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Akron Wrongful Death Claims
Some tragedies are unavoidable. But, losing someone in a preventable accident makes it even harder. These incidents leave many Akron families struggling to pick up the pieces.
When fatal injuries take our loved ones, the surviving family members are forced to deal with medical bills and other unexpected losses. However, there are options for relief. For instance, you can recover your financial damages through a wrongful death claim.
With help from the Akron wrongful death lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick, you can secure compensation from those liable for your loss. Whether your case involves an accident in the workplace or a matter of premises liability, our dedicated legal team will do everything in their power to get everything you deserve.
Call (330) 869-9007 to find out more about your wrongful death case.We offer 100% free initial consultations, and there are no costs unless you recover compensation.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is when a person dies in an incident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another. A person might be responsible for a person’s death, even if a criminal proceeding finds them not guilty.
Making a Wrongful Death Claim
Ohio Revised Code 2125.01 gives certain loved ones the right to recover damages on behalf of a person when their death was caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default which would have otherwise entitled the deceased party to compensation had death not ensued.
Types of Akron Wrongful Death Claims
- Fatal Car Accidents
- Fatal Truck Accidents
- Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
- Deaths Caused by Defective Products
- Fatal Slip and Fall Accidents
- Deaths From Medial Negligence
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In most cases, the person who files a wrongful death lawsuit is the executor of the deceased’s estate. However, a family member may also file a wrongful death case.
Those who commonly take legal action in wrongful death cases include, but are not limited to:
- Family members who suffered damages due to the deceased person’s death
- Adopted or blood-related immediate family members
- The parents of a child who died before birth
- Domestic or life partners, including a spouse
- Children of a deceased parent
Ohio Survival Actions
Like wrongful death, survival actions are legal actions that allow family members of the deceased to seek compensation. According to Ohio law, survival actions relate to the suffering and costs associated with the deceased. In contrast, wrongful death losses are related to surviving family members. T
The funds sought through survival actions cover the victim’s medical bills before death. Wrongful death compensation, on the other hand, might compensate surviving family members for other costs, like funeral expenses.
Wrongful Death Compensation
If you recently lost a loved one because of another’s actions, you may be confused and overwhelmed. Filing a claim for your losses can be complicated. The experienced legal team at KNR will help. Let us document everything, identify those at fault, and fight for your family.
We focus everything on getting maximum compensation and holding the right party accountable for your loved one’s death.
In wrongful death cases, financial damages include, but are not limited to:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of comfort
- Loss of prospective inheritance
At KNR, we have decades of experience and a record of success in Akron wrongful death claims. Learn how we secured $600,000 after a 63-year-old retired woman died in a fatal Boston Heights car crash.
We can discuss the options available to you and how to recover all the compensation you are entitled to.
Our Akron Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help
Losing a family member is overwhelming. With intense grief and newly acquired financial burdens, you may not feel ready to take on a wrongful death claim. However, you do not have to do this alone.
The skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick will guide you through every step of the legal process.
At KNR, our Akron wrongful death attorneys will:
- Answer your questions and concerns
- Keep you updated during all stages of the process
- Obtain medical and financial records about the extent of your losses
- Identify the responsible party
- Determine the fair and full value of your damages
- Negotiate for maximum compensation
- Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary
Akron Wrongful Death FAQs
Do Wrongful Death Claims Have time Limits?
Yes. You generally have two years from the decedent’s death to file a wrongful death action. While some exceptions exist, if you file a wrongful death claim after the two-year statute of limitations, your case may be dismissed.
How Much Is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?
Compensation in wrongful death cases vary significantly based on the facts and circumstances involved. While there is no average wrongful death settlement, you can understand your case better and what to expect by speaking with a local Akron lawyer.
How Can I Prove a Wrongful Death Occurred?
To establish that another’s negligence resulted in the tragic loss of your loved, you must meet the following elements:
- The party allegedly at fault had a duty of care toward your loved one
- The party breached this duty by failing to act reasonably
- The breach of this duty caused your loved one’s injuries
- Your loved one suffered damages that you can be compensated for
For instance, if your loved one dies in a fatal car accident, you and your lawyer will need to show that the other driver had a duty to follow the traffic laws but breached this duty by driving recklessly and suffered serious injuries because of the collision. Finally, you’ll have to demonstrate that your loved one suffered financial harm prior to their passing.
Do I Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Typically, yes. Wrongful death cases are usually complex and large insurance companies will likely try to diminish the harm done or their policyholder’s degree of responsibility, so they pay you less. When your case involves significant medical bills and other losses, disputed liability, or to ensure you recover the maximum, you should consult a capable lawyer.
Contact KNR Today. Free Consults.
We have multiple locations throughout Ohio, including Akron, and a long history of fighting for people like you. If you have questions about pursuing legal action after the death of a loved onne in Akron, speak to an experienced wrongful death attorney today. We will do everything in our power to help secure justice and maximum compensation.