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The impact of a wrongful death on survivors

This Ohio-based personal injury legal blog provides its readers with informative posts each week to offer them basic knowledge about some of the most common bases for negligence-based litigation. Mistakes made by doctors and nurses, accidents that happen on roads and highways, and harm that befalls victims when they are the properties of other people are all basic ways that people get hurt due to the actions and inactions of others. When these and other personal injury-causing situations occur, though, something worse than injury can result: victims can lose their lives and suffer wrongful deaths.

A wrongful death is one that happens due to the careless or reckless actions of another person. But as readers can likely anticipate, there are more victims in a wrongful death than just the party that loses his or her life. While that person had to pay the ultimate price for another person’s negligent, reckless, or criminal behavior, their loved ones must also go on without the support of the person who perished.

What is a Wrongful Death?

A death can be a traumatic experience for an Ohio family. Whether the loss involves a beloved grandparent or the unexpected passing of a young relation, a death can change the way that family members connect and interact.

Many deaths can be anticipated, such as those that come with old age and illness. However, deaths that occur as a result of traumas and accidents can be particularly hard to cope with because they are unforeseen and distressing.

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