Wrongful death cases may arise because of a variety of incidents, including car accidents, trucking accidents, and medical malpractice. At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus wrongful death attorneys possess a detailed understanding of Ohio's insurance and general liability laws. This means that we understand the different sources of recovery available to accident victims and their families, as well as the various theories of liability that enable clients to collect from the parties who caused them harm. From our statewide branch offices and mobile office, we represent people statewide, including clients in Columbus, Delaware, Carroll, London, Hebron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Youngstown, and Akron.
A wrongful or accidental death is a death that has occurred through the wrongful act or negligence of another. A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the individual died as a result of negligence or other liability, and that the surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to money damages as a result of the defendant's negligent or grossly negligent conduct.
Recoverable Damages in Wrongful Death Cases
The recoverable damages by the wrongful death beneficiaries include:
- Loss of Companionship
- Mental Anguish
- Past Medical Expenses
- Loss of Income
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Support
- Loss of Benefits (pension, medical coverage, etc.)
- Loss of Care
- General Damages
- Punitive or Exemplary Damages
It's not uncommon for insurance company doctors to try to claim the death of a person was caused by a pre-existing condition or by factors other than those alleged principally responsible. We understand how insurance companies think and are prepared for the kinds of tactics they use in cases that involve wrongful death and the following:
Contact Wrongful Death Attorneys at the Donahey Law Firm Today
The attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm have successfully represented many families suffering from the wrongful death of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in an accident or negligent medical result, contact the Columbus serious injury lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm. We can represent your interests against the parties at fault and their insurance companies to seek damages on your behalf.