The loss of a loved one can create mental, emotional and financial strain for surviving family members. In cases where this loss is associated with the wrongful acts of another individual, a wrongful death claim may be necessary to obtain the compensation to which the survivors are entitled. The process can be complex and may require presentation of the case to more than one court. Securing the services of an experienced law firm can ensure the process is completed correctly and timely.
Ohio’s dram shop act may allow the family of a driver killed by a drunk driver in Cleveland to hold the establishment that sold alcohol to the drunk driver liable. This allows the family to pursue damages from not only the drunk driver in a wrongful death claim and survival action, but also the establishment. Of course, there are certain criteria that the dram shop liability claim must prove in order to hold a bar liable for a patron’s drunk driving accident.
Losing a loved one can be an extremely traumatizing experience, leaving you with an absence that no one else can fill. Unfortunately, if you plan on holding a funeral to commemorate your loved one, you may face covering the costs of the entire event and all of its specifics.
According to statistics provided by the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral in 2012 was between $7,045 and $8,343, depending on whether or not a vault was used in the cemetery. Here are some of the expenses that contribute to the average funeral cost.
Summertime in Cleveland is hot, and there’s often no better way to beat the heat than to head your nearest pool for a dip in the cool waters. Unfortunately, drowning (including pool drowning) is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States each year. Drowning is responsible for the death of nearly 10 people each day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these deaths occur in residential and community pools. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to damages via a wrongful death lawsuit.
You don’t expect the car that you use to commute every day to suffer from brake flaws, headlight problems, ignition system defects, and other defects that could increase the risk of a car accident. Owners of General Motors (GM) vehicles are bracing for more recalls after the company recently announced several this year that affected millions of cars.
The loss of life of a loved one in an accident can leave a family feeling devastated. And it can truly disrupt a family's financial stability if the deceased was a major contributor to the family’s finances. Families who lose a loved one due to another party’s negligent or reckless actions may pursue a wrongful death claim against that party. Among the damages they may seek are those for lost wages, which is based on the deceased’s income. Below is an overview of calculating the loss of income in a wrongful death case in Ohio.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that, per year, about 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from food poisoning, and 128,000 require hospitalization. About 3,000 people die from foodborne disease. While many cases of foodborne disease are minor and require no legal action to recover damages, other cases result in serious illness and even death, in which case the family can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties.
There’s no way to describe the pain parents feel when a child dies. Learning another party's negligent actions caused the child's death can make the situation all the more tragic. Parents who lost a child under these circumstances can file wrongful death negligence claim against the liable party. Below is an overview of wrongful death claims after a child's death.