A woman was killed in a crash on I-275 in Symmes township on December 10, 2011. As a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer I know some of the issues that will be raised. One thing I know is that the system breaks down totally almost, when it comes to compensating the loved ones of the person killed by wrongful death. This is a death as a result of carelessness.
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When someone is killed as a result of the fault of another this is termed a wrongful death. I'm talking about civil law not criminal law. In Ohio under civil law the next of kin are entitled to recover money damages for their loss.
The damages include not only economic loss, but also loss of care , comfort , guidance , protection , affection instruction , consortium and the mental anguish suffered as a result of the death. These damages are available to the spouse, children , parents and other next of kin such as brothers, sister and other relatives.