Under Ohio law, if a person loses his or her life due to the negligence of another, the family of the deceased might be able to assert claims for wrongful death. In car accident or other wrongful death cases, the representative of the estate might bring a lawsuit in civil court against the at-fault party. The at-fault party might have to pay damages directly, or damages might be paid by one or more insurance companies.
In Ohio wrongful death cases, plaintiffs might be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, future lost wages and the deceased person's companionship or services. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, a lawyer with experience handling wrongful death cases might help by gathering evidence or deposing witnesses in anticipation of trial. Your attorneys will review your situation and may draft and file claims on your behalf.
The statute of limitations to bring wrongful death claims in Ohio is two years, but your case might include other claims, such as medical negligence claims, to which shorter statutes of limitations apply. Claims for pain and suffering may also have shorter statutes of limitations. The attorneys at Rumizen Weisman will examine all of the facts of your case and develop a theory of recovery.
Losing a loved one is stressful and difficult under any circumstances. When a wrongful death claim may exist, it's important to select the right law office to represent you. Please visit our firm's wrongful death page for more information about the recovery process and the value of experienced legal help. All of our cases are handled on contingency, so you don't owe any legal fees unless your case results in recovery.