Handling Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death is a death that has occurred through the wrongful act or negligence of another. The surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to money damages as a result of the defendant’s negligent or reckless conduct.
Damages that are recoverable by the wrongful death beneficiaries include:
1. Loss of Companionship
2. Mental Anguish
3. Past Medical Expenses
4. Loss of Income
5. Funeral & Burial Expenses
6. Loss of Consortium
7. Loss of Support
8. Loss of Benefits (pension, medical coverage, etc.)
9. Loss of Care and Punitive and Exemplary Damages
The unexpected death of a loved one is a tragic situation. When a friend or family member dies as the result of someone else’s negligence or drunk driving, the thought of sorting out the emotional, financial, and legal issues can be overwhelming. Families affected by a tragic death need compassionate and caring legal representation.
Tom Somos Is Here For You
Tom Somos has over twelve years of experience representing families of individuals who have died as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, plane crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, and many other serious and catastrophic accidents.
When a family suffers the death of a loved one, there is often little that can be done on their own. Insurers do not wish to admit wrongdoing readily. It can be extremely difficult to sort out the truth of the situation. Enlisting the advice of an attorney experienced in wrongful death cases caused by someone’s negligence or recklessness is critical in order to protect your interest and help you determine whether the death can be considered a wrongful death.
Examples of Wrongful Death Cases
It is best to seek legal action as soon as possible in the tragic event of:
- A fatal car accident
- A pedestrian hit on a sidewalk or in a crosswalk
- Motorcycle fatality
- Child drowning
- An elderly person died in a nursing home due to neglect or abuse
- Accidental shooting death
- Death by a drunk driver
The Law Office of Tom Somos has experience in handling wrongful death claims. Tom Somos has helped many families recover their rightful compensation in wrongful death cases throughout Central Ohio, Franklin County, Delaware County, Licking County, Pickaway County, Clark County, Cuyahoga County and other counties throughout Ohio. If your family has lost a loved one due to accidents, neglect or abuse contact The Law Office of Tom Somos immediately to evaluate your circumstances.
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