Our legal family wants to help your family during this challenging time. In the aftermath of losing a loved one, you shouldn’t have to struggle with the burden of a claim or lawsuit on your own. Instead, you deserve to focus on what really matters most: your health and well-being.
A Whitehall wrongful death lawyer with Bressman Law is ready to start advocating for you today. During your free case review, we can talk about your case’s possible outcome, as well as what you can expect from the legal process. We’re ready to listen to your story and seek compensation.
Our Team Handles Wrongful Death Cases Stemming from These Situations
We help grieving families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. Some of these situations include:
- Car accidents
- Truck collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian collisions
- Dog bites
We also help people who have lost loved ones due to dangerous and defective products, such as faulty car seats. We’re ready to discuss your options now.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Whitehall, call (614) 538-1116
File Your Wrongful Death Case on Time
Like many Ohio personal injury cases, Whitehall wrongful death suits typically have a two-year statute of limitations, per Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02. Complying with this time-sensitive filing requirement is crucial; the court will automatically reject late submissions—barring you from recovering any damages.
Your wrongful death lawyer can review your situation to check for any tolling exceptions that extend your filing deadline. For instance, if the at-fault party fled the state, you could have more time to pursue legal action. Our team can explain more about this during your free case review.
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Damages in Wrongful Death Settlements
We want to recover everything you need. How much you can recover depends on your loved one’s passing, including the cause of their death and what losses they incurred. We will examine all applicable medical bills, wage statements, and other information to determine what you’re owed.
We will do everything possible to secure damages for your loved one’s:
Funeral and Burial Costs
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) notes that even simple funerals can cost more than $10,000. You shouldn’t have to make financial sacrifices to give your loved one the memorial service they deserve. So, compensation in your case could pay for:
- The casket
- The venue
- The burial plot
End-of-Life Medical Bills
Your loved one may have needed medical care before their passing. For instance, if they suffered a serious head injury, they may have required life support. They may have required medications to ease their physical pain. In any case, compensation can account for any medically necessary expenses.
Not all of your damages have inherent monetary values. Some relate more to the physical and emotional trauma of an event. Examples include:
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance, household benefits, and income
These are just some of the damages you can recover through a wrongful death action. When you partner with the Bressman Law team serving Whitehall, you can trust that we’ll fight for everything you deserve.
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What You Need to Know About Pursuing a Wrongful Death Action in Ohio
Right now, you may wonder:
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit in Whitehall, Ohio?
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02, only the deceased’s personal representative may recover damages in a wrongful death action. Usually, the decedent names their personal representative in their will. However, if they didn’t, the state may appoint one.
Sometimes, the decedent’s personal representative is a close family member, such as their parent or spouse. Other times, it could be someone the decedent trusted, like a long-time friend. In either case, we can examine your eligibility for pursuing legal action and advise you accordingly.
Who Could Be Liable for My Loved One’s Passing?
The liable party in your case depends on the details of your loved one’s passing. For instance, if they were fatally injured in a car accident, you could sue the at-fault motorist. If they passed away after using a defective product, you could sue the product’s manufacturer.
Your lawyer will examine your case’s evidence to determine who should pay for your losses. They will also consult with accident reconstruction specialists, assess your losses, and determine the cause of your loved one’s passing.
How Could I Recover Damages?
You could recover damages either by filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit. We resolve many of our wrongful death cases through negotiations. However, we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit if your case requires it. You can trust that the team at Bressman Law will do everything possible to secure a fair outcome.
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Our Clients Have Shared These Recommendations with Our Team
Our previous clients have described us as reliable, responsive, and honest. Some feedback we’ve received includes:
- “Bressman Law did an amazing job handling my case, they are the most professional people I’ve dealt with. Quick to respond to any questions I had and if they didn’t have an answer right away, took the time to find me an answer.” – Joshua L.
- “Jedidiah is awesome! Handled my Personal injury suit and was very responsive and informative. It was my first going through this process, and he always made time to talk and answer any questions I had. Fair, responsive and professional. Can’t recommend enough.” – Kay L.
We’re registered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Right now, we have an A+ rating on the platform, and we have no complaints from previous clients.
Schedule Your Free Consultation with Bressman Law Today
Losing a loved one is a financially and emotionally taxing experience. Yet, you don’t have to face the challenges of a wrongful death action alone. The team at Bressman Law is here to help in any way we can.
Exploring your options now begins with a free case review. During this confidential conversation, we can address your concerns, answer your questions, and provide much-needed relief. Call now.