When a loved one dies in an accident or from medical malpractice, it is often the result of another person or entity’s negligent or intentional actions. Surviving family members should seek legal representation to find out if they may be entitled to compensation to help them deal with the financial and emotional effects of their loss.
The Cincinnati wrongful death lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have the experience and skill to build a strong case to maximize your chances at receiving compensation.
While we understand that compensation cannot make up for the loss of a loved one, it can keep your family financially stable while you try to move forward.
Your initial consultation with our personal injury attorneys is 100 percent free and our clients are not charged attorney’s fees or other legal costs unless we are successful in pursing compensation or a favorable verdict.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death claims can arise from many types of accidents or catastrophic situations, such as:
In order to have a valid wrongful death claim, your attorney must establish that your loved one’s death was caused by some form of negligence. The legal definition of negligence is when a person or entity did not exercise reasonable care in their actions, which caused someone to die or suffer an injury.
For example, if someone dies in a traffic accident, another driver may have been negligent because he or she was distracted or driving under the influence of alcohol. In the case of a defective product, the manufacturer or distributor could be negligent for knowingly creating a dangerous product or not warning consumers of the dangers.
Our Cincinnati lawyers know the laws governing wrongful death in Ohio in detail. We are fully prepared to construct a compelling case that provides strong reasons why your loved one’s death was caused by negligence.
At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, our number one priority is our clients. Your best interests will be at the forefront of everything that we do.
Compensation You May Be Entitled To For Wrongful Death
The unexpected death of a loved one has far-reaching effects on the family members who are left behind. While the emotional damage is the first thing that often comes to mind, surviving family members also lose future financial contributions and must cover the loved one’s final expenses.
That is why there are various forms of compensation that may be available to surviving family members, such as:
- Lost financial support
- Lost income from the time of the injury until death
- Future retirement savings
- Lost insurance benefits
- Medical expenses
- Final expenses, such as funeral payments
- Pain and suffering
- Lost emotional support
If the negligence that caused your loved one’s death was particularly egregious, you may be able to recover punitive damages. This form of compensation is intended to be a deterrent to prevent other people from engaging in the same kind of negligence.
Calculating the amount of compensation that you and your family are entitled can be very complicated. That is why you need a skilled wrongful death attorney in the area who has access to a variety of experts, from psychologists to financial analysts, who can help you determine fair compensation for the damages your family has suffered.
Our legal team has access to a variety of experts and we have a successful track record of recovering compensation for families who lost loved ones due to someone else’s reckless or intentional actions.
Reach Out to a Compassionate Cincinnati Wrongful Death Attorney for Help
Losing a loved one in an accident or other situation caused by someone else’s negligence is always tragic. Families have a difficult time accepting the fact that their loved one is gone forever because of a situation that was preventable.
Families who have been through this horrible experience deserve compensation for the many damages they have suffered.
The Cincinnati wrongful death lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy will aggressively pursue all of the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to obtain fair compensation, we have the resources and skill to take your case to court to achieve justice.
We offer an absolutely free, no obligation consultation with our attorneys to review your claim and go over your legal rights.