Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyers
What is Wrongful Death?
Losing a loved one to another’s recklessness, carelessness or negligence is always painful. It can be hard to know where to turn during such a difficult time, and filing a wrongful death lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. But while compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit won’t come close to making up for the loss of your loved one, it can assure your family’s continued financial stability in the wake of their death.
Every day, the Ohio wrongful death lawyers at The Cochran Firm witness the devastating financial and emotional toll the unexpected loss of a loved one takes on families. If you or someone you love died because of another’s negligence, you deserve compensation from those responsible so you and your family can get past this painful time. It is vital to retain a skilled Ohio wrongful death attorney as early as possible, to ensure your legal rights are protected.
At The Cochran Firm, our wrongful death attorneys work every day to provide all of our clients with a level of service that honors the high standard of excellence established by our founder, Johnnie Cochran Jr. If you lost a loved one to a negligent accident, medical malpractice, or defective product, you can be assured that our wrongful death lawyers will be with you every step of the way to make certain you receive the compensation needed to ensure your family’s security.
To learn more about all of the ways The Cochran Firm can help you and your family get your lives back on track after your loved one’s death, please contact us for a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case today.
Ohio Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In Ohio, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by a surviving spouse, or surviving children if the victim’s spouse is already deceased. When there is no surviving spouse or children, the victim’s parents may file a wrongful death claim, or the lawsuit may be brought on behalf of the deceased’s estate.
In order to successfully pursue a wrongful death claim, it must be proven that the beneficiaries suffered economic and/or non-economic damages as the result of the loss of the decedent. It also must be shown that the death was the result of negligence or strict liability of the defendant.
Plaintiffs who successfully pursue a wrongful death lawsuit may be entitled to collect several different types of damages, including:
- Loss of support
- Loss of services
- Loss of society
- Loss of prospective inheritance
- Mental anguish
- Funeral and burial expenses
Recovered damages are distributed equitably to the decedent’s beneficiaries by order of the probate court in the county where the decedent resided.
How do you File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In order to file a wrongful death suit, you must have evidence of the defendant’s burden of guilt. Wrongful death may have been caused by medical malpractice, and negligence. Additionally, if someone’s death was caused intentionally, families of the deceased may file a lawsuit.
When starting a lawsuit, a family member or other relative must show that the wrongful death has caused both pain and suffering. This is a common part of personal injury law. These cases can be long and complicated. A qualified personal injury attorney can help.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Ohio wrongful death cases are complex and can take time to resolve. At the Cochran Firm, we have been litigating wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of our clients for more than four decades. You can be assured our wrongful death lawyers have the experience to make sure your case is fairly litigated, so you and your family have the financial resources you need to secure your future.
A wrongful death case settlement is usually reached in a structured settlement. Structured settlements are damage repayment plans that are often used in other personal injury cases.
Personal injury lawyers will help you reach the settlement that’s right for you. When we work together, we will help you organize your case by finding the best evidence to support your case. The sooner you start building a case, the better.
Legal Help for Ohio Wrongful Death Lawsuits
At The Cochran Firm, all of our highly-experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen, just as Johnnie Cochran envisioned when he founded the firm over 40 years ago. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation following the death of a loved one, please contact The Cochran Firm today by filling out our online form, or call (513) 381-HURT.
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