If you lost a member of your family from injuries they sustained in an accident or incident in Marion, Ohio, you may be eligible to pursue damages through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. The wrongful death lawyers serving Marion, OH at Bressman Law are here to help. Let us review your case and help you understand your legal options for going after the compensation you deserve.
Call (614) 538-1116 today for your no-cost consultation with a member of our team. We take on wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. We do not get any attorney’s fees unless we recover a payout for you.
Wrongful Deaths Can Occur in Almost Any Type of Personal Injury Accident
If a member of your immediate family suffered injuries in an accident in central Ohio, we will review your case for free. We can take on your case if the accident occurred in Marion or greater Marion County, including Prospect, Morral, Green Camp, La Rue, Caledonia, New Bloomington, or Waldo.
A wrongful death occurs when one party’s negligence leads to the death of another party. This could occur in almost any type of personal injury accident. Wrongful deaths may occur when a loved one passes away after a:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Bus accident
- Boating accident
- Bicycle or pedestrian accident
- Dog bite
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Marion, call (614) 538-1116
Ohio Law Limits Who Can Benefit from a Wrongful Death Payout
Ohio law limits who can recover a payout in a wrongful death case. The state only allows a personal representative to take legal action on behalf of the surviving family. Eligible family members who may receive compensation include:
- A surviving and legally married spouse
- Minor children of the deceased
- Adult children of the deceased
- The parents of the deceased, either together or separately
If other family members, often siblings or grandparents, can prove they suffered financial losses as a result of their loved one’s death, they may be eligible for economic damages, as well.
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Bressman Law Can Help You Pursue Wrongful Death Compensation
Attorney David Bressman has a long history of helping families like yours go after the payouts they need and deserve. He has been serving personal injury clients for more than 30 years. He knows what it takes to build a strong case to prove negligence and liability, and how to document your losses and expenses to prove what a fair settlement looks like or to argue for a fair award in court.
Clients love working with David, and they give the team great reviews when it comes to communication. The Bressman Law team is always available to give you an update on your case or to answer any questions that come up. We treat every client like family and will fight for the payout you deserve like you are a part of our family, too.
Pursuing a Survival Action
We can also help you file a survival action, a claim to recover all the damages your loved one could have obtained in an injury settlement had they survived. These can vary significantly from the damages you recover in a wrongful death case.
Any compensation recovered in a survival action will go to your loved one’s estate. From there, you may have access to it as an heir. To learn more, call Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116.
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Recoverable Damages in a Marion, OH Wrongful Death Case
If a wrongful death lawyer serving Marion, Ohio can reach a settlement agreement or win an award in your case in court, you will receive compensation to cover the expenses and losses you suffered because of your loved one’s death. It is important to understand that the court will consider each family member’s loss separately according to the damages they suffered. As a result, for example, a young child will likely receive more compensation than an adult child.
Some of the recoverable damages available in a wrongful death case may include:
- The loss of your loved one’s future income and benefits
- Loss of your inheritance
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support
- Your own mental and emotional anguish
- Related expenses such as funeral and burial costs
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Act Quickly After Your Loved One’s Death to Hold the Liable Party Responsible
Ohio generally only gives us two years to take legal action against the party who caused your loved one’s accident and their death. It is important that we get to work on your wrongful death case as soon as possible. Reach out to Bressman Law and let us review your case and file your claim.
We understand you are hurting and likely angry. A wrongful death claim will not bring your loved one back, but by taking legal action to recover compensation, you can hold the at-fault party responsible and make the financial impact of your loved one’s death easier to manage.
Let us build a strong case, prove negligence and liability, and go after the compensation you and your family deserve.
Talk to a Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Marion, Ohio
David Bressman and his team from Bressman Law can help you pursue compensation on behalf of your family after your loved one passed away from their accident injuries. We know how to navigate the wrongful death claims process and pursue a payout and will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
We will investigate the accident, build a strong case to prove liability, document the applicable damages, and attempt to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurer. If we cannot reach a fair settlement agreement, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit in court.
Let our team take on your Marion, Ohio wrongful death case. Call us at (614) 538-1116 for your no-obligation, no-cost case review.
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