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Common household objects may present an unforeseen child hazard

You may remember the tragic story recently that involved a toddler at a Payless shoe store, who was killed when a wall mirror fell on top of her. At the law offices of Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A., we are dismayed to admit that unsecured, heavy objects found in homes, daycares, schools and stores present more dangers than you and other Ohio parents may realize.

Why is compensation for a wrongful death important?

When you lose a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person, fighting for compensation is likely the last thing on your mind. Lopez, Severt & Pratt CO., L.P.A, are here to help you through the legal aspects of dealing with a loved one's wrongful death.

What is a survival action?

The expenses associated with an accidental death in Troy can be massive. Sadly, not only do the families of the victims in such cases have to deal with the losses of their loved ones, but they are left to cover these costs, as well. If you find yourself in this situation, you can attest to the fact that the burden often becomes too much, and you may be left with little choice but to seek compensation from the party responsible for your family member or friend's death. Yet which type of claim should you pursue? 

Understanding Ohio’s wrongful death laws

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult event an Ohio family can face. If the loved one died because of the wrongful act or negligence of someone, the loss is even harder to take. Oftentimes one or more of the family members file a wrongful death action against the people they believe caused the death.

What are the deadliest types of construction accidents?

If you consider construction to be one of the most dangerous jobs you could have, you would be correct. In 2015 alone, 937 construction workers across the country lost their lives on the job, making up 21.4 percent of workplace deaths that year. If you or someone you love works at an Ohio construction site, it would be helpful to know which accidents are the most prevalent and dangerous.

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