After losing a loved one, you don’t want to spend time fretting over the legal process. You want to spend time with your loved ones and focus on your well-being. This is where Bressman Law comes in.
Our Union County wrongful death lawyers are ready to manage your civil claim or lawsuit from beginning to end. After examining your case, we’ll explain your recoverable damages, legal options, and other related matters. We offer free case reviews so, right now, you can connect with our team at no obligation.
What You Can Expect from Your Wrongful Death Lawyer
When you entrust your case to our team, we will:
Manage Your Case on a Contingency-Fee Basis
It costs you nothing to partner with our wrongful death team serving Union County. That’s because we work on a contingency-fee basis. Our attorney’s fees come from your settlement, so you pay nothing out of pocket for our help. We don’t charge retainers or hourly rates, either.
This payment structure makes legal aid accessible to those who want it most. During your free case review, we can discuss our payment arrangement in further detail.
File Your Lawsuit Within the Applicable Deadline
Per Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02, you generally have two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit. Any case filed outside the two-year deadline forfeits your right to damages through litigation. Our team will assess whether filing a lawsuit is necessary and file your case within the statutory deadline.
Determine Liability for Your Wrongful Death-Related Losses
We will pursue the liable party for your losses. However, this involves learning about the circumstances of what caused your loved one’s passing. For example, if your loved one passed away in a car accident, we could hold the negligent driver’s insurance company liable. If your loved one passed away following a dog bite, we could hold the animal’s owner accountable.
Assess Your Eligibility for Legal Action
In a wrongful death case, the decedent’s spouse, child, and other beneficiaries can recover damages. However, they cannot take legal action on their own. Instead, they must go through a personal representative of their loved one’s estate. This representative may or may not be a family member.
Support Your Case with Evidence
To secure compensation for your losses, we must prove that because another party acted negligently, they caused your loved one’s passing and should be held financially accountable. Supporting information in your case could include:
- The police report
- Your loved one’s medical treatment records
- Photos and videos of the accident itself
- Statements from doctors
- Your injury-related documentation, such as receipts
We may also consult with healthcare professionals, forensic experts, and accident reconstruction specialists to further support your case.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Union County, call (614) 538-1116
We’re Ready to Pursue Each of Your Injury-Related Losses
Your settlement or court award should account for each loss associated with your loved one’s passing, such as:
- The cost of laying your loved one to rest. Here, you can recoup the cost of embalming, the funeral, and cremation.
- Your loved one’s final healthcare expenses. Your loved one may have required medical care before their passing. Compensable losses can include life support, hospitalization, and resuscitation.
- Lost income. Your loved one’s income may have supported your household. If so, you can recoup the cost of their lost income through a civil action.
- Various non-economic damages. Non-economic damages account for non-financial losses, such as loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and loss of parental guidance.
You could recover other losses than those listed here. You can explore what those losses are during your free case review.
We Will Assess Whether Fault Relates to Your Case
Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.33 applies to wrongful death cases here in Union County. But what does this law say? It notes that if the decedent was partially responsible for their fatal accident, this could reduce how much you can recover.
We don’t want you to worry about fault. Your lawyer will sort out all issues regarding negligence, fault, and liability when you connect with our firm.
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Our Previous Clients Share Positive Things About Our Law Firm
When asked about our staff, previous clients have shared:
- Neil W: I feel that David left no money “On the table” and achieved the highest possible offer for my situation. I would recommend David to anyone needing a personal injury lawyer and would use him again, hopefully I never need to. Above all David is an honest, fair lawyer and an overall good person.
- Jerry F: We were put in a terrible situation due to the incompetence of another attorney. David was the only one who would help us. He fixed the problems, turned things around and got us a settlement better than expected. His dedication, work ethic and heart are above reproach.
We’re committed to each of our clients and treat them like members of our extended family.
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We’ve Secured Millions for Claimants Hurt in Life-Threatening Incidents
We know that compensation won’t undo your grief. However, it can make financial matters after losing your loved one more manageable. Previously, we’ve recovered million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients, with some of our successes comprising:
- $1.6 million for a three-car collision involving a family of four
- $850,000 for a life-threatening motorcycle accident
- $100,000 (up to the liable policy’s limits) for a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle
Compensation should account for your past, present, and future injury-related losses. We will do everything in our power to secure what you’re owed.
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Explore Your Options Now During a Free Case Review
Bressman Law offers free case reviews where you can explore working with a wrongful death lawyer serving Union County. During our conversation, we can discuss your loved one’s life, what you’re expecting from the legal process, and other questions you may have.
We want to start building your case as soon as possible. To connect with our team, call us today.