Wrongful Death Lawyers Columbus, Ohio

Has a loved one died as the result of someones negligence? You may have a case for a wrongful death lawsuit. 

The unexpected death of a loved one is a tragic situation. When a friend or family member dies due to someone else’s negligence, the thought of sorting out the emotional, financial and legal issues surrounding the wrongful death can be overwhelming.

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When a person dies or is killed resulting from the negligence or misconduct of another person, the surviving family members of the victim may sue for wrongful death. A wrongful death lawsuit can only be brought by a personal representative of the decedent’s estate. If your loved one has been killed in an accident, or even murdered, you may have the right to pursue compensation for damages. Look no further than Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio to represent you and your family to fight for the justice you deserve.

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Auto Accident Wrongful Death Cases

Driving can be extremely dangerous. There are a multitude of scenarios that can unfold before your very eyes without warning and without time to react to prevent a catastrophic accident. In the event that someone dies in an auto accident, depending on the cause, there may be reason to file a wrongful death claim.

In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must be an immediate family member such as a spouse, child, or parent of the deceased. Typically there must be proof that another driver caused the accident that claimed your loved ones life and proof that the other driver was acting in a negligent way to cause the accident.

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Semi-Truck Accident Wrongful Death Cases

Truck drivers are often pushed by their employers to deliver loads faster than safe travel allows. To meet these unrealistic demands, drivers often drive additional hours beyond the safe hours designated by law. As a result, semi-truck drivers are increasing the risk of causing accidents, that typically end in the death of someone driving much smaller,lighter-weight automobiles.

Surviving family members may have a right to compensation for the loss of their loved one stemming from an accident involving a semi-truck in which the driver of the semi-truck is at fault. Losing a family member suddenly and unexpectedly often brings the burden of financial loss as well. Though a lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back, it can alleviate lost income and funeral expenses you’ve experienced.

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Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Cases

You’re upset, grieving, and still in shock from the tragic loss of your loved one. You wonder how could your loved ones motorcycle accident been avoided? There are many associated costs with losing a family member including hospital bills, funeral expenses, and more.

If a motorcycle accident has occurred and your loved one has passed away as a result, you may be entitled to pursue compensation. Dealing with a fatality is difficult enough without having to worry about the financial obligations that follow. Let Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio handle the hassle of legal paperwork, lingering expenses while you grieve in peace.

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Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Cases

Pedestrian accidents are often the fault of a distracted driver who strikes someone walking or jogging along the roadway. Many of these accidents can quickly turn for the worst leading to loss of life. In the event that life is lost, immediate family members such as a spouse, child, or parent are within their rights to file a wrongful death claim.

Through a wrongful death lawsuit, the immediate family member of the deceased may be able to be compensated for the damages caused by the fatal pedestrian accident. You could receive compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, as well as lost wages, grief and mental suffering, and more. Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will fight for your family.

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Medical Negligence Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death by medical malpractice occurs when a patient has died due to the negligence of a healthcare provider such as a physician, anesthesiologist, surgeon, nurse or hospital. These cases often required the expertise of a wrongful death attorney who can understand the complexities of the legal matters as well as the medical implications that have resulted from malpractice.

While no amount of monetary recovery can compensate the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death medical malpractice case, the surviving dependents or beneficiaries may be entitled to financial payment due to the damages caused by the negligent act. Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will be your support and will fight for your entitled compensation.

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What's the process?

Personal injury cases can be complicated and not always guaranteed. Our process ensures that every client we represent will receive the best possible financial outcome, and start the healing process.

Step One - Free Case Evaluation

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We will first review your case carefully, get to know you, and gain an understanding of your injuries.

Step Two - Monitor Your Care

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If injured, we make absolutely sure you are receiving the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.

Step Three - We Handle Everything

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We will relieve the worry and burden of dealing with the insurance companies to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a wrongful death?

A wrongful death is the death of a person that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

What kinds of wrongful death claims are there?

There are different kinds of wrongful death claims. The most common are due to either accidents (i.e., automobile, motorcycle, or truck accidents) or medical negligence.

Who is entitled to recover for a wrongful death?

In Ohio, the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased person are the people who are entitled to recover for a wrongful death. If there is no surviving spouse, no children, and no surviving parents, then other relatives, such as siblings and / or cousins, could pursue a wrongful death claim.

What kind of damages can I ask for in a wrongful death claim?

In Ohio, damages in a wrongful death case can include the cost of any funeral and burial expenses, loss of support, loss of services, loss of society, mental anguish, and other matters. Our office has assisted many clients over the years in wrongful death cases.

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