What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death claims are different than other personal injury cases. If you’re filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one, you’re not only facing outstanding medical bills and treatment costs; you’re dealing with grief, funeral preparations, and the difficulty of facing life without your family member.
Get the support your family needs. An Ohio wrongful death lawyer from Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy will approach the legal process with compassion and understanding. For more than 85 years, our legal team has helped the victims of tragedy receive the compensation necessary to rebuild their lives. Call (888) 900-6075 or complete a free initial consultation form today.
Who Can File a Claim
Although many family members may be considered beneficiaries—or recipients—of wrongful death damages, only one family representative, who has been appointed by the Probate Court, can file the claim. You can apply to the probate court to be the representative (also known as the Administrator or Executor), and then file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one, if you are the deceased’s surviving:
- heir or heiress,
- chosen beneficiary,
- or dependent parent.
One of your duties as a representative of the estate is to hire a law firm to represent the estate. If you’re unsure if you’re eligible to file for wrongful death damages, a Cleveland wrongful death lawyer from Nurenberg Paris can answer your questions and explain your family’s options.
Types of Damages
In Ohio, depending on the details surrounding your family member’s death, you may be able to recover damages for:
- funeral preparations,
- future lost wages,
- loss of benefits,
- loss of support,
- lost inheritance,
- your loved one’s medical bills,
- and mental anguish suffered by surviving family members.
An Ohio wrongful death attorney from Nurenberg Paris will use every resource possible to recover the full amount of compensation you need. We can help you find out why your loved one’s accident happened and hold those who caused the accident responsible.