FAQs

What Does ‘Loss Of Society’ Mean In A Wrongful Death Case?

If a loved one is lost due to the negligence or lack of car of another individual, the survivors of the decedent may be able to file a wrongful death claim. One of the damages that are available to beneficiaries is the ‘loss of society’ due to the death of the individual.

Loss of Society

Loss of society includes the loss of the following:

  • Companionship
  • Care
  • Assistance
  • Protection
  • Advice
  • Guidance
  • Education

Losing the above things can greatly affect one’s life. Something like ‘loss of companionship’ can be very difficult to put a dollar figure on. Damages such as these are not easily quantifiable.

One example of loss of society is a wife who is now deprived of decades of a future with her husband. The job of a wrongful death attorney is to help place a dollar amount on the loss of a decedent’s society in order to justify the amount to a jury.

While such losses are not easily quantifiable, they do include a huge amount of loss to the beneficiaries. These are losses that deserve to be compensated as they hugely affect the future of someone’s life.

Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one and plan to seek compensation for your losses, call our Ohio wrongful death lawyers. Our lawyers will help beneficiaries of decedent’s receive not only loss of society, but also other damages such as loss of support, loss of services, loss of prospective inheritance, and mental anguish.

While there are certain wrongful death standards that you must be sure your loved one’s death falls into first, our lawyers can help you seek the compensation that is deserved. By calling our Ohio wrongful death lawyers, you can ask any questions that you may have regarding your loved one’s death as well as receive a free case evaluation.

For more information regarding wrongful death cases in Ohio, request your free copy of The Ohio Wrongful Death Book when you call into our office, or order it directly from our website.