Slater & Zurz offers something most law firms do not have, or Wrongful death attorneys have been handling Wrongful death cases for over 40 years all over the state of Ohio and know how to handle your case.
The sudden or unexpected death of a family member, whether it’s the death of a husband, the death of a wife, the death of a child, the death of a mother or the death of a father, is an overwhelming experience.
When your family member’s death is a result of the carelessness or negligence of another individual, a business or an organization, it can be devastating and bewildering.
No matter what the circumstances, a loved one’s death lead to strong emotions of loss and sadness. These internal feelings are a natural part of the grieving process. Wrongful death of a loved one may also create feelings of shock, disbelief, anger and extreme anxiety about a family’s future.
Wrongful death can be caused by a variety of events including:
Wrongful Death Lawyers
Wrongful death cases in Ohio can be very complex. It’s important to get the help you need from an experienced wrongful death attorney. At Slater & Zurz LLP, we’ve been helping families recover from the devastating losses of wrongful death for over 40 years.
A wrongful death claim must be filed within 2 years of the date of the death. Only a person who is the personal representative of the person who died may bring the claim. Typically this is the surviving spouse or the parents or children of the decedent. The representative brings the action in their own name, on behalf of the deceased. If the claim is ultimately successful, the proceeds are split between the beneficiaries of the decedent according to their blood relation (consanguinity) to the deceased.
We Help Families of Wrongful Death Victims
If you are visiting this website due to the death of a family member, please accept our sincere condolences. Over the last 40 years of helping clients in wrongful death cases throughout Ohio, we have seen how wrongful deaths impact families. It’s the reason we work aggressively for families that have been victimized by a wrongful death and deliver the results they need to be prepared for their futures, find a degree of closure and move on with their lives.
No amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a loved one. However, it’s important that a family prepares for how a wrongful death changed their lives and their futures. There will be emotional changes and financial uncertainties. Ohio wrongful death laws recognize these facts and allow families to take action in order to recover monetary compensation for wrongful death.
Filing and pursuing wrongful death cases can be extremely complicated and cumbersome. These types of cases require a thorough understanding of many types of Ohio laws as well as the skills and resources to accurately determine and support a fair and adequate value for a wrongful death claim.
At Slater & Zurz LLP, we have been helping families throughout Ohio obtain successful wrongful death settlements and verdicts for over 40 years.
Because every wrongful death case is unique, we offer families free case reviews and free consultations with one of our attorneys who has extensive experience with wrongful death cases in Ohio.
Our free consultations are just that – absolutely free. There are no costs and no obligations to hire our Ohio law firm. Our free consultations are relaxed conversations where you tell us about the details of your wrongful death case, ask us questions and get the feedback and the answers you need.
If you decide to hire our law firm, we handle wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not have to pay any upfront fees or costs to our firm. We earn our fee when and if we successfully obtain a settlement or a verdict. If we don’t deliver you with one of these results, we will not charge you a fee. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Where can I find Slater & Zurz LLP?
Slater & Zurz LLP has conveniently-located offices in Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, Canton, Cincinnati, Ohio. Arrangements can be made to meet with a Slater & Zurz personal injury attorney in other locations throughout Ohio if that is more accommodating.