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Legal Help for the Grieving
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.
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.
Ohio Revised Code 2125.01 gives certain loved ones the right to recover damages on behalf of a person when a wrongful act caused their death, neglect, or default which would have otherwise entitled the deceased party to compensation had death not ensued.
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:
Like wrongful death, survival actions are legal actions that allow deceased family members 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.
The funds sought through survival actions cover the victim’s medical bills before death. On the other hand, wrongful death compensation might compensate surviving family members for other costs, like funeral expenses.
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.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
You may be confused and overwhelmed if you recently lost a loved one because of another’s actions. 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:
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.
KNR was able to obtain a 1.8 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death case against The Greater…
What Makes KNR Special?
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.