The Devastation Of A Wrongful Death
It’s hard to describe what life is like after the death of a loved one, especially if the death is unexpected. When the death is caused by negligence or the reckless act of another person, the grief and the stress can be heightened to almost unbearable levels. Our attorneys understand what you’re going through. We know the feelings of hopelessness, anger and despair that come with the realization that a death was preventable. We can’t bring your loved one back, but we can help you hold the person responsible accountable.
Helping Clients Through Wrongful Death Proceedings
Wrongful death cases are often complicated and emotionally draining. When you hire us to represent you, our team will determine exactly what happened and fight to get you compensation for your loss and suffering. We will interview witnesses, consult with experts and gather all the evidence necessary to file your claim. Our attorneys will guide you through the entire process, from filing the initial claim through probate court and distributing the settlement.
Ohio Law’s Survivorship Claim
A survivorship claim is designed to provide compensation for pain and suffering endured by the deceased prior to death. These claims are filed separately from wrongful death claims and must be filed by the estate of the deceased. The estate can sue for medical expenses and funeral and burial costs. Any money that is recovered is then added to the estate and distributed according to the will or according to Ohio law if no will exists.
Contact The Wrongful Death Attorneys At Phillips Law Firm, Inc.
If you believe your loved one’s death was preventable, the first step is to contact us. We will take the time to explain the process and make sure you understand the necessary steps to move forward with a wrongful death claim. Call 513-985-2500 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation.