Protect Your Rights after a Devastating Loss

If you had a close family member killed because of the negligent behavior of another person, the pain—and the anger—are overwhelming.

Words can’t express what you’re going through. We’re deeply sorry for your loss.

And we want to do our part to get you justice.

You may have a legal claim for wrongful death. You could secure monetary compensation.

Money can never undo a tragedy, but it is one way to hold the responsible parties accountable for their recklessness.

The Ohio wrongful death lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can build a claim to help you and your family put the pieces of your life back together.

We’ll treat your case with respect and dignity. We want you to say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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What Kind of Damages Can You Receive?

You have a wrongful death claim when an immediate family member died due to the negligence of someone else—and your loved one would’ve had a personal injury claim if they had survived.

For a legal claim, the person whose wrongful actions led to death needed to have been in a position where reasonable care would have prevented the tragedy.

Under wrongful death laws, you can seek compensation for all of these losses:

  • Loss of financial support from the loved one who died, calculated using their earnings and potential earnings
  • Loss of everyday support, such as help with child care and household upkeep
  • Loss of companionship of the deceased person, including counsel, advice and social support
  • Loss of any potential inheritance you would have received if your loved one had survived
  • The toll of the emotional anguish you suffered because of the traumatic death

Under Ohio law, different family members receive different amounts depending on the degree of their relationship to the person who died.

To learn your options in your family’s specific case, you can get the personal injury attorneys at HNB Law to evaluate your case for free.

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A man puts his arm around a woman holding a tissue to her face in a cemetery. When you lose a loved one in an accident, you could be entitled to various forms of compensation. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal lawyers can help.

When you lose a loved one in an accident, you could be entitled to various forms of compensation. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal lawyers can help.

Which Family Members Can Make a Wrongful Death Claim?

To bring a wrongful death claim to court, you must qualify as the “personal representative” of the person who died.

You also must file your claim within two years of your family member’s untimely death.

The law in Ohio automatically considers certain family members to have suffered a financial loss, qualifying them for compensation in a wrongful death case:

  • Spouses of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased

Other relatives, such as siblings or grandparents, don’t get an automatic assumption that they suffered a loss that can be compensated with a legal claim. But they do get the chance to argue to the court that they experienced such losses.

At our law firm, we’re dedicated to helping individual people during difficult times. After a fatal incident devastates your family, we want to see you get back to steady ground.

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A man and woman stand in a cemetery looking at a gravesite. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you understand whether you’re qualified for compensation after losing a family member to wrongful death.

Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you understand whether you’re qualified for compensation after losing a family member to wrongful death.

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