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Cincinnati Loss of Spouse or Child Attorneys

If your spouse or child has died as a result of someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation for their loss through a wrongful death claim. The pain of losing a spouse or child is unmatched. Nothing can bring back your lost loved one, and the thought of doing anything but grieving at this time can seem impossible. However, a wrongful death claim can be an essential step on the road to healing. Bringing the responsible party to justice can help you find some kind of closure, and recovering financial compensation can keep your family afloat, especially if your lost loved one was the primary breadwinner for your family.

The Cincinnati attorneys from Lawrence & Associates are ready to review your case at a free consultation and guide you through the legal process of pursuing your claim. Our attorneys are nationally recognized and award-winning. We hold an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 from Avvo. We are also listed as a Top 100 law firm by The National Trial Lawyers Association. If you’ve lost the companionship of your spouse or child, contact us at (513) 351-5997 to schedule a free consultation.

Do I Need a Loss of Child/Spouse Lawyer?

In the aftermath of a loved one’s death, you need time to grieve with your remaining family members. If you unexpectedly lost your spouse, you may now be struggling to stay financially secure. In this overwhelming time, you don’t want to add to your stress by trying to pursue a lawsuit on your own. However, the settlement you can secure from a wrongful death claim can be essential for the wellbeing of your family. To recover this compensation without adding stress to your plate, hire a lawyer to help.

Proving damages in a wrongful death claim can be difficult. Many damages you are entitled to in a wrongful death claim are speculative, such as money your spouse might have earned in the future, and loss of companionship. An experienced loss of child/loss of spouse attorney will know what evidence is relevant and effective to prove your right to compensation for loss of consortium. People who retain attorneys typically receive greater compensation than those who attempt to pursue their claims on their own.

Why Choose Lawrence & Associates to Handle My Case?

The attorneys of Lawrence & Associates are dedicated to helping the families of accident victims get the compensation they need to get their lives back to normal. We’ve helped numerous families obtain justice when they’ve unexpectedly lost family members. We provide aggressive and experienced legal representation to our clients, and have won millions of dollars in compensation over the years.

At Lawrence & Associates, we pride ourselves on our reputation for excellent customer service. You can expect your attorney to be caring, informative, and responsible. We never charge you for the initial consultation on your case, and if we accept your case on contingency you owe us nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you. We strive to be responsive and helpful, providing you updates on important developments in your case and providing direct advice about what steps to take. We promptly respond when you contact us with questions and concerns. Most importantly, we will be compassionate advocates for your family throughout our fight to get you the compensation, justice, and closure you deserve.

Types of Cases We Handle

Loss of spouse or child claims typically fall into one of two categories:

Loss of consortium: Damages that compensate a spouse for the loss of their loved one’s companionship, society, support, and conjugal relationship. Typically, the law only recognizes loss of consortium claims filed by married couples; however, courts in recent years have been more open to claims by registered domestic partners and unmarried partners in long-term committed relationships. If you are not married to your long-term partner, we can advise you on whether you may have a potentially viable loss of consortium claim.

Loss of society and companionship: Damages that compensate a parent for the loss of a child’s affection and companionship. As with loss of consortium, loss of society and companionship claims are typically only recognized by parents for their children. However, depending on the nature of your family relationship, other family members might be able to recover the loss of a child.

No matter how you’ve lost the companionship of your child or spouse, the attorneys of Lawrence & Associates stand ready to fight to get you the justice you and your family deserve. Wrongful death lawsuits can arise from a variety of incidents, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip-and-fall
  • Products liability
  • Assault and battery
  • Workplace accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Daycare negligence

As long as your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have cause to file a wrongful death claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Losing a loved one is a shocking, overwhelming experience. You likely have questions about your rights and legal options, as well as how you can get answers from the party responsible. Turn to our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys for the qualified legal counsel that you deserve during this difficult time. We have provided the answers to some frequently asked questions below, and are available to discuss specifics of your case when you call (513) 351-5997.

For loss of consortium claims, a spouse may be entitled to claim compensation for the reasonable value of the services of the deceased spouse that the surviving spouse is missing out on. Such services might include assistance with child care or household chores. A spouse is further entitled to compensation for the reasonable value of the companionship, affection, and sexual relationship of their spouse that has been lost as a result of the spouse’s injury or death. For loss of society and companionships, a parent or family member may be entitled to compensation for the loss of a child family member’s affection and companionship. Additionally, you may be able to recover funds to pay for medical treatment your deceased family member incurred prior to their death, funeral and burial costs, loss of income your spouse would have earned, and more. In any case, it is necessary to provide evidence of your damages. For loss of consortium and loss of society and companionship claims, such evidence is in the form of testimony about you and your family’s relationship with your deceased family member.
You should never accept a settlement without first speaking with a lawyer. Insurance companies and lawyers have years of experience with loss claims, and they know what reasonable compensation for your claim would be. However, their goal is to offer you as little of that compensation as possible. Only by first speaking with a loss of child/loss of spouse attorney will you know if the settlement you’ve been offered is fair and reasonable compensation.
When you hire the loss of child/loss of spouse attorneys of Lawrence & Associates, we can accept your case on a contingency basis. That means you do not have to pay us a thing unless we obtain a recovery for you. If we get you a settlement or a favorable judgment at trial, our attorney’s fees, case expenses, and court costs will be paid from the recovery we obtain for you. In the unlikely event that we are unable to recover any compensation for you, you will never owe us anything.
The loss of child/loss of spouse attorneys at Lawrence & Associates will work as efficiently as possible to resolve your claim. In cases where all parties agree upon liability, it may be possible to quickly come to a settlement. However, if the parties contest liability, it may be necessary to take your claim to court. In those cases, we will work as quickly as the court system allows, but your case will likely take months.

The Loss of Child/Spouse Lawyers at Lawrence & Associates Stand Ready to Fight for You

When your spouse or child is killed due to someone else’s actions or negligence, the shock and grief you feel may seem insurmountable. A loss of child/loss of spouse claim cannot bring back a departed loved one, but it can give you some measure of justice. The Cincinnati personal injury attorneys at Lawrence & Associates will work non-stop to get you and your family the compensation and justice you deserve. Don’t wait one more day. Contact us today at (513) 351-5997 to schedule a free consultation and learn how you can find closure after such a horrific event.

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