The loss of a loved one can cause a tremendous amount of grief and suffering under any circumstances, but your pain could be particularly severe if you lost a loved one in a preventable way.
While nothing can compensate for your loss, receiving damages can make life easier in the future. If you think a third party was involved in the loss of someone in your life, our wrongful death lawyer serving Reynoldsburg is available to discuss your situation.
Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Claims
Many wrongful death claims can result in compensation. You and your family could receive damages for grief, sorrow, mental anguish, and other forms of suffering associated with the preventable loss of your loved one.
If you are awarded compensation, you could have the option of recovering the awarded amount in a single, lump-sum payment or in smaller amounts paid over a set time period. It could be useful to consult a financial professional to figure out what type of payment structure matches your financial needs if your claim is successful.
How Much Compensation Could I Be Eligible For?
The compensatory amount varies in each wrongful death case, but some settlements can be in the five, six, or even seven figure range. Some of the factors that could affect settlement amounts include the age of your lost loved one, the intent of those who contributed to their death, the extent of the suffering of a loved one leading up to your loss, and more.
If you have specific questions about how much compensation your family could qualify for, it could be beneficial for you to reach out to our wrongful death lawyer serving Reynoldsburg.
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Hiring Legal Representation in Reynoldsburg Could Make a Difference
Hiring our firm could prove to be helpful in your pursuit of compensation. Some ways in which having one of our lawyers by your side could be beneficial include:
- Help you understand the claims process and be available to answer any questions you have along the way
- Can assist with filling out and filing legal forms, which can, in turn, save you time and energy
- Allow you to learn what you could expect in terms of compensation as you plan for life after your loss
- Can offer a sense of support during what is a traumatic and challenging time
- Help you file your case within any deadlines so you know your case has a legitimate chance at success
- Much more
Bressman Law Has a Proven Track Record
The team at Bressman Law has a history of success with cases like yours. If you are considering filing a claim or lawsuit, our team could be the representation that is right for you.
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Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200,000 fatalities occur each year in the United States due to unintentional injuries. But injuries are not the only grounds for wrongful death cases, which can range greatly in terms of causation. Any potentially preventable death could be wrongful in nature. Examples of wrongful death cases include but are not limited to:
- Motor vehicle, pedestrian, public transit, and cycling accidents taking place on roadways
- The loss of life due to malfunctioning or defective consumer products
- Accidents during recreational activity
- Violent crimes
- Surgical errors, medication administration mistakes, and other forms of medical malpractice
- Aviation accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
The Importance of Establishing Third-Party Liability
Establishing third-party involvement in the wrongful death of a loved one is legally important and could make the difference between a successful claim and failing to collect compensation. There are many ways in which a third party may have contributed to the circumstances of your loss.
If your loved one was under the care or supervision of a healthcare professional and they failed to adequately provide care, they could be responsible. If the premises of another party were left in an unsafe condition that caused an accident, they could be at fault.
No two cases are alike, but in many cases, the actions or inactions of another person or party could fall under the umbrella term of “negligence.”
Negligence is defined as the failure to act in a reasonable fashion in a way that others may have acted under the same circumstances. Negligent behavior covers a wide range of unacceptable inaction and can be exhibited by healthcare professionals, caregivers, and everyday people.
Even if another person or party did not try to inflict harm on your loved one, they could have been negligent in a way that makes them responsible for your loss. A wrongful death lawyer from our firm can help you determine if negligence may have been the cause of your loss. If so, you could have a case.
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How Your Life Could Be Changed Following Your Loss
The wrongful death of someone you love can cause a great deal of emotional grief. Compensation is generally awarded to help make up for the hole left after your sudden or unnecessary loss. While no amount of money can account for what you are experiencing, you could find comfort and closure by pursuing legal action to hold the responsible parties accountable.
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Your Window to Take Action Is Limited
If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you could have a limited amount of time to begin the legal process. This is because in Ohio there is a statute of limitations of two years, generally, for wrongful death lawsuit. While your time could be running out to file your lawsuit, our lawyers are available to begin the process for you today.
Connect with the Lawyers at Bressman Law
Life after losing a loved one may never be the same, but you can pursue compensation and closure by filing a claim or lawsuit for the wrongful loss of someone you love. Our team at Bressman Law is available for a free consultation to discuss your Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties case.