacy

If you lose a loved one, you need a strong legal advocate to protect your family. Call our knowledgeable lawyers at 419-574-9284 to schedule a free case consultation and to evaluate your options. You may also contact us online.