Losing a loved one in a sudden accident or after a long fight with illness or handicap is one of the hardest moments in life. Often the family is left with unanswered questions from physicians and other third parties unwilling to discuss what happened for fear of being brought into litigation. Any wrongful death case may be complex but the Lyon Firm takes pride in finding answers and holding responsible parties accountable.
Finding answers is critical to understanding how our loved ones passed away. When a death is due to another’s negligence or a defective product, there is a legal remedy in every state for the loss.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati personal injury lawyer and Ohio wrongful death attorney who has successfully represented individuals throughout the United States wrongful death cases.
When to Contact A Legal Professional
Following an injury where you suspect there was negligence, a defective product or simply have questions about what may have happened, you should contact and experienced wrongful death lawyer to investigate the matter.
The Lyon Firm aims to provide compassionate and effective legal counsel to plaintiffs and families after an accident or injury led to the death of a loved one. Negligent employers or companies should be held accountable for negligence that leads to wrongful deaths.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
A Cause of Action for Wrongful Death is a statutory creation that allows family members to recover monetary damages resulting from another family member’s death that was negligently or intentionally caused. Wrongful Death is merely a tool to support a claim based on an underlying tort theory such as negligence.
Each State provides causes of action arising for the wrongful death of another person. However, the statutes in each State vary with some degree as to the type of recovery. Some States allow broad recovery for family members and other States limit the recovery to dependents.
Ohio has a fairly broad Wrongful Death Statute. A Cincinnati wrongful death lawyer can assist you in identifying whether you have a claim under the Statute and what remedies may be available.