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Who Can be Sued for Wrongful Death?

PROUDLY REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF BIRTH INJURY, MEDICAL MISTAKES, AND CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR 38 YEARS

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When a loved one’s life is ended by wrongful death, it causes tremendous pain, grief, and anger for the entire family. A wrongful death can occur when a loved one dies due to the negligence or fault of another person or entity. Car accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, medical provider neglect, birth injury and interpersonal violence can all lead to wrongful death. I’ve worked as a wrongful death attorney in northeast Ohio for more than 38 years. If you need help with a wrongful death claim, call me, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Depending on the circumstances that resulted in your loved one’s death, you may be able to pursue claim on more than one person or entity. For instance, in a fatal construction workplace accident, possible defendants may include:

  • A supervisor who ignored dangerous behavior in the workplace
  • A safety equipment manufacturer whose gear failed to protect your loved one
  • An employee whose recklessness or negligence caused the accident
  • A government agent who failed to provide warnings or oversight for a dangerous or regulated activity
  • The installer who incorrectly installed equipment the victim was using and caused their death

Your wrongful death case will need to;

  • Prove negligence – demonstrate that a reasonable person would have acted with greater care.
  • Prove breach of duty – demonstrate the person chose to ignore their obligation to behave correctly.
  • Prove causation – demonstrate your loved one’s death was a direct result of someone’s negligence and breach of duty
  • Prove damages – costs and consequences for your loved one’s death.

I’ll help you every step of the way!

For the example of a construction workplace accident, proving negligence may mean showing how your loved one reported an equipment malfunction to a foreman, who chose to ignore it. The foreman had a duty to make sure all equipment on the construction site was safe. If that faulty equipment led to your loved one’s death, that can establish grounds for your wrongful death suit.

Who specifically will be named in the claim depends on the events that led to your loved one’s death. Even if your loved one’s death occurred at the hands of the largest hospital system or most influential company, your family deserves justice—and I’ll help you get it. As a wrongful death lawyer, it’s my job to help you figure out who is responsible, and how to prove that to the court. Wrongful death claims can be complicated, so you need someone on your side who has the expertise and experience to be your advocate.

If your loved one has died due to the negligent actions of someone or something, call me. Your family deserves the peace of mind of knowing that you took action to protect others from experiencing a similar fate. I’ll Make Them Pay!®

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