If your loved one passed away after suffering injuries in a Marysville, Ohio accident, the Bressman Law team can review your eligibility and file a wrongful death action on your family’s behalf. We will evaluate your case and identify the at-fault party in your family member’s accident. Then, our wrongful death lawyers serving Marysville, OH can take legal action to hold them liable for their negligence. The members of your family may be eligible to recover compensation.
Bressman Law offers free case reviews and initial consultations. Also, we handle these cases based on a contingency fee. You pay us no attorney’s fees unless we recover a payout for you. Call us today at (614) 538-1116 to get started.
Only Some Immediate Family Members Can Recover Compensation in an Ohio Wrongful Death Case
Ohio has complex laws that dictate who can pursue a wrongful death action and who can recover compensation for their damages. Only the personal representative of the deceased — the executor of their estate, in many cases — can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Often, this is a family member who also qualifies to recover compensation for their losses.
Ohio limits who can recover compensation for damages related to their loved one’s death to only some immediate family members. This includes:
- The surviving and legally married spouse
- The minor children of the deceased
- Any adult children of the deceased
- The parents of the deceased
Other family members may be able to provide evidence of their financial expenses and losses related to their loved one’s death and recover economic damages, e.g., if a sibling paid for the funeral or burial.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Marysville, call (614) 538-1116
Recoverable Damages in a Marysville, Ohio Wrongful Death Case
The purpose of a wrongful death action is to recover damages for the surviving family members of the accident victim. These damages are the expenses and losses the family members suffer as a result of the accident and subsequent loss of their loved one. To recover the damages suffered by your deceased loved one, you will need to pursue a survival action.
When it comes to a wrongful death case, the courts will look at each eligible family member’s losses individually. For example, parents of adult children who pass away rarely suffer because of a loss of income but the person’s spouse and children will.
Some of the damages available in a wrongful death case may include:
- The loss of their family member’s future income and benefits
- The loss of retirement and inheritance
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support
- Your own mental and emotional anguish
- Related expenses including medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and other out-of-pocket costs
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Bressman Law Can Pursue the Wrongful Death Compensation Your Family Deserves
Ohio wrongful death lawyer David Bressman has been serving personal injury clients for more than 30 years. He knows how to prepare wrongful death claims and pursue compensation after a client loses a loved one because of injuries they sustained in an accident.
Almost any type of personal injury accident can cause significant injuries and death and support a wrongful death action. Some of the most common include:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Dog bites
- Truck accidents
- Other types of accidents and incidents
Our team can identify all potentially at-fault parties in your loved one’s accident and launch an investigation to collect evidence that will prove negligence and liability. During this process, we will also be available to answer your questions or address your concerns. We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and treating them like they are members of our own family.
Once we have proof of liability and your damages, we will attempt to negotiate a fair settlement agreement. If this is not possible, we will take your case to court. Our wrongful death lawyers serving Marysville can also help you pursue a survival action. You could recover a payout for your deceased loved one’s accident-related damages. The proceeds from this type of case go to the estate.
Call Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116 to learn more or get started.
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We Need to Work Quickly to Build a Strong Case and Take Legal Action
Ohio law generally gives us two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It is important that we get to work on your case quickly after your loved one passes away so we can ensure we meet this and all other deadlines. If we miss a deadline, we could be unable to hold the at-fault party liable.
We need to look into your loved one’s accident, and this could take some time. We need to obtain police reports, interview witnesses, and analyze all available evidence before we can take legal action. For this reason, we recommend calling us as soon as possible after your loved one passes away.
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Get Help from Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Marysville Today
At Bressman Law, our team is here for you after a member of your family passes away in an accident. Let us review your case and identify the negligent party. Then, we can build a case and negotiate an out-of-court settlement or file a lawsuit to recover the compensation you and other surviving family members deserve based on the facts of the case.
David Bressman and his team can help you pursue a wrongful death case serving Marysville, elsewhere in Union County, or anywhere in Central Ohio. We offer no-cost case reviews and initial consultations. Call us today at (614) 538-1116 to learn more.