The loss of a loved one is always difficult. When your loss is due to negligence, it can be even more challenging to cope. While you and your family reminisce and celebrate your loved one’s life, our Newark wrongful death lawyers will start building a case file that helps you recover damages.
At Bressman Law, we will handle every stage of your case, from your free case review to a judge’s verdict. Let us take care of the details and communicate with the insurance company for you. We will leave no stone unturned in your fight to recover damages and will take your case to court, if needed.
We Will Assess the Financial Value of Your Family’s Losses
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.01, you are entitled to recover damages for the loss of a loved one caused by wrongdoing or negligence. One of our team members will listen to your story and determine what you can recover.
Our law firm will then help you secure:
- The costs of your loved one’s funeral and burial
- Loss of the decedent’s guidance, companionship, and comfort
- Loss of the decedent’s financial and household contributions
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s final healthcare needs
To ensure your case is accurately valued, our legal team will collect evidence, including receipts for their final arrangements and proof of their employment and salary history. We will compile them into an evidence file and reference them during negotiations.
Know Which Family Members Can Pursue Damages
When a family member passes away, everyone is affected. Legally, though, only specific family members can pursue and recover damages from the at-fault party.
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02, the following relatives can file a wrongful death action:
- The deceased person’s spouse
- The deceased person’s parents
- The deceased person’s children
Review your familial relationship with our wrongful death attorney. We will help you understand how Ohio’s laws work and whether you can seek compensation for your family’s loss.
Act Now to Protect Your Right to Recover Damages
The state of Ohio imposes a filing deadline on all civil lawsuits. Called “the statute of limitations,” it defines how much time you have to sue an at-fault party in court. The wrongful death statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of your loved one’s passing, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02.
If you fail to meet the state’s filing deadline:
- You will be barred from filing your lawsuit at all.
- Your lawsuit will be dismissed without being heard.
- You will have little legal standing to request compensation.
Our goal is to resolve your family’s case with a settlement. If that is not possible, we will pursue damages in court. Our personal injury attorneys will explain the statute of limitations and any factors that might shorten or extend your filing deadline.
With enough notice from you, we will also ensure your case is filed within the allotted deadline.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Newark, call (614) 538-1116
How Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Families in Newark, Ohio
At Bressman Law, we fight hard to hold the at-fault party financially responsible for your family’s loss. To bolster and support your right to recover damages, our law firm will listen to your story with compassion and kindness.
To resolve your case, we will take the following steps:
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Obtain and review police and other official reports
- Read and review your loved one’s medical records
- Identify the at-fault party and their financial responsibility
- Identify and consult with expert witnesses relevant to your case
Our team will handle evidence collection and settlement negotiations for you. We will also weigh each settlement offer we receive and explain the pros and cons. We want you to have all the information necessary to make an informed decision about your future.
Evidence We Collect To Support Your Right to Recovery
Evidence collection is an important part of your case. With the information we find, we will assert to the insurance company that:
- Another party owed your loved one a reasonable degree of safety.
- Another party’s carelessness or recklessness breached this obligation.
- Another party caused your loved one’s passing.
- You deserve financial recovery as a result.
Evidence will include medical records, witness statements, and photos and videos of the fatal incident. If needed to substantiate your case, we will also obtain copies of your loved one’s death certificate and autopsy report.
We will not tax your family further during this trying time. Instead, we will handle the evidence collection process for you.
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Hear What Previous Clients Say About Our Client Service and Support
Our law firm is passionate about helping injured families recover from a difficult loss. When they share their own experiences, previous clients say the following:
- Denise Christman: I highly recommend the Bressman Law Firm…Jedidiah was recommended to us after two attys from another firm had dropped the ball on our case and was able to negotiate with opposing counsel upon our behalf…I wish we had hired Bressman Law initially.
- Debbie Streb: Bressman Law Firm was recommended to us by another law firm. Jedidiah represented our family in a very professional manner during this difficult time after our accident near Columbus. Thank you for all your hard work on this case.
Read additional praise and accolades on our client testimonials page. They can attest to our law firm’s hard work and dedication for every injured client we represent.
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Review Your Family’s Case at No Cost with a Team Member
If your family lost one of its members in a negligence-based accident in Newark, Ohio, our wrongful death lawyers will fight for financial recovery. Our warm, supportive firm has been serving personal injury clients for more than 30 years.
Contact one of our Bressman Law case review team members today.