Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Our Columbus personal injury attorneys at Oliver Law Office understand that losing a loved one is a horrific experience under any circumstances, and a loss can feel even more pronounced when it happens because of another party’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

Nobody should ever have to experience the loss of a loved one because another party was careless or reckless. However, these types of fatal injuries do happen, and it is important to consider options for holding the wrongdoer accountable. Through an Ohio wrongful death lawsuit, obtaining compensation for your immense losses may be possible.

We know that a damages award cannot bring back your loved one but can provide you with the compensation you need at this difficult time.

Our law firm founder and managing attorney, Jami S. Oliver, has been voted 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Columbus, Ohio, for Product Liability and named to the Best Lawyers 2024 list in multiple practice areas. Allow our skilled team, led by one of Ohio’s best, to review your wrongful death claim during a free consultation today so you can start making informed decisions about your case and future.

OLIVER LAW OFFICE HANDLES ALL OHIO WRONGFUL DEATH CASES ON A CONTINGENCY BASIS

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What we do differently at Oliver Law Office is ensure our clients know how important they are to us. You are not simply another case. You are not a number. You have gone through an emotionally traumatic experience, and you deserve our full attention.

Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs by delivering an experience that instills trust and encourages the ethical and passionate pursuit of justice.

We handle all wrongful death cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.

Oour Ohio wrongful death attorneys and team have successfully represented clients for nearly 30 years. We have intimate knowledge of Ohio’s personal injury laws and how to obtain maximum compensation from all insurance coverages and policies for each client’s unique recovery needs.

Getting your life back on track means not giving up on the process. We won’t either. Contact us today to learn more about how we approach these crucial cases so you can take the time to grieve with your family.

WHAT QUALIFIES AS A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO?

Under Ohio law, a wrongful death is defined as a death resulting from the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another party that would have allowed the deceased person to file a personal injury lawsuit if they had survived.

To be clear, wrongful death cases are closely related to personal injury lawsuits in that both types of claims allow a plaintiff to seek compensation from a defendant who caused a severe injury.

Yet in a wrongful death case, the injured person is no longer alive to file a claim themselves. Instead, Ohio law allows another party to stand in the deceased’s shoes to file a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for the deceased’s fatal injuries. At Oliver Law Office, we can help you and your family understand the eligibility requirements for filing a wrongful death claim in Ohio, starting with a free consultation.

WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN OHIO?

Some states permit particular family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit, but in Ohio, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate must be the party who files the claim. Even though the personal representative will file the case, they can seek compensation for the deceased’s surviving family members.

A damages award can include compensation for some of the following types of losses:

  • Loss of the deceased’s support and services.
  • Loss of the deceased’s companionship.
  • Pain and suffering, or mental anguish, caused by the loss of the deceased.

If you have questions about who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim, contact our dedicated personal injury lawyers in Columbus today to get the facts so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your case.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN OHIO?

Wrongful death lawsuits in Columbus, Ohio, have a two-year statute of limitations. This clock is the same — two years — as the clock for a personal injury lawsuit, but it starts ticking at a different. Whereas a personal injury lawsuit clock starts counting down from the date of the accident, a wrongful death clock begins ticking on the date of the deceased’s death. From the date of the death, a wrongful death case must be filed within two years.

The sooner you can contact our Columbus wrongful death attorneys, the faster we can learn the details of your claim and begin preserving essential evidence that will allow us to set up your claim for success.

Statute of Limitations in a Dublin Wrongful Death Claim 

Wrongful death lawsuits in Dublin, Ohio have a two-year statute of limitations. This clock is the same — two years — as the clock for a personal injury lawsuit, but it is important to be clear that the clock will start to tick at a different point in time. Whereas a personal injury lawsuit clock begins ticking on the date of the accident, a wrongful death clock begins ticking on the date of the deceased’s death. From the date of the death, a wrongful death case must be filed within two years.

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CONTACT OUR SKILLED WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEYS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO TODAY

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by negligence in Ohio, contact our dedicated Columbus wrongful death attorneys today. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.

Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing the individualized needs of each client with personalized attention. We handle every case with confidence, courage, and determination. Please call us at (614) 756-6774 or fill out a Contact Us form so we can be in touch as soon as possible – let’s get started on your claim today.