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Legal Help for the Grieving
Unfortunate deaths are often caused by the recklessness and negligence of others. And to make your loss even more difficult, you may now be forced to deal with a serious financial burden on top of your grief. Remember, if you are a surviving family member of someone wrongfully killed, you can take legal action.
Whatever your situation, the dedicated legal team at KNR offers considerable experience and proven success in Franklin County wrongful death cases. Let our Columbus wrongful death lawyers explain the law and how you may be entitled to compensation.
Call (614) 487-8669 to find out how you can recover everything you and your family need to move forward. We offer 100% free initial consults and no costs unless you get compensation.
Wrongful deaths occur when a loss of life is caused by another person or party’s negligence or unjust actions. Unlike homicides, wrongful death is commonly unintended. Nonetheless, if a person’s death was caused by factors that were under the control of another person, that party may be held financially liable for the economic and other harms inflicted.
Someone must file on the deceased’s behalf in all wrongful death cases. In most cases, the person who files the lawsuit is also the executor of the deceased’s estate. However, others can pursue wrongful death claims.
Individuals that can take legal action are:
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
When a family member is fatally injured, it may cause a tremendous financial strain. However, Ohio wrongful death law ( Ohio Revised Code 2125.01) gives loved ones the right to recover damages on behalf of the deceased. This compensation is different than what’s available in a survival action because it represents the damages that would have otherwise been available to the deceased party had they not passed away.
n wrongful death cases, financial damages include, but are not limited to:
A wrongful death lawsuit can be pursued regardless of whether a person is found guilty of harming the deceased individual in criminal proceedings.
At KNR, we have decades of experience and a record of success in Columbus wrongful death claims. For instance, we secured $150,000 for the family of a pedestrian killed by an impaired driver. Let us discuss the options available to you and how to recover all the compensation you deserve.
In Ohio, survival actions are very similar to the claims made in a wrongful death lawsuit. While the financial losses available under the wrongful death laws refer to the deceased’s family, survival actions seek funds for the deceased’s pain and suffering as well as lost wages that the deceased might have earned.
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.
KNR was able to obtain a 1.8 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death case against The Greater…
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Wrongful death cases are usually complex, and large insurance companies will likely try to reduce their policyholder’s degree of responsibility so they pay less. When your case involves significant medical bills and other losses, you should consult a capable lawyer to ensure you recover the maximum.