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Attorney David P. Drew
3435 Kent Rd., Suite #2A
Stow, Ohio 44224
Akron: (330) 689-1529
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Akron, Ohio Wrongful Death lawyer

Attorney David P. Drew has been protecting the rights of victims in the State of Ohio for the past 20 years.  Attorney David P. Drew understands that it is never a good time to lose the people we love, but when someone close to you dies because of someone else's negligence, tragedy takes on a whole new appearance.  There are many lawyers in Ohio you could hire to handle your wrongful death case, but only Attorney David P. Drew has the trial experience and the determination to fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you may deserve.  

Although no amount of money can compensate a family for the loss of a loved one, Ohio law recognizes the loss to the family members and provides redress to protect the spouse, children and parents of the deceased.

To help the family, damages may be awarded for, among other things, loss of support, loss of services, loss of society, and of course mental anguish.

In our civil justice system, the law demands that anyone responsible for causing the death of another be legally responsible to assist the remaining family members.  Our system of civil justice does not permit the taking of "an eye for an eye".  We do not take the law into our own hands, nor do we seek vengeance. Instead, we strive to find ways to assist those left behind. And that includes obtaining compensation to economically provide for the remaining family members. 

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death can be any death caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person. Motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and construction site accidents are common causes of wrongful death.

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

The Ohio statute governing wrongful death controls who can file wrongful death claims. A wrongful death claim must be brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased family member. This means that the named (in the decedent’s will) or court-appointed executor of the estate must file the wrongful death claim on behalf of all the beneficiaries of the estate.


  • Accidents kill two people and injure 330 others every ten minutes in the U.S. according to the National Safety Council.
  • For persons 38 years of age and younger, accidents are the leading cause of death for this age group.
  • Wrongful death law is an area of law that seeks to provide financial compensation to the heirs of a person whose death was caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another.
  • Wrongful death claims include every type of accidental death, no matter the specific cause.
  • The laws regarding wrongful death cases are complex and include many facets of law. You should seek the help from an experienced wrongful death lawyer.
  • It is vital to surviving family members to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death lawyer to protect your rights and those of your loved ones.
  • The term "Wrongful Death" includes the claims of husbands, wives, children, parents, brothers, sisters and financially dependent children [whether or not formally adopted] when negligence, reckless or intentional misconduct has caused the death of a family member.

You will no doubt have many more questions; call the Law Offices of Attorney David P. Drew today at (330) 689-1529 to get answers.

Attorney David P. Drew  will help you determine if you are entitled to compensation, how much, and from whom.  To protect your rights, contact  Attorney Drew at (330) 689-1529 immediately after you suspect wrongful death.  We understand that you may be grieving, however, the decisions that must be made immediately after an accident are very important, and can greatly affect how your lawsuit is resolved.