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What To Know About Ohio’s Wrongful Death Laws

Last updated on September 8, 2020

The aftermath of a relative’s death due to an accident is one of the most overwhelming and emotional times imaginable. Not only are you grieving the death of your loved one, but you are also grappling with insurance issues and mounting financial burdens.

The compassionate attorneys at Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A. can help you. We have helped numerous clients with the devastating aftermath of a wrongful death accident. If you are considering filing a wrongful death motion on your loved one’s behalf, then we can help guide you through this complex legal process.

Defining A Wrongful Death Accident

Wrongful death does not mean any death caused by any accident. In Ohio, a wrongful death happens when someone dies because of another party’s negligence or wrongful conduct.

Not just anyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit, only individuals who have suffered a direct loss because of the decedent’s accident can file suit. These individuals could include the deceased person’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Other relatives or family members through marriage

To determine whether you might have a case for wrongful death, contact Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A., and we can have a conversation with you.

Why File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

After coping with a death, you might feel that a lawsuit is the last thing you want to handle. Still, you should not rule out a wrongful death claim. Taking legal action can:

  • Hold the perpetrator responsible for their actions
  • Send a message to others that negligence is not acceptable
  • Prevent future serious injuries or wrongful death accidents from happening
  • Cover your family’s medical bills, funeral costs and other damages

No amount of money can bring your loved one back. However, it can minimize your financial burden and help you move on with your life.

There is a two-year statute of limitations to file a wrongful death case. It is crucial to act quickly so you don’t miss this deadline.

Ask Our Caring Team About Wrongful Death

If your loved one died due to an act of negligence, seek the help of Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A. We will help you through every step of a wrongful death case. To speak to a lawyer in a free initial consultation, call 419-719-5195 or send us an email.

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