In Ohio, generally speaking, a “wrongful death” is a death caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another.
The “wrongful act” or “negligence” provides the basis of liability in a civil lawsuit for damages. The act may be either intentional or unintentional.
Regardless, the law firm of McKenzie & Snyder is skilled and up to date with the current state of the laws. Our attorneys have the skills required to create a strong wrongful death case and see it through.
Why You Need an Attorney in a Wrongful Death Case?
During an emotional and difficult time, a wrongful death attorney can help you throughout the complicated legal process. The time after a death should be spent mourning with loved ones, not dealing with complicated legal issues. In order for your family to obtain full compensation after the untimely death of a loved one, it’s best to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney.
Wrongful death claims are complicated cases. It can get difficult for family members to understand the factors that should be considered in a settlement or what compensation will be allowed, especially while dealing with the natural process of mourning. Insurance companies can easily get away with taking advantage of the victims who do not have any legal representation. An experienced wrongful death attorney knows the value of your claim and will fight for your compensation.
How Quickly Should You Contact an Attorney?
As with most legal issues, you or a loved one should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Many things could happen during the time you were waiting to contact an attorney. The memories of witnesses could fade and evidence may disappear or become unreliable. In addition, the Ohio Revised Code sets limitations on filing a wrongful death suit.
The typical statute of limitations for a wrongful death case is only two years after the individual’s death, so you or a loved one should contact an attorney as soon as you can (O.R.C. 2125.02). It is best to contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible to both maximize your chance of a successful suit and to have the time you need to properly grieve.
What Kind of Attorney Handles a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawyer is very well suited to initiate the process of a wrongful death lawsuit and to see it through in court. The law firm of McKenzie & Snyder has the courtroom experience and the litigation strengths to confidently represent your case.
If you have questions regarding filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Ohio call the personal injury law firm of McKenzie & Snyder LLP (513) 737-5180 for a free consultation.