Dayton Wrongful Death Attorney

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If you have lost a loved one to another person's negligence, we give our sincere condolences. Some fatal accidents are nobody's fault, and others are caused by the accident victim. Many of them, however, are directly attributable to the actions or failure to act of another person. If you have lost a family member in a tragic car accident, motorcycle accident or other incident, it is important to investigate the situation to determine who is at fault for causing your loss. In the event that you have grounds for a wrongful death claim, you could stand to receive compensation to offset the financial impact of your family member's death and to help you move forward in life.

Do you have grounds to sue for wrongful death?

Under Ohio Revised Code §2125.01 "Action for wrongful death," it is possible to sue for wrongful death in cases where the death was caused by another person's "wrongful act, neglect, or default," provided that the decedent would have had grounds for a personal injury claim had the accident not been fatal. If it can be proven that that the other party's negligence or reckless actions were the cause of the accident, you most likely have grounds to file a wrongful death claim.

What damages can I recover in a wrongful death claim in Dayton?

Section §2125.02 of the Code states that the damages for wrongful death can include compensation for reasonable funeral and burial expenses, as well as comprehensive compensatory damages including:

  • Loss of support based on your loved one's expected earning capacity
  • Loss of services
  • Loss of society, companionship, care, assistance, protection, guidance and education among other things
  • Loss of prospective inheritance
  • Mental anguish on the part of a spouse, dependent child, parent or next of kin

Under most circumstances, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years, so you must take action now to ensure the best possible chances of success in your case. We know what a terrible experience this must be for you and your family, but we want you to know that the team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA is ready to help.

Let us put our three decades of experience to work for you and contact a Dayton injury lawyer today!