Wrongful death lawsuits are difficult for many reasons. The shock and grief surrounding such deaths can often make research and discussions painful. But here are a few of the questions people ask more often when considering such lawsuits.
Will this lawsuit require me to go to court?
Many of these wrongful death lawsuits are settled out of court, and no trial is required. This is often easier for both sides of the suit, and can avoid a great deal of time and cost.
With some cases, though, the outcome must be decided in court. Knowing this in advance can help you prepare for the possibility of going to trial.
Who will prepare me for the case?
Wrongful death attorneys in Cincinnati will know how to counsel and prepare you, in the event of such a possibility. One of these attorneys will be able to litigate your claim, and can work to get you the monetary settlement you are owed. However, it is helpful to bear in mind that such trials can often be lengthy, and can cost money.
Who can bring such a claim?
In most cases, the wrongful death case has to be filed by a personal representative of the decedent’s estate. This is most often a court-appointed personal representative. If there was an existing will or living trust, that representative may be named in those documents. Usually, the personal representative will pursue the lawsuit on behalf of the decedent’s children (if there are any), surviving spouse (if there is one), or other relatives such as surviving parents, brothers, sisters, or cousins.
Cincinnati Wrongful Death Attorneys
To set up a meeting with our attorneys at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen LPA, Co. to discuss your wrongful death questions – please contact our downtown Cincinnati based law firm to set up an appointment.