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Wrongful Death is a legal term which refers to circumstances in which a person is fatally injured because of the negligence of another, whether the other be a negligent driver, doctor, property owner, corporation, etc. Wrongful death cases may occur due to car accident, construction site accident, factory accident and medical malpractice.

These claims are obviously emotional and difficult for the survivors. If the death is caused by negligence of others, Ohio law does its best to allow the family and beneficiaries to be compensated for their loss by awarding money damages for loss of support, services, society, companionship, care, assistance, guidance, counsel, instruction, training and education provided by the deceased, together with damages for mental anguish, loss of inheritance and the cost of funeral and associated expenses.

While money damages cannot replace the life of a loved one, such compensation is many times the only way to provide for the financial future of the family. Such suits also help to make unsafe companies and individuals act in a safer and more responsible manner so as to prevent such tragedies in the future.


As with any legal claim, time is of the essence. In most cases family members are overwhelmed by the loss and the legal issues are often neglected.

However, obtaining help from a lawyer as soon as possible is imperative. A prompt investigation of the accident and the facts surrounding the death is vital. Each wrongful death claim has its own unique circumstances in which legal representation is crucial to obtain the most compensation Ohio law allows each claim.

Ultimately, from a legal standpoint, it will be necessary to prove who was responsible for the wrongful death of your family member.

Also, legal issues such as probating the estate, whether the person died with or without a will and what are the benefits provided to the surviving family members should be pursued by a competent lawyer.

The Law Offices of Barry W. Vermeeren will immediately, at our own expense, seek to preserve evidence and identify the negligent acts that led to the unexpected death and obtain the most compensation legally owed you.

At the Law Offices of Barry W. Vermeeren, we pride ourselves in our representation of persons and families in Ohio who have suffered injury from another’s negligence.

Feel free to contact us for a review of your case, all without cost or obligation.

Lawyer Barry W. Vermeeren provides legal services to injured persons throughout Ohio in addition to the Cities and Counties of Sandusky, Bellevue, Fremont, Woodville, Clyde, Erie, Castalia, Huron, Vermilion, Mansfield, Richland, Toledo, Miami, Milan, Monroeville, New London, Norwalk, Willard, Greenwich, Ottawa, Catawba Island, Marblehead, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, Bowling Green, Wood, Seneca, Attica, Fostoria, Tiffin, Lima, North Ridgeville, Lorain, Amherst, Avon, Elyria, Oberlin, Wellington, Sheffield Lake, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Bainbridge, Chardon, Ashland, Chesterland, Burton, Crawford, Eaton, Ravenna, Portage, Defiance, Athens, Cambridge, Canton, Akron, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ashtabula, Marietta, Washington, Marion, Marysville, Dayton, Montgomery, Union County.

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