Dayton Wrongful Death Attorney
Get the Legal Help Your Family Needs
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
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!