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Wrongful Death

Hold wrongdoers accountable for your loss.

Losing a loved one is an unfamiliar and deeply emotional experience no matter the circumstances. We promise to fight for you to get justice for your loved one and guide you through the complex legal process.

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We take action and fight for you.

At the beginning, there are a lot of unknowns. We work quickly to protect your rights and find out what happened and why it happened, and to do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Our services include

  • Initial free consultation
  • Investigating your claim
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Negotiating medical bills
  • Obtaining medical records
  • Filing & handling all aspects of litigation
  • Engaging in settlement negotiations
  • Trying your case to a jury
  • Appeals
Wrongful Death Case Types

We excel in complex wrongful death cases.

Proving that a death was caused by negligence can be difficult. We have decades of experience holding irresponsible parties accountable—no matter how big they are or how hard they try to escape justice.

We have established new law in Ohio through numerous cases in the Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio's appellate courts.

$350+ million

Our firm has recovered more than $350,000,000 in settlements and verdicts in death and injury cases.

Obtained the first decision in Ohio recognizing a domestic partner's right to pursue claims for loss of companionship.

OUR RESULTS

We get results in wrongful death cases.

$3,664,186 Jury Verdict

for the family of a man electrocuted by faulty wiring installed by an HVAC company.

$5,725,500 Jury Verdict

for the death of a young mother and injuries to her husband in an automobile accident.

$7,568,795 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees and interest for the family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash.

$2,500,000 Settlement

for the family of a mother killed in a car crash by a drunk driver.

$1,787,108 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees for the family of a motorcyclist killed by a careless tractor-trailer driver.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of man killed in fire caused by a defective home appliance.

$1,900,000 Settlement

for the family of a 4-year-old child killed by a stove that the apartment complex had not secured.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a woman who died after an ER doctor and hospital failed to treat her stroke.

Confidential Settlement

for a baby's death due to inattentiveness by a babysitter.

$1,770,000 Settlement

for a high school student's death arising out of car accident.

$1,000,000 Settlement

for the estate of a tow truck operator who was struck and killed while helping a stranded motorist.

$700,000 Settlement

for the estate of a woman who died in a fire.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

Our Process

What to expect when working with us.

  • 01

    Initial conversation.

    We gather all the necessary information and begin evaluating.

  • 02

    Evaluation.

    Using the information, we assess the strengths and weaknesses of all possible claims and defenses.

  • 03

    Filing the lawsuit.

    This starts the formal litigation process.

  • 04

    Exchange of information.

    This is called the discovery phase and includes exchange of information and documents, and testimony under oath.

  • 05

    Mediation.

    Oftentimes the parties will attempt to resolve the case by using a neutral third-party to help bring the sides together.

  • 06

    Trial.

    If mediation or negotiations are unsuccessful, the next stop is the courthouse.

Take the first step.

Wondering if we can help? The first step is an initial conversation. Leave us some information below, and our team will contact you quickly to gather more information.

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