The Donahey Law Firm

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Toledo, Ohio

The Donahey Law Firm – Tackling Serious Accidents and Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Ohio

Person standing next to a closed casket, holding flowersWhen a loved one dies in a serious accident, due to a medical mistake, or in some other situation where death was never supposed to be an outcome, this tragedy can cause long-lasting hardships for parents, children, friends, and others who were close to the victim. Additionally, serious accidents that do not cause death but result in severe injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, can be catastrophic to a person’s livelihood.

These types of accidents impact people’s lives indefinitely. The unexpected loss of a spouse can leave a person as a single parent with only one source of income, and parents who lose a child have to endure immense grief. These difficult circumstances require time to adjust, and significant changes need to be made in order to focus on taking care of the family member who was injured, or adjusting to the loss of a loved one.

Things like medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income, daily responsibilities that were once shared, etc., can all make the unexpected death of a family member that much more difficult.

After a wrongful death or serious injury has occurred, it is important to look at your legal options in order to obtain the compensation you and your family not only deserve, but will need in order to move forward and cover any resulting damages or expenses. This means you will require the assistance of a reliable attorney to fight for your rights to due compensation.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Toledo wrongful death attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in all types of personal injury lawsuits, from medical malpractice, to wrongful death and brain injury. Our team is here to help ensure even the most complicated cases are fully investigated, and our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Pursuing A Wrongful Death or Serious Injury Claim

After suffering from a serious injury or losing a loved one unexpectedly, you will need to file a claim to obtain fair compensation for medical expenses, and any other resulting damages. This is why it is essential to reach out to a reputable law firm to get the representation you need.

The Donahey Law Firm has over 50 years of experience helping victims of wrongful death and serious injuries take legal action against those responsible. Below you will learn about some of the various types of cases we handle.


Some of the injury claims we handle include the following:

  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Dislocation Injuries
  • Quadriplegic/Paraplegic/Paralysis


Spinal cord injuries often leave a person with permanent disabilities, such as paralysis. Treatments can include physical therapy, invasive surgeries, medication, ongoing care, etc. Even with the most advanced treatments, spinal cord injuries can still leave those affected with chronic pain, lack of mobility, depression, and other symptoms.

To ensure you receive adequate compensation to cover medical bills and other costly expenses after a spinal injury, it is important you reach out to a qualified law firm so you can receive the best chances at obtaining the support you need.


A bacteria that is found primarily in water, and thrives in warm, damp environments, causes Legionnaires’ Disease. Often, it is found in hot tubs and swimming pools, leading to many situations where multiple people are diagnosed with the disease after being exposed at a common location, such as a hotel or gym. In these cases, health officials will likely investigate to find out whether or not there is an outbreak.

If after contracting Legionnaires’ disease, you or a loved one became seriously ill, or had long lasting medical issues even after treatment, reach out to our team of personal injury lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm as soon as possible.


When there is an unexpected death in the family, especially if it occurred because someone else was negligent or careless, the pain and shock can be overwhelming for surviving loved ones. Dealing with the aftermath of a death can be made even more difficult by resulting expenses, such as the following:

  • Funeral and Burial Costs
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Income
  • Medical Bills
  • Loss of Prospective Inheritance
  • Loss of Benefits (received by the decedent)
  • Loss of Society (including loss of companionship, care, education, the suffering of survivors, etc.)

Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be complicated and emotionally draining for all those involved. If you have reason to believe that your family member was the victim of wrongful death, The Donahey Law Firm will stand by your side throughout the entire legal process.

Our firm respects the delicate nature of these cases, and navigates them with compassion, dedication, and alacrity. Using our experience and reliable resources, we fight for our clients’ rights to due compensation and justice after a wrongful death has occurred.

What are Survivorship Claims

Survivorship claims are able to be filed if a deceased individual suffered significantly before their death due to the incident that caused it. Survivorship claims are typically larger than those filed in wrongful death lawsuits.

With a survivorship claim, any compensation obtained is awarded to the estate of the deceased. The deceased individual’s will, or other estate plans, determine how those awards are divided. Survivorship claims usually inflict monetary punishment on the defendant and are meant to deter similar behavior in the future.

What Constitutes A Wrongful Death

Not every accidental or unexpected death will qualify for a wrongful death claim. The personal injury attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm can help ascertain whether or not you have a case, and outline your options if the case is worth pursuing.

Who May File A Wrongful Death Claim

Those who can file a wrongful death claim include surviving parents, spouses, or children. Occasionally, other family members can also file, such as siblings, unmarried partners, or grandparents of the deceased.

A wrongful death claim can be filed if there is proof that the defendant’s actions caused the victim’s death, regardless of whether or not they had such intent. Most wrongful death claims in Ohio can only be filed up to two years from the date of death, or two years from the date a wrongful death was established.

Contact The Donahey Law Firm – Wrongful Death Lawyers in Toledo, OH

Filing and building a wrongful death case or serious injury case requires a great deal of experience and fortitude. Our lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm are familiar with these types of cases, and we offer clients our dedication, and the resources necessary to pursue their claims.

The Donahey Law Firm has been helping victims of serious accidents and their families obtain due compensation for decades. We work with a number of experts, such as medical personnel, analysts, and researchers to ensure the best chances of obtaining the compensation clients deserve.

Serving Clients Throughout Ohio

If you have been searching for a wrongful death attorney in or near Toledo, Ohio, contact The Donahey Law Firm today. Our team is here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to after a loved one’s death or serious accident.

Reach out to request a free consultation- and if you cannot come to us, we will come to you via our mobile office! We work on a contingency basis, so do not hesitate to call us today at (800) 792-1480.

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