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Wrongful Death refers to the death of an individual as the result of another individual’s negligence, incompetence, or recklessness. These cases are usually brought on by the victim’s close family against the person responsible for the death.
A car accident that results in the death of an individual not only brings on the emotions involved with losing a loved one, but also an impact on the family’s economic state. The death brings on immediate expenses for the family (funeral costs, lawyer fees, etc.) as well as the loss of that individual’s income and earnings.
The family of the wrongful death victim is able to claim several things under the law. They include the following:
A wrongful death car accident claim can be somewhat complicated as there are certain procedures that must be adhered to. There are deadlines established under the law, and the family must be aware of these so they do not miss the opportunity to file a claim. The smartest thing for a family to do is to contact a wrongful death attorney immediately following the death. Doing so will ensure that the proper steps are taken in the claims process.
The car accident wrongful death attorneys at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices have years of experience in this practice area, with several cases resulting in large settlements for the families.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another individual, call our attorneys. You may also order our free book, The Ohio Wrongful Death Book, which will you through this daunting process.
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