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Information about Wrongful Death

At Steuer Escovar Coleman Co. LPA, we have over 120 combined years experience in getting compensation for our clients who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. We understand and respect the fact that a civil claim may be the only way a family can attain financial security in the wake of a devastating loss.

Ohio defines wrongful death as a death caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another.


  • Car Accidents
  • Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Death due to dangerous products
  • Nursing home neglect or abuse

In such a situation it is important to act promptly to secure the surviving family members’ legal rights. Statutes of limitations can run quickly and once the time limit has expired, you could be left without an avenue for recovery. Ohio allows a personal representative of the decedent to bring a civil action for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse, the children, and the parents of the deceased, all of whom are rebuttably presumed to have suffered damages, and for the exclusive benefit of the other next of kin of the decedent.

Getting the recovery you deserve. Our focus is results.

Although one can never fully recover for the loss of a loved one, our civil courts are designed to compensate a wrongful death beneficiary for a wide spectrum of costs, lost future earnings, and pain and suffering damages. Our attorneys will fight to make sure you receive every dollar to which you are entitled, including:

  • Punitive damages – to punish the wrongdoer for outrageous conduct
  • Loss of income – to recover that income the deceased would have earned in his or her lifetime
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of benefits – insurance coverage, pension, medical
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • General damages
  • Any other loss attributable to the conduct of the wrongdoer

High Level Representation

Family is our priority at Steuer Escovar Coleman Co. LPA. We do not treat you as a file number. We promptly return calls, answer questions, and provide the support and leadership you need in troubled times. Each case is pursued with the full resources of a firm that has over 120 years combined legal experience in the local Cleveland, Ohio area. Our licensed attorneys are skilled in litigation, motion practice, and dealing with insurance companies. In addition, Steuer Escovar Coleman Co. LPA works closely with a variety of experts including architects, economists, and industry specific experts in order to prove your case.

Never forget your attorney works for you. If you are dissatisfied with your representation you can replace your attorney at any time. Do not accept anything less than outstanding representation. Consultations are always free and if we can not get you a recovery, we do not charge a fee.