No Death is Right but Sometimes Death as a Result of Mistakes is a Wrongful Death
There is nothing more painful than losing a loved one in a car or work-related accident. Grief can quickly turn to anger upon learning that the accident was caused by the negligent or reckless acts of another. You want answers, and you want justice. At the same time, you need to figure out how to pay for a funeral and handle daily expenses as you move ahead with your life. This is where an experienced and compassionate Wrongful Death Attorney can help you.
At the Toledo personal injury law firm of Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault, we understand the emotional and financial impact that a wrongful death can have on a family. We want to help. While your family recovers from its traumatic loss, a Wrongful Death Attorney from GT&B works hard to make sure that your family’s right to justice and compensation is protected.
To receive a free, no-obligation evaluation of your wrongful death case and to learn more about how we can help you, contact a Toledo wrongful death attorney today by calling us at 419-843-6663 or using our online contact form.
Jonathan Ashton explains what a Wrongful Death lawsuit is and the complications involved.
Ohio & Michigan Law Compensates Families for Wrongful Deaths
In recognition of the emotional and economic damages suffered by the survivors of a person who is killed by another’s carelessness, both Ohio and Michigan provide for wrongful death actions. These actions may be filed on behalf of the victim’s estate, with proceeds going to the surviving spouse, children, parents and next of kin (also known as “heirs).
Compensation that may be recovered in an Ohio or Michigan wrongful death case:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of support (from the victim’s reasonable earning capacity)
- Loss of services
- Loss of society (including companionship, care, assistance, attention, protection, guidance, counsel, instruction, training and education)
- Loss of prospective inheritance
- Mental anguish suffered by the surviving spouse, children, parents or next of kin
This compensation is aimed at providing relief for both the economic and non-economic losses that a family suffers in the aftermath of a loved one’s wrongful death.
Experience & Results
The skilled and experienced Toledo wrongful death lawyers of Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the families of wrongful death victims. We know that these claims can arise in a wide variety of situations, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Medical malpractice
Statute of Limitations
A wrongful death case must be filed in Ohio within two years of the loved one’s death, while the time limit in Michigan is three years. While nothing will truly compensate for your loss, our Ohio and Michigan wrongful death lawyers can make sure your legal rights are protected and secure funds to help you move ahead with your life.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault Today
For more than 60 years, our Toledo accident and injury attorneys have represented families in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan wrongful death actions. As a result of our skilled, aggressive and passionate representation, we have secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for families of wrongful death victims throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Protect yourself and your family. Schedule a free consultation at one of our convenient office locations. Call 419-843-6663 or contact us online.