What Compensation Can I Receive In a Wrongful Death Claim?

One of the most devastating experiences in life is losing someone you love because of someone else’s negligence. In addition to emotional challenges, you may face a variety of financial hardships that will make this difficult time in your life even more stressful. Reach out to our Ohio wrongful death lawyers for help navigating the legal process today.


Although no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, a wrongful death claim can help you and your family ease the financial burden you have been left and provide you with hope for your financial future.

If your loved one has been wrongfully killed, you may be asking yourself “what compensation can I receive in a wrongful death claim?” Since the answer to this question depends on the details of your case, you should contact the experienced Ohio wrongful death attorneys of Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW for a free, initial case consultation, and to learn more about personal injury FAQ.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

There are various accidents that may lead to wrongful death. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death that we see at Kisling, Nestico & Redick include:

If you’ve lost your loved one as a result of any of these incidents, you must prove the following in order to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Your loved one’s death was the result of the negligence of another party.
  • Your loved one would have been entitled to compensation for their injuries or illnesses had they survived.
  • There is a surviving family member.
  • The wrongful death caused the surviving family member to suffer losses.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In the majority of cases, a personal representative of the decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim in Ohio. If you are the spouse, child, or parent, of the deceased, you may be eligible for compensation under a wrongful death claim. To determine your eligibility for filing and receiving compensation for a wrongful death claim, you should reach out to a wrongful death attorney right away.

Time Limit for Wrongful Death Claims in Ohio

In Ohio, the wrongful death statute sets a time restriction for filing a wrongful death claim. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date the victim passed away. Since you will no longer have the right to seek compensation if you file a wrongful death claim after the two-year time period, it is imperative to consult a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

Steps to Take After a Loved One’s Wrongful Death

After your loved one was wrongfully killed, you will likely be overwhelmed with emotions and unsure of what to do. By following these steps, you can ensure you take care of your own health while protecting your rights, and the rights of your deceased loved one and family.

  • Surround Yourself With Family Members and Loved Ones

    When you learn of the accident that caused your loved one’s death, you should surround yourself with other surviving family members and close friends. They can provide you with the support you need, guide you through day-to-day life while you’re coping, and assist in gathering information and documentation for a potential wrongful death claim.

  • Plan the Funeral

    Next, you should determine how you’d like to plan your loved one’s funeral. You can plan their service right away or wait until after you’ve had some time to process what happened and grieve.

  • Seek Professional Support

    You may consider taking advantage of the professional support of a counselor or grief support group to help you get through the initial months and years following your loved one’s passing.

  • Start Gathering Evidence

    While it can be tough to gather evidence while you are going through the grieving process, doing so can increase your chances of obtaining justice for your loved one.

  • Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer

    In order to hold the party that caused your loved one’s death responsible for their negligence, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer. They will inform you of what compensation you may be entitled to, and they can help you file a wrongful death claim.

  • Why Consult a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

    When someone you love unexpectedly dies in an accident, it can be challenging to complete even simple tasks. Therefore, it’s important to contact a wrongful death lawyer who can investigate the cause of your loved one’s death and try to determine who should be held responsible while you grieve.

    At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our highly skilled wrongful death lawyers will look out for your family’s best interests and ensure that your rights are protected. You can count on us to handle your wrongful death claim and help you recover fair compensation for:

    • Burial and/or funeral costs
    • Loss of companionship
    • Mental anguish
    • Loss of anticipated future earnings
    • Loss of retirement benefits provided by the decedent

    Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick

    If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is in your best interest to contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick immediately. In a free case consultation, our Ohio wrongful death lawyers will inform you of your rights and advise you on how to proceed. With our legal representation, you may be able to collect the compensation you deserve and focus on your family’s needs. Contact us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW.