Losing a loved one is difficult. When an unexpected accident causes the death of someone you love, you may be angry, overwhelmed, and confused. If the accident that caused the untimely death of your loved one was due to the negligence of another individual, you should hire an Ohio wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
If you plan to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one, hiring an attorney sooner rather than later will allow the investigation to get under way.
A wrongful death investigation includes looking into the fact of the case, contacting witnesses, interviewing police officers, taking photos of the scene, and preserving evidence. By hiring an attorney soon after the death, you will ensure that the proper steps are taken to make the best case possible for your loved one.
An experienced wrongful death attorney will know how to go about the investigation the best way possible. They may hire a qualified private investigator to ensure a proper investigation, further increasing the odds of receiving the deserved compensation for survivors. Going about this process is crucial and an experienced attorney will know the best investigators to use so you can have the strongest case possible. The wrongful death attorneys at our office have long-term relationships with investigators who have extensive experience in different areas, and we will hand pick the best investigator for your individual case.
An investigator is crucial for many reasons. For example, in one case there were witnesses give differing accounts and the police officers were not cooperating, but our office hired a private investigator who previously had worked for the police department. The police then became more cooperative and additional witnesses were found, further strengthening the case of our client.
If you have lost a loved one due to the fault of another individual and are pursuing a wrongful death claim, call our Ohio wrongful death lawyers at 800.637.8170. By calling our office, you can speak to an experienced attorney about your case, ask any questions that you have regarding the legal process, and receive a case evaluation over the phone, allowing you to get the claims process started immediately. We also offer The Ohio Wrongful Death Book which contains information helpful to anyone who plans to file a claim as it contains information that is essential for all survivors as they go about the claims process. Order your copy over the phone or visit our website.