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Wrongful Death

Cleveland Wrongful Death Lawyer

Fighting for Families in Wrongful Death Actions Across Ohio

Families who lose loved ones in preventable accidents have the right to seek justice from those responsible. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you can also seek compensation for your losses.

If your family member passed away because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful acts, The Becker Law Firm can help explore your legal options. 

Led by award-winning attorneys with over 100 years of combined experience, our firm has the resources to litigate even the toughest cases.

Top Reasons to Choose The Becker Law Firm for Your Case

  • Over $600 Million in compensation recovered for clients since 1980.
  • Record recoveries, including the largest settlement in Ohio history involving physical injuries to an individual plaintiff ($60.7 million for an electrocution injury victim).
  • National recognition among The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Inner Circle of Advocates (Mike Becker).
  • Two Civil Trial Specialists certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates (Mike Becker, Romney Cullers)

The Becker Law Firm is an award-winning civil trial practice that has earned U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” highest Tier 1 ranking. Our Cleveland attorneys have recovered millions for families in complex wrongful death and survival actions and are available to discuss how we may be able to help you.

Call (440) 252-4399 or contact us online to request a FREE review of your case.

What Is Considered a Wrongful Death in Ohio?

In Ohio, surviving family members can sue individuals or entities they claim are responsible for their loved one’s preventable death.

Per Section 2125 of the Ohio Revised Code, a person is liable for wrongful death when death is caused by a “wrongful act, neglect, or default” that would have entitled the victim to bring a personal injury claim and recover damages had they lived.

This means there are a range of wrongful and negligent actions that can give rise to wrongful death liability. Examples include:

In addition to wrongful death actions, which are designed to benefit surviving family members, a decedent’s estate may also have grounds to bring a survival action, which is intended to recover damages the decedent would have been entitled to had they survived.

Survival actions are typically brought even if a decedent lived for even a short period of time prior to his or her death, and damages may be recovered for pain and suffering, medical bills, and more. 

Our Cleveland attorneys can help you better understand how wrongful death and survival actions work during a consultation.

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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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