Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death in Ohio

wrongful death in OhioThe death of a loved one is a terrible loss no matter what the circumstances. When your loved one’s death is caused by the negligent actions of another individual; the negligent actions of a company or its employees; or a defective product, it’s a tragedy.

Wrongful deaths are just that, wrong. A death that could have and should have been avoided is difficult to understand. It will create unanswered questions and an uncertain future.

What is Wrongful Death

The death of an individual due to the willful or negligent actions of others is defined as wrongful death. If someone dies as a result of the wrongful actions of another, that person’s family members can file a wrongful death action against those responsible and seek compensation for such things as:

Pain and Suffering

Medical Costs and Expenses

Loss of Immediate and Future Wages

Loss of Companionship


A wrongful death can be caused by a variety of events including:

Car Accident

Motorcycle Accident

Truck Accident

Workplace Accident

Nursing Home Abuse  

Dog Attack

Defective Product


Wrongful Death Lawyers

Wrongful death cases in Ohio can be very complex. It’s important to get the help you need from an experienced wrongful death attorney. At Slater & Zurz LLP, we’ve been helping families recover from the devastating losses of a wrongful deaths for over 40 years.

A wrongful death claim must be filed within 2 years of the date of the death. Only a person who is the personal representative of the person who died may bring the claim. Typically this is the surviving spouse, or the parents or children of the decedent.  The representative brings the action in their own name, on behalf of the deceased.  If the claim is ultimately successful, the proceeds are split between the beneficiaries of the decedent according to their blood relation (consanguinity) to the deceased.


Wrongful Death Information on Our Law Firm Blog

Learn even more about wrongful death in Ohio and actions you can take to pursue a wrongful death claim by visiting our law firm blog. It’s filled with useful and helpful information on various wrongful death topics.

Please click on the following link:  Slater & Zurz LLP Law Firm Blog – Wrongful Death


Wrongful Death Information on Our Ohio Wrongful Death Website

For additional information about Ohio wrongful death laws and other wrongful death related topics, please visit our website dedicated to helping Ohio families with a wrongful death case. Please click on the following link:

Ohio Wrongful Death

Please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced Ohio wrongful death attorney by calling 1-888-534-4850 or send us a message here from our website by filling out the FREE CASE REVIEW form located on the right side of this page.


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