If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity, please accept our deepest condolences. We know this is an incredibly tough time for you and your family, and we are ready to help. At Paulozzi LPA, our compassionate inexperienced team will investigate what happened to your loved one and work to secure the compensation that you are entitled to. Let our wrongful death attorneys get to work today.

Who can file wrongful death claims?

Ohio law states that the following people can bring a wrongful death claim against a negligent party:

  • A surviving spouse
  • Any surviving children, including adopted children
  • Surviving parents

Other family members, such as the deceased’s siblings or grandparents, can only recover damages if they can demonstrate that they have suffered compensable losses due to death.

How long do you have to file a wrongful death claim?

Ohio law specifies a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims. This means that surviving family members must file their claim within two years from the date of their loved one’s death. In cases where a person’s death was caused by a dangerous or defective product, the statute of limitations may be extended to up to 10 years after the date of death.

Due to the timeframes put in place for these cases, it is vital that you speak to a Youngstown wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

What causes wrongful death?

There are many different ways that a wrongful death case can arise. Our Youngstown wrongful death lawyers commonly see the following lead to wrongful death claims:

  • Car Accidents
  • Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Mistakes
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Accidents on Other People’s Property (Premises Liability)
    • Criminal Activity (including unintentional deaths arising from criminal acts)

This is not a complete list of all the ways a wrongful death case can arise. You should always consult with an attorney about your particular case.

We are ready to get to work on your case

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to significant compensation for what has happened. At Paulozzi LPA, you can count on our compassionate and devoted attorneys to investigate every aspect of what happened to your loved one. Our goal is to secure the following:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Cost of pre-death medical care
  • Loss of support, based on the compensation the deceased would likely have earned in their lifetime had they lived
  • Loss of services provided by the deceased, including housework, childcare, yard work, etc.
  • Loss of companionship, care, counsel, guidance, instruction, and more than the deceased would have provided over their lifetime
  • Possible punitive damages against anyone responsible for your loved one’s death

We know that no amount of money will erase your pain or change what happened. However, the wrongful death case can help bring closure to you and your family. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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