Columbus Wrongful Death Attorney
Our Award-Winning Advocates Fight for Justice in Your Wrongful Death Case
Every unexpected death is tragic. We feel pain for every family we represent in cases involving wrongful death. Without any doubt, there is no way to measure the loss that families experience after the death of a loved one. Causes of wrongful death are extremely diverse: medical malpractice, car accidents, slip and fall, defective products, and even nursing home abuse. The Columbus wrongful death attorneys at HMW Law compassionately come beside the grieving family and work with them through this tragedy and injustice.
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Understanding the Law for Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death may have occurred if a person's death was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another. When you have lost a loved one, our Columbus wrongful death attorneys are here to tell your story to the court and establish evidence proving that the liable party is responsible for the wrongful death. More than that, we aim to demonstrate the compensation you are owed by clearly mapping out the damages and losses suffered on your behalf.
In the case of wrongful death, compensation may be awarded to plaintiffs for:
- The loss of economic support
- The loss of services carried out by the deceased
- The loss of emotional connection
- The loss of possible inheritance
- Ensuring mental anguish
Sometimes there is no way to completely right a wrong. However, our practice views wrongful death cases as an opportunity to care for those who are most in need. We are here to walk alongside you during this time as you fight for justice.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Ohio?
Ohio law states that only a personal representative of the deceased's estate can file a wrongful death claim. Damages for the claim, however, are paid to the deceased's estate and surviving family members. The family members that are eligible to receive compensation are spouses, children, and parents. Any other family members must prove to the court that they have suffered a compensable loss in order to recover damages.
The court determines how to divide any damages won using Ohio's inheritance laws. This means if the surviving family members are related to the deceased equally, such as siblings, damages will be awarded equally. In cases where surviving family members are related to the deceased to different degrees, the court determines how damages will be distributed.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations Ohio
Ohio has a two years statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. This means that you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation.
75+ Years of Experience Fighting for You
At our firm, we are experienced, skilled, and have been recognized with numerous accolades over the years. The reason for our sterling reputation is that we care about our clients and give 110% of our effort in every case. Since so much depends on the outcome of a wrongful death suit, we strive to know the details of your case so that we can craft a strong, compelling claim on your behalf.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death lawyers in Columbus. Every case has no legal fees unless the suit is successful.
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