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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death cases may arise because of a variety of incidents, including car accidentstrucking accidents, and medical malpractice. At the Benson Law Office, our attorneys possess a detailed understanding of Ohio’s insurance and general liability laws, meaning 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.

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.

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