Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our time on earth is understandably limited, but this means that the time we do have with our loved ones is a precious asset. There is no greater tragedy than when a live is cut short because of someone’s carelessness or negligence. At Sawan & Sawan, our personal injury lawyers have combined decades of experience fighting for families that suffered an untimely loss. As a family of lawyers, these type of cases necessarily take on a personal dimension for us – which means that we fight every wrongful death case as if it happened to us. If a loved one have been involved in a wrongful death, call our family of personal injury lawyers today to set up a free, no risk consultation.
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Wrongful Death Law
If a fatality occurs because of the carelessness of another, the law provides you legal recourse to seek compensation for the life that was tragically taken. For example, if a driver of a car is texting and driving and fatally injures another person, a claim for wrongful death can be brought. Every state in the United States has its own wrongful death statute. Our team of personal injury lawyers fight for the rights of those that suffer wrongful death in Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Michigan.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Suit?
Wrongful Death cases are complex, and adding to that complexity is the fact that the deceased is no longer alive to bring the claim. Every State has specific laws and statutes related to who can bring suit on behalf of the deceased. Understanding these laws – as well as the way that the interface with probate and estate law – is vital to success in a wrongful death claim. In most states, the law permits for the deceased’s spouse, children, descendants, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters to bring suit on behalf of the deceased. f none of these persons survive the deceased, then those persons to whom the estate of the deceased would pass under the laws of intestate succession determined as of the date of death of the deceased may be able to file. In many circumstances, the surviving children are also permitted to file suit on behalf of the passed.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
Every State has timelines in which you must bring a civil claim – such as a wrongful death suit – which is known as the Statute of Limitations. Failure to file a lawsuit within this timeframe often results in the inability to seek justice. Therefore, it is vital that you understand the statute of limitations for wrongful death in your state. We recommend speaking to a qualified wrongful death Attorney as soon as practicable after an avoidable fatality to discuss what statute applies to the situation. Our team of personal injury lawyers offers free, no risk consultations.
Dennis P. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Georgia
Christopher A. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Michigan