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Trusted Lawyers Handling Wrongful Death Claims In The Cincinnati Metro

Right now, your world is turned upside down. Tragically losing a loved one is shocking, and trying to plan and pay for a funeral you were not ready for is absolutely overwhelming. This is especially true when the loss was a result of someone else’s negligence. While nothing can take away the grief you are experiencing, financial support may be available.

Merk & Gile, Injury Attorneys offers you a genuine shoulder to lean on. Our attorneys deliver thoughtful and compassionate legal guidance, and can help you navigate the unexpected processes and financial burdens following the loss of a loved one. We work with personal representatives and executors, beneficiaries and other family members in these fatal accident cases.

Wrongful death lawsuits are often handled in tandem with the estate administration or probate process, and we understand how these very different processes may interact. If your loved one has passed away and you believe you have a wrongful death claim, we can help. We handle fatal accident claims in the Cincinnati metropolitan area and throughout Kentucky and Ohio.

What Does Wrongful Death Mean?

Section 2125.01 of the Ohio Revised Code defines wrongful death quite simply as a death “caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default.” Kentucky law similarly defines wrongful death as a death that “results from an injury inflicted by the negligence or wrongful act of another” (Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 411.130).

Essentially, if someone behaves carelessly, recklessly or negligently, and that behavior causes the death of another person, that is likely a wrongful death.

Some examples may include deaths resulting from:

  • Car and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Dog and other animal attacks
  • Falling accidents including slip-and-fall accidents
  • Complications following brain injuries, back injuries or other serious injuries

We know that, right now, you are hurting and worried. Our lawyers work to help resolve the legal, logistical and financial issues so that you can focus on your grief and recovery. We help ensure your wrongful death settlement covers funerary costs, medical expenses and other needs.

Schedule A Free Consultation About A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Our wrongful death lawyers are trusted and efficient. We work to help you get real support. We work on your behalf to achieve maximum compensation while also offering the emotional support you need. Schedule your appointment at your convenience by calling 513-838-2511 or 859-908-1550.