When a family member or loved one dies, the pain and loss are unimaginable and almost impossible to fully absorb. When you lose a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, that sense of loss can be even more painful. Wrongful death statutes allow family members of anyone whose death was the result of a “wrongful act, neglect, or default” to seek compensation.
At Burg Simpson, our Cincinnati wrongful death lawyers have successfully litigated many lawsuits. We understand the agony you are going through, and while we cannot bring your loved one back, we will do everything in our power to get you the full compensation you deserve.
A wrongful death can be caused by many things, including:
- Medical malpractice: Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States.
- Motor vehicle accident: More than 1 million drivers and passengers die on U.S. roadways every year.
- Dangerous premises: Negligent maintenance, construction defects, and inadequate concern for safety can all result in death on a property.
- Dog bites: Although dog bite deaths are uncommon, they are particularly tragic because they are frequently preventable and victims are almost always young children.
- Nursing home abuse: Nursing home residents often suffer in silence. Studies reveal that nearly 70 percent of elder abuse cases go unreported in the U.S.
- Defective products: Defective and poorly labeled products kill more than 22,000 people annually.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, Burg Simpson’s experienced wrongful death lawyers are here to help you right now. Call us at (513) 852-5600 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation form to get started.
Damages in Ohio and Kentucky Wrongful Death Cases
Depending on the circumstances of your particular case, damages could be recovered for funeral expenses, lost wages, future income potential, pain and suffering of the decedent’s loved ones, medical bills, and other causes. For help calculating and predicting expenses and damages in a wrongful death case, it is important to consult with a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer. The team of wrongful death attorneys at Burg Simpson has the experience and resources to help you navigate the legal complexities and recover the appropriate damages from the responsible party or parties.
Wrongful death cases may compensate family members for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits
- Care of a child
- Pain and suffering of the survivors
- Punitive damages
What If the Responsible Party Has No Insurance?
In many cases, there may be other avenues to pursue to receive compensation for your loss. These may include the person’s employer, you own insurance company, or a third party. In cases like this, it is essential that you retain an experienced wrongful death lawyer who knows where to look to find the resources needed to help your family get back on their feet. Call us today at (513) 852-5600 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation form now to receive a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Who Can Receive Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim in Ohio and Kentucky?
In general, the decedent’s spouse, children, and/or parents can claim damages in a wrongful death case. In certain circumstances, other family members may also be able to recover damages. The guidelines can be confusing, so it is in your best interest to consult with a reputable personal injury lawyer to determine who has a legal right to damages in your particular case.
It’s important to be aware that you have limited time to pursue a wrongful death claim. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is two years from the date of the person’s death. In Kentucky, the limit is one year; however, if a representative is appointed for the estate, the time limit can be extended by an additional year. An experienced wrongful death attorney can represent you and help you navigate the complexities of these claims.
Contact a Cincinnati Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
If you have lost a loved one because of someone’s actions or mistake, call a Burg Simpson personal injury in Cincinnati at (513) 852-5600. Remember, time to file a claim is limited. Reach out as soon as possible by filling out a FREE Case Evaluation form right now.