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Toledo Wrongful Death Attorneys

 Personal injury claims encompass a wide variety of accidents and incidents. When someone dies due to a person’s negligence or intentional or reckless actions, surviving family members may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Insurance companies are hardly sympathetic to those who have lost loved ones. Their primary goal is to pay out the least amount possible. They do not care what you are going through or the terrifying financial future you may be facing.

Instead of trying to pursue a claim on your own, consider retaining Toledo wrongful death attorneys who can aggressively protect your rights. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, we understand that financial compensation will not bring your loved one back. However, a monetary settlement can help ease the financial challenges your family is now facing. Our job is to help achieve the best results possible for you. In order to do that, we start by putting ourselves in a strong negotiating position in the event the case has to go to trial.

How Wrongful Death Claims Work in Ohio

An Ohio wrongful death claim is brought on behalf of the deceased individual by the estate’s representative. Eligible beneficiaries of the deceased can include a spouse, children, or parents in most scenarios, and they can recover compensation for some or all of the following: 

  • Medical expenses for the deceased
  • Funeral expenses and burial costs
  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Loss of income, care, and support
  • Loss of retirement benefits or pension
  • Loss of potential inheritance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Wrongful death claims can arise from a wide variety of personal injury accidents. Perhaps a loved one was killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, an intentional tort, negligence, product liability, medical malpractice, or more. 

Wrongful Death Claims Versus Survival Actions in Ohio

Survival claims can be brought by the estate of the deceased, as well. However, these claims are designed to compensate the deceased for their conscious pain and suffering before they passed away. Survival actions are basically claims that the deceased could have brought had they not died. Wrongful death claims are designed to compensate the surviving family members for their losses and related expenses.

Survival actions do live beyond the victim’s death, but they do not live forever. There is a time limit in which the estate can bring a claim, just like the wrongful death action. Survival claims can be quite tricky, which is why you definitely need the assistance of a qualified Toledo wrongful death attorney. 

Contact a Toledo Wrongful Death Attorney

If you lost a family member due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to recover some compensation through a wrongful death claim. Contact Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC today to schedule an initial consultation.

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All of our partners are AV Peer Review Rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. Out-of-state referrals are welcome for all
areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.

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