If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in or around Dayton, Ohio, the emotional pain of your loss would be enough to deal with. But it’s not the only thing you have to deal with. You also have to worry about how your family will get by without the assistance and income of your lost loved one.
A wrongful death car accident claim can help you take care of the practical consequences of your loss so you can dedicate yourself to dealing with your family’s grief.
Compensation Available in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In Ohio, the law attempts to account for all the aspects of your loss. Although it is impossible for monetary compensation to truly make up for your lost loved one, wrongful death lawsuits can get compensation for:
- Lost earnings
- Loss of assistance with household tasks (including home repair, cleaning, child care, and more)
- Loss of companionship, care, education, and more
- Grief and other emotional consequences of death
- Loss of potential inheritance
The amount of compensation for each of these will depend on your relationship to the deceased. Compensation can be paid to your loved one’s estate for their own suffering before their death. The relatives of the deceased can be compesated for the wrongful death. The probate Court , absent agreement determines how the settlement or jury award is distributed to beneficiaries, including the spouse, children, and parents of the deceased and other next of kin.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If your loved one was killed in a car accident, you may be thinking about filing a wrongful death lawsuit, but only the representative of your loved one’s estate can file. If you are not the representative of your loved one’s estate, you will have to talk to that representative about the lawsuit. you can also higher a lawyer to protect your interests.
Lawsuits must be filed within two years of your loved one’s death. Although it is hard to start thinking about lawsuits so soon after your loved one’s death, it’s important to act quickly to preserve your rights.
Why Choose Anthony Castelli for Your Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit
When you are pursuing compensation for your loved one’s death, it’s important that you work with a lawyer who puts your good first, above their own. He is dedicated to the thorough preparation of your case, including helping you prepare for testimony and giving statements when necessary. He will help you express all that your loved one meant to you so that you can be fairly compensated for your loss.
Anthony Castelli is dedicated to improving the lives of his clients, and he will generally not take your case unless he believes you will get more money with his help than without it. He works a contingency fee basis and does not charge hourly
A consultation with Anthony Castelli is free, and carries no obligation. If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident in or around Dayton, Ohio and are unsure whether a wrongful death lawsuit is the right course of action for you, please call 614-438-2672 or click here to contact attorney Anthony Castelli today.