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Cleveland Wrongful Death Lawyers

Fighting for Full Justice For Families of Lost Loved Ones in Ohio

A wrongful death is one caused either by someone’s negligence or through intentional harm. Negligence occurs when someone has a Duty of Care to others and fails to meet the appropriate Standard of Care. In general, when people act, they should exercise reasonable care to consider and try to avoid potential harm to others. A Standard of Care is the degree of caution that a person or party must take to be considered to have fulfilled its duty. A wrongful death case stemming from negligence involves showing that the failure of a party to meet the appropriate Standard of Care helped cause a person’s death.

Intentionally harming others in a way that leads to their deaths is considered a crime and may be prosecuted as a criminal case. The surviving members of a victim’s family also may bring a wrongful death claim against the perpetrator; this usually happens after the criminal case has been concluded.

However, wrongful death cases are civil cases. While the evidence presented in a criminal case and a wrongful death case for the same incident may be similar, the standard of proof for a wrongful death case is lower. A person may be found liable in wrongful death cases without being convicted of a crime associated with that death.

Types of Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

Catastrophic-injury and wrongful-death cases that The Becker Law Firm has taken on have involved:

  • Electrical injuries from downed power lines
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain injuries caused by lack of oxygen to the brain (hypoxia or anoxia)
  • Spinal cord injuries that cause permanent paralysis or nerve damage
  • Severe burns
  • Amputated limbs
  • Permanent loss of function
  • Loss of sight or hearing
  • Other life-altering/catastrophic injuries

While these injuries occurred under different circumstances, they have all shared a common factor: in each case, our client was permanently harmed because someone else failed to meet the appropriate standard of care.

Case Wins

  • $4 Million

    Wrongful Death

  • $2 Million

    Maternal Wrongful Death

  • $1.1 Million

    Wrongful Death

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Our Clients

  • Mike represented us as if he was fighting for his own family member. I knew that my son was getting the best representation in Northeast Ohio.

    - Knyesha Washington

  • They took our case after four other attorneys turned it down. Now, after having won, we will never have to worry for our son’s care again.

    - Elizabeth Elia, mother of Abram

  • Michael Becker helped us secure our daughter’s future needs. We will always be grateful for the impact he has had on our family.

    - Kris Harmon, mother of Perri

  • Romney represented my family in a medical malpractice case involving the death of my father. Highly intelligent, thorough and an excellent communicator.

    - Michael A

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Contact The Becker Law Firm to Fight for Full Justice

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death caused by another person’s negligence, please contact us today. The Becker Law Firm accepts cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will pay nothing unless we win your case.

You can use the contact form on this page or call us at (440) 252-4399 to schedule a free initial consultation with our Ohio wrongful death and catastrophic injury attorneys.

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