Cooper Elliott Blog topic: Wrongful Death

Cooper Elliott Partners with the Brady Center, Leading to Sweeping Policy Changes for a Major Gun Retailer.

Clients SuccessesFor IndividualsWrongful Death| February 11, 2021

In 2016, Gerri Galliher’s son, Bryan, was tragically murdered by a man who illegally purchased a black powder revolver from Cabela’s. Added to her grief was a profound sense of shock—shock that the killer, who was a violent convicted felon, was so easily able to purchase a deadly weapon. Gerri wanted answers, and she wanted …

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Fighting for Safety and Accountability on the Road: Trucking Accident Lawsuits

For IndividualsPersonal InjuryWrongful Death| April 28, 2020

Pursuing personal injury or wrongful-death litigation after a trucking accident or semi crash can be overwhelming for victims and their families. The process is different than in standard motor-vehicle cases—the foundation is the same, but the significant differences require additional expertise and care that Cooper Elliott is well-equipped to provide. We approach trucking accident cases …

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State And County Fair Safety & What To Do If You Are Injured At The Fair

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| November 18, 2019

For many people, a day at the fair means eating deep-fried foods, looking at prizewinning animals, and enjoying entertainment along the fairway. Unfortunately, the day doesn’t always go that way for everyone. In July 2017, a young couple boarded the KMG Fireball ride at the Ohio State Fair. Within minutes after it started, the ride …

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Botulism Outbreak Leads to Need for Civil Litigation

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| October 11, 2018

The decision to sue after personal injury sometimes involves a complex internal struggle. Even when the damage is obvious, and the negligence and responsibility are reasonably clear, victims may still face questions about whether civil litigation is the right path to take. What should one do when negligence leads to a life-long debilitation? And how …

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Tips for Finding the Right Civil Litigation Attorney

MalpracticePersonal InjuryWrongful Death| April 17, 2018

Most people who find themselves in need of a civil litigation attorney have one thing in common: they are overwhelmed. In addition to facing immediate financial burdens as a result of malpractice, personal injury, or losing a loved one, they are engulfed in feelings of fear and uncertainty, or even intense grief. Amid all that …

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The Boundaries of Civil Litigation: What Attorneys Can and Can’t Do

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| March 8, 2018

All civil litigation starts with a victim, one who has suffered due to another’s misjudgment, malice, or negligence. It’s the job of civil litigation attorneys to facilitate the victim’s healing, physically and emotionally, through compensation, which may or may not involve a monetary settlement. Due to certain limitations of the legal system, there are some …

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Ohio Wrongful Death Attorneys Protect a Widow’s Claim and Dignity

Clients SuccessesWrongful Death| February 1, 2018

This is a story about a tragic accident resulting from negligence. It’s also a story about how safeguards built into the legal process to protect the innocent are abused by those looking to avoid responsibility—and damages—resulting from their own negligence. And finally, it’s a story about our determination to protect our client despite the responsible …

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Construction Errors, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, and the Death of an Unborn Child

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| June 30, 2017

Few things in life are more joyous than the arrival of a healthy newborn baby. But that feeling of joy quickly dissipates when parents learn the awaited day of birth will never arrive. In this case, our clients experienced that grief firsthand. Their despair was only compounded when they learned there was evidence—strong evidence—that the …

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