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Wrongful Death

Wrongful or accidental death is a death that has occurred through the wrongful act or negligence of another.  Wrongful death cases may arise because of a variety of incidents, including:

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the individual died as a result of negligence or other liability and that the surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to money damages as a result of the defendant’s negligent or grossly negligent conduct.  At the O’Keefe Law Firm, our Ohio wrongful death attorneys possess a detailed understanding of Ohio’s insurance and general liability laws. This means that we understand the different sources of recovery available to accident victims and their families, as well as the various theories of liability that enable clients to collect from the parties who caused them harm.

The recoverable damages by the wrongful death beneficiaries include:

  • Loss of Companionship
  • Mental Anguish
  • Past Medical Expenses
  • Loss of Income
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Loss of Support
  • Loss of Benefits (pension, medical coverage, etc.)
  • Loss of Care
  • General Damages
  • Punitive or Exemplary Damages

It’s not uncommon for insurance company doctors to try to claim the death of a person was caused by a pre-existing condition or by factors other than those alleged principally responsible. We understand how insurance companies think and are prepared for the kinds of tactics they use in cases that involve wrongful death.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, as a result of negligence or medical malpractice, contact the Dayton personal injury lawyers at The O’Keefe Law Firm. We can represent your interests against the parties at fault and their insurance companies to seek damages on your behalf.

The Ohio wrongful death lawsuit attorneys at The O’Keefe Law Firm have successfully represented many families suffering from the wrongful death of a loved one. We represent people  throughout Ohio, including clients in Dayton, Springfield, Xenia, Middletown, Springboro, Beavercreek, Hamilton, West Chester, Springfield, Miamisburg, Englewood, Vandalia, Riverside, Clayton, Centerville, Bellbrook, Cincinnati, Lebanon, Oxford, Franklin, Fairfield, Eaton, Moraine, Yellow Springs, Brookville, Waynesville, West Carrollton, Carlisle, Enon, Fairborn, Huber Heights, New Carlisle, Tipp City, Troy, Piqua, Urbana, Greenville, Sidney, Marysville, Mason, Kettering, Wilmington, Washington Court House, Lima, Bellefontaine, and Columbus.