Wrongful Death Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio
Losing a loved one is always difficult, but when the death was due to negligence the situation is even more tragic. You need to understand your rights to protect the best interests of yourself and your family. Wrongful death litigation is a way to hold defendants accountable, help families recover financially, and provide closure after an accident. At the Columbus, Ohio law firm of Tyack Law, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys are skilled advocates who are focused on maximizing settlements and jury verdicts for victims and families.
As soon as we begin, we will assess the estate of the decedent, appoint an executor if necessary, and address complex issues involving probate. Our Columbus wrongful death lawyers offer you full-service legal advocacy to protect your rights and your family’s interests in personal injury litigation and through estate settlement and probate. You don’t want just any wrongful death lawyer in Columbus, Ohio!
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Wrongful death lawsuits allow the deceased’s family to gain compensation based on proving someone else’s negligence that is responsible, at least in part, for that death. However, wrongful death is about more than the financial benefits; it’s also about justice and holding people responsible for their devastating actions. There’s no way to bring back your loved one, but a wrongful death lawsuit can help grieving families and help them find closure. Wrongful death is one of the most painful things that families can go through, and our lawyers and associates understand how traumatic and life-changing those losses can be, which is why we do as much as we can to make your case and guide you to the most prudent choice.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
There is a variety of wrongful death claims that our team has dealt with. Some of the more common types of wrongful death include:
- Accidents and illnesses caused by workplaces
- Medical malpractice
- Unintentional overdoses or poisoning
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Boating or water-related accidents
- Accidents related to certain products
There are too many potential scenarios to list, but many other situations could count as wrongful deaths.
How to Prove Wrongful Death in Ohio?
To prove wrongful death in Ohio, there are three important factors: negligence, the suffering of loved ones, and a representative of the deceased. What this means is that you have to show that another party is responsible for the death of your loved one due to their negligence. That means that they must have some kind of responsibility towards your loved one, such as a medical professional towards a patient. You also have to show the damages that those left behind have endured. Finally, someone has to be chosen to represent your dead loved one in the case. You can not get damages if your loved one was 51% or more responsible for their death as specified by Ohio law, and you may get fewer damages based on fault.
Questions You Can Ask at Your Consultation
There are many questions that you may have, and the following may be some concerns that you may want to keep in mind when deciding your legal decisions. We’ll help you find the perfect Columbus wrongful death lawyer, but you’ll want to make sure that you’re fully informed and understand what you’re up against. Some of the information has been detailed already, but it helps to ask these questions in relation to your specific case.
- How do I know if I have a worthwhile case?
- Does my situation constitute wrongful death?
- How can a Tyack Law Columbus wrongful death attorney help?
- What compensation can I receive for the death of a family member?
- Who can file wrongful death claims?
- How much is my wrongful death case worth?
- How long does a wrongful death case take?
Meet the Columbus wrongful death lawyers from Tyack Law to have your questions answered. Contact a Columbus wrongful death attorney today! Even if you are unsure about what you want to do, a consultation can help clarify some of your questions and ensure that you are fully cognizant of your options.
Attentive and Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio
In Ohio, wrongful death cases are often complex and sensitive, and Tyack Law’s wrongful death attorneys will remain attentive and available to answer any questions or concerns you have about your case.
With over 50 years of personal injury litigation experience, every wrongful death attorney at Tyack Law understands that all cases are unique, and every client has a different set of challenges.
What Sets Us Apart
Our team at Tyack Law goes above and beyond for our clients. All clients have a whole team rallying behind them. We also know how valuable resources can be, and we are willing to invest in resources as needed. We know that we cannot win cases alone. We often collaborate with experts including accident reconstructionists, metallurgists, electrical engineers, arson investigators, traffic control specialists, economic and financial experts, and medical professionals who can assess the evidence and testify to help us prove liability and damages in your case.
Our team wants to do what is best for our clients, and we are committed to diligence in our work. That’s why we are top-ranked in our field. There’s no better wrongful death attorney in Columbus, Ohio, than the one we’ll provide for you and the whole team that will work on your case.
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