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Legal Help for the Grieving
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
KNR was able to obtain a 1.8 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death case against The Greater…
What Makes KNR Special?
At KNR, our 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.