Columbus Wrongful Death Attorneys
When you lose someone you love prematurely to a careless accident or a crime, the sense of loss and grief that accompanies the loss of a loved can be overwhelming. When coping with the grief of losing a close family member, it can be difficult to focus one’s attention on financial and legal matters that must be handled. When a parent, spouse or child suffers fatal injuries in a serious Columbus car accident, the mountain of medical bills and other expenses may be financially devastating. If the family member who dies was also a significant contributor to the family’s household income, these financial problems can be even more daunting. The experienced Columbus wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing families that have lost a loved one to careless or intentional misconduct since our law firm originated in 1984.
There are many types of conduct and hazards that may be the basis of a wrongful death action including the following:
- Car accidents
- Trucking crashes
- Rollover collisions
- Construction site accidents
- Falls from scaffoldings
- Defective drugs
- Crime victims
- Medical malpractice
- Busing accidents
- Defective consumer products
- Violent assaults
- Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
- Industrial accidents
- Defective medical devices
- Accidents involving heavy machinery
- Hazardous conditions on property
- Gunshot injuries
- Negligent security
- Accidents involving explosions, electrocution and hazardous substances
- Bicycle-car crashes
If your loved one dies in an accident or is killed by an intentional criminal act like those above, it may give rise to two separate legal claims that are typically brought together in a single wrongful death case: a survival cause of action and a wrongful death of action. A survival action is effectively a personal injury claim that survives the death of an injury victim. The damages available in a survival cause of action include pain and suffering between the time of the accident or intentional misconduct and the death of the decedent, lost income over the reasonable life expectancy of the decedent, medical costs and expenses. The survival cause of action may be brought by the representative of the decedent’s estate and also may include burial and funeral costs. The objective of the survival accident is to compensate the decedent’s estate for the damages that the victim would have been entitled to if he or she had survived.
Our Columbus wrongful death lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been providing effective legal representation to families of those killed in avoidable accidents and to those victimized by violent criminal acts for almost three decade. We know that the financial compensation recovered by a family when someone they love dies can be essential to maintaining the family’s standard of living and moving past its tragedy. The attorneys at our Columbus wrongful death law firm diligently strive to provide reasonable communication with our clients, sound legal advice and effective negotiation and advocacy.
Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has suffered wrongful death, our experienced Columbus wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus wrongful death case. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.