Coming to terms with the death of a loved one can be a trying and traumatic event for the deceased’s family. Such a sudden accidental death can be hard for families to accept. If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Our team wants to help you hold the at-fault party responsible for your loved one’s death.
A lawyer from our law firm can manage your Dayton wrongful death case, gather the kinds of evidence needed to support your right to compensation, and file your lawsuit by the statutory deadline. Our team at the Fitch Law Firm, LLC, is standing by to speak with you about the case. The initial case assessment is free.
The Benefits of Working with the Fitch Law Firm Over Any Other
When you hire a wrongful death attorney from our firm to represent you in Dayton, you gain access to our team and all of the legal services we have to offer. You should not have to fight for compensation for the death of your loved one alone. Our firm can:
- Investigate the circumstances around your loved one’s untimely passing
- Identify the responsible parties to name in your claim or lawsuit
- Collect evidence to build a firm case
- Outline the type and amount of damages you qualify to seek
- Guide and support you through each legal decision
- Represent you in negotiations, hearings, and other legal proceedings
- Submit all paperwork by the appropriate deadlines
- Fight for your family inside and outside of the courtroom
We never want you to feel in the dark when it comes to your wrongful death case. Our team is here to represent, support, and fight for you at each stage of the process.
How Our Legal Fees Work
To make our services as accessible as possible, we operate on a contingency-fee-basis at the Fitch Law Firm LLC. A contingency fee arrangement means that you don’t have to pay for representation upfront or out of your own pocket. We will front the cost of handling your case and only take payment if we win as a percentage of your award.
Praise We’ve Received From Past Clients
The best way to show our level of professionalism and compassion is to let you hear about our services from past clients directly. Explore some of our Google reviews below:
- “The Fitch Law Firm will always be my go to if I ever need a lawyer again. They kept me updated on everything through my whole settlement. I’ve never seen any lawyer fight so hard for anyone like John and Becky did for me…” – Terri Hiner
- “ Fitch and his team are invaluable! They kept me informed every step of the way and the settlement was much more than I expected. You definitely want them on your side.” – Christina Stickdorm
- “ Fitch and Becky are so prompt and supportive. They value all who are involved in the accident. During a trying time in my life they made sure the lawsuit was explained and that it went smoothly.” – Michael Grear
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Dayton, call 614-545-3930
Wrongful Death Damages We Could Help You Seek
You may be able to seek compensation for many different categories of losses and expenses after losing a loved one in a fatal accident. These damages may include:
- Outstanding medical expenses for your loved one’s treatment
- Current and future lost household income
- Vehicle or property damage
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship or parental guidance
No dollar figure can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, if your family is experiencing financial struggles after a loved one’s death, you may bring a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to seek justice and potentially recover those losses.
To pursue compensation, you will need to assign liability to the party or parties responsible for your loved one’s death. Our team can help you by investigating the circumstances of the fatal incident and determining who may be held liable for their wrongful death.
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Types of Wrongful Death Accident Cases We Handle
Accidental fatalities and wrongful deaths can occur in many ways. Eligible surviving family members may be able to pursue compensation on behalf of their loved one. Depending on how the accident occurred, one or more parties may be held liable for a loved one’s wrongful death.
The following are some examples of wrongful death cases:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidental poisoning is the leading cause of unintentional injury fatalities for Americans. Unintentional poisoning may occur because of accidental overdoses on prescription drugs or illegal drugs. It may also occur as an unexpected side effect of a prescription drug or a combination of medications.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
In 2015, motor vehicle accidents killed over 35,000 people, according to the CDC. Motor vehicle accidents may involve passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, buses, bicyclists, and pedestrians. In fact, the CDC also reported in 2017 that nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle accidents.
Nursing Home Deaths
According to the CDC, one in 10 seniors experiences abuse, neglect, and exploitation at home. Elderly residents in nursing homes may also experience different forms of abuse and neglect. They might become victims of physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and even sexual abuse.
Families who lost a loved one due to nursing home abuse or neglect may be able to pursue compensation from the nursing home, staff, doctors, facility owners, and anyone else involved in their loved one’s care.
Poorly Supervised Group Activities
Accidental deaths, especially drowning and suffocation, are common on school field trips, pools or recreational facilities, and childcare facilities. If you lost a child or another loved one in an area where they should have been properly supervised, you may be entitled to compensation for their wrongful death.
Product manufacturers and designers may be held liable for incorrectly labeling their products, selling products with a manufacturing or design error, or failing to meet industry standards for their product. If you were injured by a product despite using it as intended, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
Construction sites and places of business are required to meet many different worker safety standards issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They must also satisfy various rules and regulations issued by different local, state, and federal work safety bodies. If workplaces do not meet safety standards, they put their employees’ lives at risk of injury or death.
Medical malpractice cases happen when medical negligence causes injury or death to a patient. These cases may involve factors like:
- Delayed diagnoses
- Doctor errors
- Doctor incompetence
- Drug errors
- Surgical errors
- Patient mix-ups
Multiple parties may be held liable for medical malpractice, from the doctor who operated on your loved one to the medical facility owners.
If you lost a loved one to any of these or another type of accident in Dayton, a wrongful death lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm, LLC, may help you pursue compensation.
Speak with the Attorneys at the Fitch Law Firm, LLC Today
We are just a call away, and we are here to assist you with your Dayton wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Start your case by working with a wrongful death lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC.
Call today to learn more about how we may be able to help with your wrongful death suit. Contact us, and we will evaluate your case at no cost to you.