Required

Toledo Car Accident Wrongful Death Claims

Fatal car accidents are something that you see on the news all of the time and always think of how tragic such a situation would be, but you never think it would happen to one of your loved ones.

Losing a family member suddenly in an accident is an extremely difficult thing to deal with.  There is not a period of time that you have to prepare for such a life-changing tragedy, and then you must react quickly to get affairs in order after. It is a whirlwind of activity that no one wants to experience and a Toledo wrongful death lawyer can help.

Fatal Car Accidents

If your family member was killed in a car accident that was due to the fault of another driver or individual, you also have legal issues to address. When the death of an individual is the result of another’s wrongdoing or negligence, a wrongful death claim can be filed. This would allow the survivors of the person who was in the accident to receive damages for the following:

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

If you and your family would like to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one, you would call a wrongful death lawyer. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years, which means that the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the death of your loved one. However, our office recommends family members seek legal guidance soon after the accident.

We recommend addressing the wrongful death lawsuit sooner rather than later because if you wait two years to file a claim, there is a possibility that some of the evidence needed to defend the case could be lost or destroyed. You also risk losing any witness statements that could help your wrongful death case, which is why it is best to contact a lawyer to help your family as soon as possible.

Gaining Legal Assistance

Ohio law allows the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate to bring on the claim. This means that whoever is the executor or administrator of your loved one’s estate would be able to do this. The wrongful death claim is then brought against the person or entity whose negligence caused your loved one’s death.

If you are thinking of filing a wrongful death lawsuit after losing your loved one in a tragic vehicle accident, please call our office for more information. We will help you to understand your options, the legal process involved with wrongful death claims, and we will answer the questions that you have related to the case.

    FREE CASE CONSULTATION

    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC

    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    N/a
    Kings Pointe Road
    Kings Pointe Road
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    7659 Kings Pointe Road
    Suite B

    Toledo Ohio  43617 (419)-845-8535
    Saline
    Saline
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    1705 Woodland Dr E
    Suite 205

    Saline Michigan  48176 (734)-472-4882
    Holland
    Holland
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    1500 Timberwolf
    Holland Ohio  43528 (419) 823-9733
    Toledo
    Toledo
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    405 Madison Avenue
    PNC Bank Building Suite 1200

    Toledo OH  43604 (419) 241-1395
    Defiance
    Defiance
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    1012 Ralston Ave
    Suite C1

    Defiance OH  43512 (419) 963-3258
    Fremont
    Fremont
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    219 S. Front St.
    Suite 105

    Fremont OH  43420 (419) 823-9733
    Bowling Green
    Bowling Green
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    121 E. Wooster Street
    Suite 255

    Bowling Green OH  43402 (419) 241-1395
    Swanton
    Swanton
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    10725 Airport Highway
    Swanton OH  43558 (877) 230-6690
    West Unity
    West Unity
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    123 E. Jackson Street
    West Unity OH  43570 (877) 230-6690
    Findlay
    Findlay
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    612 South Main Street
    Suite 107

    Findlay OH  45840 (419) 255-0573
    Lima
    Lima
    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
    114 N West St
    #203

    Lima OH  45801 (877) 235-0670