Akron Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing, no amount of money can ever make up for your loss. Filing a wrongful death suit, however, can allow you to demand justice, hold a party accountable and collect monetary compensation for your family’s future.
Why Choose Our Wrongful Death Lawyers
- We are approachable Akron wrongful death attorneys who will stand by your family to fight for the resolution you deserve.
- Our attorneys get outstanding case results through hard work and diligence. We have recovered over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for past clients.
- Your family will not pay us a dime unless we are successful in securing financial compensation for you. This is our no fee promise.
How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
You might be aware that your family has been wronged by the preventable death of a loved one, but you might not know how to seek justice. Hiring a wrongful death attorney gives you a trained and experienced legal advocate to take care of the legal process for you. You can focus on what matters most – your family, while your wrongful death attorney handles the accident investigation, claims filing, evidence gathering and insurance negotiations on your behalf.
Ohio Wrongful Death Laws to Know
One of the many things a wrongful death attorney can do for you is break down Ohio’s related laws and statutes, as well as navigate them in the pursuit of financial recovery. Every state has different wrongful death laws. Three of the most important laws to know in Ohio are:
- Definition of wrongful death. Ohio Revised Statute Section 2125 defines wrongful death as the death of one person caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another person. If the deceased person could have filed a personal injury claim had he or she survived, a family can generally file for wrongful death.
- Statute of limitations. The statute of limitations, or deadline, to file a wrongful death claim in Ohio is two years from the date of the deceased individual’s death, with some exceptions. Be careful not to miss this deadline, as the courts in Akron will most likely dismiss your case if you file too late.
- Who may file. Only certain parties can file wrongful death claims. State law in Ohio gives this right to the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. Damages acquired during the wrongful death claim, however, can be distributed among a surviving spouse, surviving children and surviving parents.
You don’t have to worry about navigating Ohio’s wrongful death laws on your own. You have the right to hire an attorney to do so for you. At Elk & Elk, our attorneys will explain these laws to you and keep you updated about the status of your case.
What Damages Are Available?
Damages is the legal term for the financial compensation available during a personal injury or wrongful death case. Although no amount of money can ever compensate your family for a fatal injury, a fair award could help your family and the decedent’s estate pay off debts and have greater financial stability in the future. You could be eligible for compensation for funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, the loss of the deceased person’s support, lost wages and inheritance, mental anguish, and more.
Trust Elk & Elk When it Matters Most
We understand how much you’re going through as the surviving loved one of a deceased family member. Elk & Elk was founded on the desire to help those wronged by others. We have the motivation, determination and experience you need to seek justice for your wrongfully killed loved one. Discuss your case in detail during a free consultation today. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online now.