Wrongful Death

We depend on our family members for comfort, support and companionship, and it’s hard to imagine life without the ones we love. In cases where a loved one is taken from you in an accident, the sudden and tragic loss can be too much to bear.

If your loved one’s death was the result of another person’s negligent or intentional act, a personal injury lawyer at Rothchild Law Office can assist in filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Surviving dependents, spouses, domestic partners and family members can bring forth a wrongful death claim against a negligent party.

While we know that nothing can replace your loved one, a successful wrongful death claim can provide you and your family with financial security.

You could receive financial compensation and damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of benefits (ex. health insurance)

In Ohio, you have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim. The current statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is two years. But acting as soon as possible can help in establishing the exact cause of a fatal accident and ensure those liable are held responsible.

The best wrongful death lawyers conduct a full investigation into each case, which entails collecting information such as accident reconstruction data, police and medical records, and eyewitness statements. They also explore all of the financial consequences brought on by the loss of a family member so you can get the money you deserve.

There are many situations which can lead to a wrongful death claim and the need to hire a layer.  Some of the most common are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Professional medical negligence

If you as a family member have experienced the accidental death of a loved one, call the Rothchild Law Office at 513-579-8900 or contact us online. We understand that this is a difficult time, and we are here to help.