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Wrongful Death and the Holidays

The Holidays can bring about many emotions in people. For those who have recently lost a loved one, the holidays can be a difficult time to navigate. This is especially true for those who lost a loved one due to wrongful death. 

What is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is a death caused by negligence or the wrongdoing of another individual or company. Wrongful death may result from car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, or accidents caused by defective products, although this is not an exhaustive list.

As you enter the holiday season, remembering the life of your loved one, we hope you can find some peace and continue to move forward. At The Richards Firm, as a wrongful death attorney near Cincinnati, we help surviving loved ones move forward from wrongful death year round by investigating potential claims on their behalf.  

We know, that may be the last thing you want to pursue at this time, but let us help you understand how a wrongful death claim can help you gain closure and also hold the at-fault party accountable for actions or omissions. 

Moving Forward After a Wrongful Death

There is no amount of money that can bring your loved one back to your holiday gatherings or replace the memories you shared, but the goal of a wrongful death claim isn’t to place a monetary value on your loved one’s life or selfishly pursue financial gain. The goal of a wrongful death lawsuit is to recover damages and financial loss created by the loss of that loved one, helping you to heal and move forward, recover some quality of life, and to hold responsible parties accountable. 

A wrongful death claim could help you and your family be compensated for expenses like medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, loss of contributions, and even the monetary value of what the deceased person provided their family, whether that be through a job or other services. 

We are Here When You Are Ready

The statute of limitations on a wrongful death case in Ohio is 2 years. This means you have 2 years after your love has passed to file your claim with a wrongful death attorney. There are other potential claims that may be at play with shorter timeframes, but we are here to help you understand all of the implications of your loved one’s passing. We encourage you to take some time over this holiday season to seek support, rest, and healing. You have time to make a final decision on whether or not a wrongful death case is something you are interested in pursuing. 

When the time comes, please know The Richards Firm is here to support you in the legal process. We are passionate about making the legal system accessible to anyone who needs it and hope we can help you move forward into the new year with hope for financial recovery and healing. 

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