Cincinnati Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death can be a sudden, devastating development during an already tragic time. Regardless of the circumstances, wrongful deaths are often due to the negligence of another party, and you have a right to pursue compensation for any all resultant damages. If you or a loved one suffered a wrongful death, please contact Elk & Elk Co., Ltd to discuss your case.
A lawsuit may not fix the wrongs committed, but they can help you seek closure, holding any responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions. Contact the team of Cincinnati wrongful death attorneys for a free consultation today!
Why Choose Our Wrongful Death Lawyers
- We care about clients. We have multiple offices throughout Ohio for our clients’ convenience and will stand by each client until we achieve a resolution.
- You can rely upon us to do what is in your family’s best interests, and create legal strategies around your unique needs.
- We only charge fees if we win the wrongful death case. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, so we do not charge unless we succeed.
How a Cincinnati Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
A wrongful death lawyer in Cincinnati can help you get the best possible results for your case. Instead of settling for the insurance company’s first offer – which may be much lower than the actual value of your case – your lawyer can negotiate fair compensation. Hiring a Cincinnati wrongful death lawyer can protect your family from deny-and-delay insurance tactics. Your lawyer can handle the complex aspects of your wrongful death claim while you focus on your family.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death in Ohio
Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.01 states that wrongful death is the death of one person caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another. The law also gives rules for who can file, how long the claimant has to do so, and more. We can answer frequently asked questions and your specific concerns about Ohio’s wrongful death laws during a consultation in Cincinnati.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
A personal representative of the deceased person’s estate is the only party able to file a wrongful death claim in Ohio. The decedent may have named this person in a will, or the court may assign one during probate. The representative can file on behalf of the estate and surviving family members, including a spouse, children or parents.
Is there a deadline for filing a wrongful death claim?
The personal representative must file an action for wrongful death within two years of the date of the deceased person’s death. Missing this statute of limitations will most likely result in the Ohio courts dismissing the case.
What damages are available?
Potential damages in a wrongful death case differ from a personal injury case. They may include loss of the deceased person’s financial support, loss of services, loss of care and companionship, loss of prospective inheritance, reasonable funeral and burial costs, and mental anguish.
If you have further questions for your attorneys, we can answer them for free during a case evaluation at an office near you. We can review the facts of your loved one’s recent accident, analyze it for signs of negligence or wrongdoing, and help you understand what steps to take next.
Pursuing financial recovery for the wrongful act or negligence of another
Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a death caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. It serves as the basis for a civil lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of the decedent’s heirs.
Wrongful death claims can arise from many tragic situations. Our attorneys have experience with wrongful death from motor vehicle accidents from automobile, motorcycle, semi-truck and other types of accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and medical device recalls, and other deaths from negligent acts.
In most cases, the victims of families bring wrongful death claims in pursuit of compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of services
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Other damages
If you are wondering if you and your family are eligible for compensation under a wrongful death claim, the attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., evaluate your case and explain where you and your family stand.
Industry-leading professionals striving to prove your case
Our law firm has been helping families to recover the compensation they need for more than 50 years. We have experienced, knowledgeable attorneys who have a full staff of assistants and experts at their disposal. Together, we can find the facts and prove the merits of your case, and we’re available anytime.
You can reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Schedule your free initial consultation today. Call Elk & Elk at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) or contact us online.
Do You Offer a Free Consultation?
Yes, call Elk & Elk Co., Ltd at (513) 370-5807, or contact us online for a free consultation. A wrongful death lawsuit could hold the at-fault party accountable and provide compensation for your family during this difficult time.
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