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 You Should Choose Elk & Elk Co., Ltd
- 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
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? 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.
Call (513) 370-5807 Today
A wrongful death lawsuit could hold the at-fault party accountable and provide compensation for your family during this difficult time. Call Elk & Elk Co., Ltd at (513) 370-5807, or contact us online for a free consultation.