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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Cleveland, OH

Between funeral plans, grief, and the immense financial burden, handling a loved one’s death can be overwhelming. The surviving family members are often left knowing that their loss could have been avoided.

If you lost a family member in a preventable accident, you might be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Our experienced Cleveland wrongful death lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick know how difficult these situations are.

We will help seek justice for you and your family. Call (216) 658-1330 to learn how you can put this nightmare behind you.

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What Is Wrongful Death?

In most wrongful death cases, the family of the deceased seek compensation from the person responsible for their loved one’s death. The basis of the accusation is that the accident was the result of another person’s negligence or unjust actions.

Therefore, a wrongful death lawsuit focuses on targeting the person responsible for another person’s death. Unlike homicides, wrongful death is commonly unintended. Nonetheless, if a person’s death was caused by factors under another person’s control, that party may be held liable.

Accidents that Frequently Result in Wrongful Deaths

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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 is killed before birth
  • Domestic or life partners, including a spouse
  • Children of a deceased parent

Filing a Survival Action

In wrongful death cases, survival actions represent a specific set of losses that can be recovered.

According to Ohio law, survival actions are linked to the deceased, whereas wrongful death laws pursue funds for surviving family members. While wrongful death compensation might include loss of financial contribution and funeral expenses, survival actions include the deceased’s medical expenses prior to death, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Proving Negligence for a Wrongful Death

In any wrongful death case, there are several legal elements that need to be established.

First, you must show that an accident happened because another person was reckless or negligent. From there, you must prove that the incident caused your loved one’s death.

While this may sound simple, it is difficult because large insurance companies often work against you.

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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.

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What To Expect in a Wrongful Death Case?

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

KNR has helped numerous families get compensation for their long-term needs after a loved one’s wrongful death. For example, KNR represented a Cleveland family after a fatal house fire and reached an $82,000 settlement.

We can discuss the options available to you and how to recover all the compensation you are entitled to.

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Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help

At KNR, our Cleveland attorneys will do whatever it takes to help you get the funds you need to move on with your life. Whether that involves examining evidence or investigating, our dedicated team will leave no stone unturned.

With genuine trial experience and considerable resources at our disposal, we can give your case the best possible chance of reaching a positive outcome.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

At KNR, We 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