If a loved one’s death was caused by another’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit may provide you and other surviving family members the compensation you need to cope with related expenses and help protect your financial future. To learn more about the compensation you may be eligible to, reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Cincinnati at one of the top firms in the tri-state area, Young, Reverman, & Mazzei, and schedule your risk-free consultation.
Our Cincinnati personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping families through this challenging time and pursuing the money survivors need for medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, and other damages. If you believe a family member’s death was the result of another’s carelessness, call us today at 800-721-1678 or contact us online.
We welcome clients from the greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas as well as those from Boone County, Campbell County and Kenton County in Kentucky, and Dearborn County in Indiana. Our attorneys offer free consultations to help you understand your options and the wrongful death claims process, and we don’t charge for our services unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Wrongful death is where the death of a person is a result of careless action or wrongdoing by someone else. At Ohio wrongful death lawyers, we make it our priority to find out the cause of the accident and the holding responsible the party who caused the accident.
Wrongful death is one that happens and could have been prevented if the guilty party was not careless, acting negligently, or recklessly. Incidents or accidents leading to wrongful deaths are catastrophic.
Some example of such deaths are:
More information on common causes of wrongful death can be found here.
For a wrongful death case to be considered valid, there must be proof that the death of the loved one was the result of negligence. In such cases, negligence is defined by the actions or inactions that could have been and should have been avoided.
There are places in the U.S such as Ohio where an American has the legal obligation of acting within a given standard of reasonable care. In simpler words, you need to act in a way that isn’t harming other people when it is safe to do so. When someone breaks this duty, it is the point where negligence occurs.
Some of the examples of negligence resulting in a wrongful death are:
To prove that there was negligence in the case of your loved one, the wrongful death attorney is going to look at the evidence, consult with expert testimony, and build a compelling case that looks at every action, inaction, or event that can be defined as negligent. It can be complicated to prove a wrongful death claim in court, but a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer knows how to do it.
For a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed, you need to be a family member or beneficiary who has the legal right of pursuing wrongful death damages and appointed to be the legal representative by the one making the claim.
You can apply or the probate court if you want to be the representative (Also known as the Executor or Administrator), then file the wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased if he/she has the following relationship with the deceased and surviving;
It also needs to be proved that the negligent action or wrongdoing of the person is what caused the death of your loved one.
There are many factors surrounding the case that are going to determine the amount you can receive for a wrongful death claim, with some being the parties involved, the factors surrounding the case, and the needs of the family members left behind.
In Ohio, depending on the surrounding details of the wrongful death of your loved, you can recover damages for;
Our wrongful death attorneys are going to use every possible resource to get the full compensation amount you deserve. We are very passionate when it comes to helping secure the future of your family.
There is no specific amount of settlement for wrongful death, but there are some factors that are going to affect the amount you recover:
Before pursuing a wrongful death claim, a representative has to be appointed first so they can handle the legal affairs of the loved one. A representative will take the responsibility of dispersing the belongings of the one, wealth, and property. This is known as “opening an estate,” and can also involve the administration of the will of a loved one, distributing assets, assign custody of dependents, and more.
For a wrongful death claim to be valid, the death of your loved one must have been the result of a negligent action by another person. In Ohio, the family members of the deceased including the dependents children, spouse, and parents in some instances, are legally entitled to get compensation for the loss.
Any act of negligence can be the cause of a wrongful death claim, and this includes:
The statute of limitations in cases of wrongful death is two years from the date of death of the deceased. However, some circumstances can result in the modification of the statute of limitations. An attorney is going to look at the details o the case to determine the eligibility to file a wrongful death case.
Our team of experienced and accomplished attorneys represents the survivors and loved ones of individuals who lost their lives due to another’s negligence.
We offer free consultations to help survivors understand the wrongful death legal process and to determine how best to pursue your claim. Our attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless we successfully resolve your case. Call us today at 800-721-1678 or contact us online to schedule your no-obligation consultation.
We proudly represent clients from the greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas. We also serve clients from Campbell County, Boone County and Kenton County in Kentucky, and Dearborn County in Indiana. Please see our locations page for a complete list of our offices and directions.