Wrongful Death Lawyers in Dayton, Ohio
The sudden loss of a loved one is always shocking and traumatic, especially when the death was the result of someone else’s negligence. When a fatality is caused by a negligent accident, defective product, medical malpractice or other wrongful act, it is considered a wrongful death. In Ohio, the families of wrongful death victims have a right to seek compensation for their economic and emotional losses by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. As Ohio’s top personal injury law firm, Wright Schulte has earned a formidable reputation for aggressively pursuing wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of grieving families. The Ohio wrongful death lawyers at our firm understand the severe emotional trauma sudden loss can inflict on a family, as well as the many complex legal and financial questions arising from the premature death of a loved one. The wrongful death lawyers of Wright & Schulte LLC always put the injured first, and work hard to make sure our clients obtain all of the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. To learn more about all of the ways our firm can help, we urge you to contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free, no obligation Ohio wrongful death lawsuit evaluation today.
Ohio Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Under Ohio’s wrongful death statute, wrongful death lawsuits can be brought for the benefit of the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the decedent, all of whom are presumed to have suffered damages by reason of the wrongful death. While no amount of money can even begin to make up for the loss of a loved one, compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can at least help ensure that a family has some financial security in the future. The Ohio wrongful death statute allows survivors to seek damages for loss of support (from the reasonably expected earning capacity of the decedent); loss of services of the decedent; loss of the society of the decedent (companionship, consortium, care, etc.); loss of prospective inheritance to the decedent’s heirs; and mental anguish. If the decedent had any conscious pain and suffering before they died, the wrongful death complaint can also include a claim for “survivorship” losses. Wrongful death lawsuits can be especially complex. For one thing, it’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try to claim a death was caused by a pre-existing condition or by factors other than those alleged principally responsible. The Ohio wrongful death lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC understand the way insurance companies work, and our firm has access to the expert witnesses and investigative technology that are key to proving these complex cases. Wright & Schulte LLC won’t let an insurance company pressure you into accepting a settlement that is anything less than fair. And we’ll be ready to go to trial should a defendant or their insurer refuse to deal with your wrongful death lawsuit in good faith.
Ohio Wrongful Death Lawsuit Evaluations
If someone you loved died because of another’s negligence and you’re looking for an Ohio wrongful death law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Under Ohio law, wrongful death lawsuits are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, even in cases of medical malpractice, so it’s important to act quickly. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, at