Cincinnati Wrongful Death Lawyer
The worst personal injury is death, and surviving family members are often entitled to file a claim when a father, mother, son or daughter dies due to negligence.
A wrongful death claim is a civil action, like a personal injury claim. Unlike all the personal injury claims described in this website, a wrongful death action need not arise from a motor vehicle accident. Such a claim can be filed for any kind of negligent act: a car accident, a slip-and-fall injury, even the act of intentionally killing a person — as was the case in the successful wrongful death claim against O.J. Simpson.
Professional Representation In Fatal Accident Cases
Ohio law provides roughly the same compensation to surviving family members that it does for injury victims who do not die. This includes loss of income, medical costs leading up to death, and pain and suffering leading up to death. In addition, wrongful death claim compensation may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- The loss of the deceased person’s steady income
- The value of services the deceased would have provided
- The loss of inheritance
- The loss of care, guidance and nurturing the deceased would have provided
- The loss of love and companionship
- The loss of consortium
Larry H. Creach works with families and estates to obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. He is sensitive to the loss the family has suffered and can do his work without being intrusive.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, it is important to act quickly to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to obtain maximum compensation for the surviving family.