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Wrongful Death Attorney in Columbus Ohio

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Under Ohio law, surviving family members are entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim when their loved one is killed as a result of the wrongful acts of another person or company. If you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of others, contact Rourke & Blumenthal to discuss your legal rights.

Our experienced team has handled wrongful death claims stemming from all different kinds of negligent conduct, including truck crashes, car and motorcycle crashes, medical errors, defective products, unsafe premises, and workplace accidents. We encourage you to visit the Verdicts and Settlement Page for examples of the successes that we have had helping families in wrongful death cases. When we take on a wrongful death case for a family, our dedicated attorneys and staff handle all of the stresses that come with the legal process so that our clients can focus on getting their lives back in order after the tragedy.

Wrongful death cases can be expensive to pursue, difficult to prove, and strongly defended by big corporations and insurance companies. What sets Rourke & Blumenthal apart from most law firms is that we have access and experience working with the top experts in all different fields to help prove the case for our clients, we possess the financial resources to fund significant cases so that the defense does not win the case by simply outspending the plaintiff, and our legal team has handled many significant and complex wrongful death cases over the years. In all wrongful death cases, we aggressively work to determine all of the losses, both economic and emotional, suffered by the family in order to achieve the best possible recovery for our clients.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

According to Ohio law, the “personal representative” of the deceased person’s estate must bring the wrongful death claim to court. The personal representative can be a family member or another person, as long as it is not an entity, such as corporation or business. The personal representative is either designated in the will as the executor or is appointed by the probate court as the administration of the estates.

The following family members can be compensated in a wrongful death case:

  • The surviving spouse of the deceased person
  • Any surviving children, including adopted children
  • The surviving parents of the deceased person
  • Other next of kin of the deceased person

Ohio Wrongful Death Statute Of Limitations

According to the statute of limitations in Ohio, the personal representative has two years from the date of the deceased death to file a wrongful death action. If the representative attempts to file a lawsuit after those two years have passed, they will most likely be unable to do so. To learn more about the statute of limitations and wrongful death law, click here to read our blog post.

Damages in an Ohio wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Loss of income and financial support
  • Loss of the services of the deceased individual
  • Loss of care and companionship
  • Loss of prospective inheritance
  • Mental anguish as the result of the untimely death

If you lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another party in Ohio, contact our Columbus wrongful death lawyers at Rourke & Blumenthal and request a free case evaluation today.

A Proven Track Record of Success

  • $8,500,000 Verdict for Amputation Injury
  • $7,400,000 Accident Causing Amputation
  • $6,500,000 Wrongful Deaths Caused By Arson
  • Record-Setting $6,000,000 Rourke & Blumenthal Achieves $6 Million Settlement
  • $5,300,000 Paralysis

We Come Highly Recommended

Learn what our happy clients have to say about working with our team
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    Mr Timothy Mahler represented me after a personal injury auto accident. He was professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and experienced. I always felt that he had my best interests as the top priority. I was relieved from the intricate and time-consuming tasks related to the accident, free to focus on healing and recovery. He managed the complicated insurance and settlement to the best outcome. His team always treated me with respect. I would highly recommend Mr Mahler and his team. Thank you.
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    I suffered physical injuries and a concussion from an auto accident in December of 2020. The team, from receptionist to attorneys, were nothing less than stellar, professional, kind, and hard working. The accident and aftermath were extremely stressful; but the Rourkes, Michael Senior and Michael Junior, helped me navigate the process while I focused on healing. For me, recovery from the accident was the most important part of the process. While I worked on recovering, Rourke and Blumenthal worked on negotiating a fantastic settlement for me. I will forever be grateful for their help!
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What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

Rourke & Blumenthal is here to help you get the results you need with a team you can trust.

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments - We Will Come to You
  • We Don't Get Paid Unless We Recover Money for You
  • We are Able to Handle Complex Cases that Other Lawyers Can't
  • Attorneys Who Have Been Included in Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • AV® Rated - Top Rating for Ethics and Legal Skill
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