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Legal Help for the Grieving
When a person dies because of negligence or intentional harm, this is considered a wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are typically brought by a representative of the victim’s estate. They allow the deceased to seek remuneration for loss of life and additional damages on behalf of the family or other affected parties.
If you have experienced death in your family caused by someone else, call our Canton wrongful death attorneys at (330) 488-1234 to schedule a free initial consultation.
A victim who would otherwise have a personal injury claim is killed because of an intentionally harmful act or negligence constitutes a wrongful death claim. This can happen in multiple ways, in different circumstances, and often as the result of some person or party’s gross negligence.
A person might even be responsible for a person’s death, even if a criminal proceeding finds them not guilty.
Common Types of Canton Wrongful Death Claims Include:
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 or neglect. 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:
In any wrongful death case, there are several legal elements that need to be established.
First, you must show that the accident or incident in question happened because another person was reckless or negligent. From there, you must prove that the incident caused your loved one’s death.
For instance, if your loved one died in a car crash, 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 your loved one suffered because of the collision. Finally, you’ll have to demonstrate that your loved one endured harm prior to their passing.
While this may sound simple, it is difficult because large companies and insurance companies are often working against you.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
Though the deceased party cannot take advantage of remuneration for damages, their family and surviving estate can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Common accidental death damage recovery includes:
At KNR, we have decades of experience and a record of success in wrongful death claims. For instance, we recovered $150,000 for the family of a pedestrian killed by an impaired driver.
We can discuss the options available and how to best recover all the compensation you deserve.
KNR was able to obtain a 1.8 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death case against The Greater…
What Makes KNR Special?
Wrongful death cases are notoriously complex and involve precise legal and technical arguments. With intense grief and newly acquired financial burdens, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, you don’t have to go through a wrongful death case alone.
At KNR, our attorneys do what it takes to maximize the value of your case and get the funds you need. Whether that involves examining evidence or investigating, our team leaves no stone unturned.
With genuine trial experience and considerable resources, we can give your case the best possible chance of reaching a positive outcome. At KNR, our Canton wrongful death attorneys will: