Wrongful Death Lawyers in Toledo, Ohio

There is No Greater Tragedy Than A Preventable Loss.

The Ohio wrongful death attorneys at Sawan & Sawan understand that an unfortunate reality of life is that it is certain to end eventually. As a result, the time we have on this earth with our loved ones is the most valuable asset we have. When a loved one has been denied that time on earth due to the irresponsibility or negligence of another, legal recovery is often the only way to obtain some semblance of retribution. You need skilled wrongful death attorneys to help evaluate your claim and navigate the recovery process so you can properly grieve the lost of your cherished loved one.

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While money alone will never be enough to bring back a loved one, it can help to memorialize a life and compensate those who have suffered at the hands of another. Often times, bringing closure to legal disputes surrounding a death is the first step towards a return to normalcy after tragedy. We promise to treat your case with sympathy and understanding, while maintaining a strong defense of the rights of the deceased. If a loved one has lost their life due to the fault of another, please call Sawan & Sawan today to explore your options for holding the culpable parties responsible.

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Wrongful Death Law in Ohio

In Ohio, Ohio Revised Code 2125.01 provides for a right of action whenever: 

the death of a person is caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default which would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued, the person who would have been liable if death had not ensued, or the administrator or executor of the estate of such person, as such administrator or executor, shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured and although the death was caused under circumstances which make it aggravated murder, murder, or manslaughter. When the action is against such administrator or executor, the damages recovered shall be a valid claim against the estate of such deceased person. No action for the wrongful death of a person may be maintained against the owner or lessee of the real property upon which the death occurred if the cause of the death was the violent unprovoked act of a party other than the owner, lessee, or a person under the control of the owner or lessee, unless the acts or omissions of the owner, lessee, or person under the control of the owner or lessee constitute gross negligence.

In essence, wrongful death is when a person passes away due to someone’s else negligence or carelessness. This could be due to the act or omission or an individual, a business or another entity. After a person’s untimely passed, Ohio law permits the remaining surviving family member of the decedent to file a lawsuit against the part that is at fault in an effort to seek compensation.  Regardless of whether the cause of death was intentional, there still may be grounds for a claim. If you have any question about this, it is vital to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

Frequently Asked Wrongful Death Questions

In our 35+ years of combined legal experience in personal injury law, we frequently get these questions from clients that have suffered a wrongful death of a loved one. If you have any additional questions, our family of lawyers is here to help. Call us today to schedule a free, no risk consultation. 

A wrongful death lawsuit is a special type of personal injury claim that arises due the the death of another caused by a negligent, willful or wrongful act or omission of another. Wrongful death lawsuits aim to compensate those family members left behind after a fatal accident for things such as loss of financial support or emotional support. Wrongful death cases arise from all sorts of careless acts – such as reckless driving, medical malpractice, dog bites or dangerous products

This depends on several factors and is often a complex analysis. As experienced wrongful death Attorneys, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan can help you answer this by scheduling a free, no-risk consultation with our team of personal injury lawyers

In Ohio, the decedents family is empowered to bring suit on behalf of the deceased. This can include parents, surviving spouses and dependent children. In the typical wrongful death case, the estate of the decedent is the Plaintiff. Our team of probate attorneys can help with this process if necessary. 

The loss of earning capacity for the duration of a decedents probable lifetime is often recoverable in a wrongful death action – though is typically an area of spirited debate. Additionally, an estate may need to account for income taxes and personal living expenses in coming to a fair and adequate calculation. Our personal injury lawyers can work with financial experts to ensure complete and adequate compensation for families dealing with wrongful death. 

In a wrongful death lawsuit – like most personal injury cases – damages are recoverable for two main classes of damages, economic and non-economic losses. Economic damages are the financial losses incurred as a result of negligence – such as a loss of income, medical treatment and the like. Non-economic losses, by contrast, are monies paid to compensate a family for things such as pain and suffering and the ability to enjoy hobbies and time with loved ones. 

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Dennis E. Sawan

Managing Partner

Licensed in Ohio and Florida

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Dennis P. Sawan

Senior Partner

Licensed in Ohio and Georgia

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Christopher A. Sawan


Licensed in Ohio and Michigan

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Dennis was very prompt in emails, phone calls and helped resolve my case as quickly as possible. I would re-hire him and recommend him to others with no reservations.
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Highly recommend! Works hard and actually does in depth research and analysis on your case. He is great with communicating with you and the courts. I couldn’t be more pleased or impressed with him!! Thanks Dennis!
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I would recommend Attorney Dennis Sawan to anyone seeking legal representation. Dennis was able to walk me through a complicated, daunting process and ensured that I promptly got a great outcome. He was knowledgeable, professional, and thoughtful. Thank you for all of your help!
The range of knowledge and years of experience within this firm definitely has solidified me as a customer for life! You will not find a better attorney or firm in the city of Toledo, or beyond!
Sawan & Sawan Law Firm diligently and professionally provided me with excellent legal services. Mr. Sawan thoroughly explained all of my options and presented a well designed course for action
My review cannot express the amount of satisfaction I have for this team that represented me. Their legal knowledge and expertise is outstanding by far and if you come across this team I highly recommend them for your number 1 choice.


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