Spitzer Law Offices help the injured throughout Ohio & Texas to recover the compensation they deserve.
The passing of a loved one is never easy, but it is made worse by knowing that the death could have been prevented. If you suspect that loved one's death was caused by the negligence of others, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. While you will never be able to replace the loss of a family member, you can hold the individuals at fault accountable for their actions. The Spitzer Law Offices provides legal representation for wrongful death claims in Ohio and Texas.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death in Ohio?
In the state of Ohio, a wrongful death claim can be filed when a loved one's death was directly caused by the actions or negligence of another person or group. The death can occur through any number of factors such as an auto accident, as the result of a catastrophic injury, because of a motorcycle accident, due to a pedestrian being struck and killed while walking, or another issue. The claim can be filed against an individual or a company, such as a retailer or public agency.
In Ohio, the following individuals are able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased:
- Spouse and children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Brothers and sisters of the deceased
- Legally appointed representatives
- Court-appointed plaintiff when none of the above are available
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