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Cleveland Wrongful Death Attorney, Ryan LLP, Will Protect Your Family’s Rights

wrongful death case in ohioHave you or your loved ones recently suffered from the loss of life due to a wrongful death? Are you in the greater Cleveland are and considering taking legal action to pursue fair financial recovery? Don’t trust your case to just any wrongful death law firm. The Cleveland wrongful death legal team at Ryan LLP focuses on cases that are similar to your own. We can provide guidance on how best to protect and strengthen your case for fair and complete compensation.  

We handle many wrongful death cases and lawsuits and provide years of expert experience to help you receive fair compensation for your loss. We have handled thousands of cases successfully for our clients in Cuyahoga County and have recovered millions of dollars for victims’ families and loved ones. Call us today at 877-864-9495 to learn about what we can do for you. You also may use our evaluation form to schedule a free case evaluation with an Ohio wrongful death attorney.

 Act Now to Get the Help You Need for Your Wrongful Death Claim!

Our injury lawyers understand that the value of your loss cannot be measured financially. You may face mounting medical bills, funeral costs, time away from work, and a host of other financial and emotional strains. We will work with you to determine a fair and comprehensive claim that takes into account all of your financial and emotional losses.

A fair settlement may include:

  • Medical and hospital bills (including emergency care);
  • Lost income (both past and future income, including your injuries’ impact on your ability to continue working or advance in your chosen field);
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Compensation to address funeral and burial expenses; and
  • Other expenses (grieving or having to pay someone to help you maintain your household).
  • Loss of financial support from the reasonably expected earning capacity of the deceased;
  • Loss of services of the deceased;
  • Loss of the society of the deceased, including loss of companionship, consortium, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, and education, suffered by the surviving spouse, dependent children, parents, or next of kin of the deceased;
  • Loss of prospective inheritance to the deceased’s heirs at law at the time of the deceased’s death; and
  • The mental anguish incurred by the surviving spouse, dependent children, parents, or next of kin of the deceased. Each case is unique. We cannot offer an estimate on the value of your claim without talking to you about the details of your accident and consulting experts to determine the full extent of your losses. Call us now to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

We Will Fight for Fair Financial Recovery in a Wrongful Death Action!

Your wrongful death case demands a lawyer with the skills and know-how to maximize the value of your claim – either by settlement or trial.

Before you hire a wrongful death attorney in Ohio, ask these questions:

  • Do you focus on wrongful death incidents like mine?
  • Do you have a history of significant verdicts and settlements in similar cases?
  • Does your firm routinely secure verdicts that far surpass the initial settlement offer?

These questions help you gauge a law firm’s track record and case history. You also should feel comfortable asking for client testimonials and other examples of a firm’s rate of success.

Get Help Now from a Cleveland Wrongful Death Attorney – Call Ryan, LLP!

The Cleveland-based wrongful death lawyers at Ryan, LLP help clients in the greater Cuyahoga County area. Learn more about what we can do for you. Call today at 877-864-9495, or complete our contact form to schedule your free consultation.

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Cleveland

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Cleveland

The loss of a loved one can create mental, emotional and financial strain for surviving family members. In cases where this loss is associated with the wrongful acts of another individual, a wrongful death claim may be necessary to obtain the compensation to which the survivors are entitled.  The process can be complex and may require presentation of the case to more than one court.  Securing the services of an…

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Average Funeral Cost in Cleveland

Average Funeral Cost in Cleveland

Losing a loved one can be an extremely traumatizing experience, leaving you with an absence that no one else can fill. Unfortunately, if you plan on holding a funeral to commemorate your loved one, you may face covering the costs of the entire event and all of its specifics.  According to statistics provided by the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral in 2012 was between $7,045…

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Loss of Income in Cleveland Wrongful Death Claim

Loss of Income in Cleveland Wrongful Death Claim

The loss of life of a loved one in an accident can leave a family feeling devastated. And it can truly disrupt a family's financial stability if the deceased was a major contributor to the family’s finances. Families who lose a loved one due to another party’s negligent or reckless actions may pursue a wrongful death claim against that party. Among the damages they may seek are those for lost…

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Wrongful Death Claim | Negligence Caused Child Death

Wrongful Death Claim | Negligence Caused Child Death

There’s no way to describe the pain parents feel when a child dies. Learning another party's negligent actions caused the child's death can make the situation all the more tragic. Parents who lost a child under these circumstances can file wrongful death negligence claim against the liable party. Below is an overview of wrongful death claims after a child's death.

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Cap on wrongful death damages?

Cap on wrongful death damages?

Unlike some states that impose a cap on the amount of noneconomic damages recoverable in a wrongful death action, the state of Ohio does not have a cap on wrongful death damages. This is per Ohio Constitution Article 1, §19a, which specifically states that damages recoverable by civil actions after wrongful death "shall not be limited by law."  However, the courts must determine a fair amount of compensation based on…

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How Wrongful Death Settlement Distributed to Survivors

How Wrongful Death Settlement Distributed to Survivors

One of the more confusing aspects of a wrongful death and survival case is the distribution of funds for any settlement or judgment that is recovered.  Cases involving wrongful death and survival actions can include complex distributions.  This is because the portion that is recovered as the survival benefit must be distributed according to the decedent’s will, or if there is no will, through the state law on distribution.  The portion…

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Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim in Cleveland

Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim in Cleveland

Losing a loved one is no doubt traumatic; add to it the anger that comes with knowing the death is related to negligence, and it becomes even more difficult. Surviving family members in Cleveland, Ohio can bring a claim for the losses they suffer after a loved one’s death.  Additionally, Ryan, LLP has assisted families from out of state to investigate the death of their loved one and to coordinate…

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Updating Documents after the Death of a Loved One

Updating Documents after the Death of a Loved One

When a loved one dies, your first few days will be consumed with notifying friends and family members, making funeral arrangements, and simply trying to make it through the emotional turmoil. Next you’ll have to contend with a considerable amount of legal and financial responsibilities, which may include opening an estate to handle all of your loved one's oustanding financial affairs.  If another party is liable for your loved one’s death,…

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Government Immunity Wrongful Death Claims

Government Immunity Wrongful Death Claims

If another party is at fault for your loved one’s death, you can pursue legal action against that party via a wrongful death claim. However, if a public entity or employee is to blame, legal options may be more complex. Governments are often immune from civil wrongful death lawsuits. But that’s not always the case depending on the agency involved and circumstances of the wrongful death. 

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Calculating Damages for Wrongful Death Settlement in Ohio

Calculating Damages for Wrongful Death Settlement in Ohio

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. When that loss is caused by the negligence of another party, it’s often even harder. No one wants to think about filing lawsuits or money when coping with the death of a loved one, but eventually it’s something that families will have to face if another party is at fault and the family is suffering both emotionally and financially.…

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Behavioral Issues in Children after Losing a Parent

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When a child loses a parent suddenly – such as in a wrongful death – it can cause more than just grief. It may lead to behavioral issues, some that require professional help.  Recognizing normal signs of mourning and those that indicate a bigger problem are important so that treatment can be sought immediately. Fortunately, costs of treatment may be recoverable if you’re filing a wrongful death claim in Cleveland…

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Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Loved One

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A wrongful death accident can be especially challenging when children are involved. A child may not yet have the coping mechanisms in place to confront the death of a family member or friend.  Their parent or sibling may have passed away.  These are very difficult situations for any individual, and even stressing upon a child.  This article is a basic guide for helping a child cope with an unexpected death…

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How to Prove a Wrongful Death Occurred Under Ohio Law

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Accidents happen every day – from car wrecks on I-90 in Cleveland to the slip of a scalpel on the operating table. In cases of a wrongful death, no one intends to cause the death of another, but the reality is that without an act of negligence, your loved one might not have suffered a fatal injury. Emotions run high after the unexpected loss of a loved one, especially if…

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How to File Wrongful Death Claim in Ohio

How to File Wrongful Death Claim in Ohio

If your loved one's death was caused by the actions or negligence of another, you may have a claim against the individual or corporation that caused the death.  Section 2125.02 of the Ohio Revised Code stipulates that wrongful death cases have to be brought about by a personal representative of the decedent. When the case settles, the settlement will be distributed to the surviving family members according to the will…

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3 Steps Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Cleveland

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When you’ve lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, Ohio law provides an avenue of legal action you can take to collect restitution for your losses. If you’ve recently lost your spouse, child, or (in some instances) a parent, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit and collect damages. Below are some basic directives to get the process started. For more specific advice related to…

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