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Wrongful Death Myths

Most people don’t imagine that they will be in a place to be thinking about wrongful death or hiring a wrongful death attorney near Cincinnati. It is something we wouldn’t wish upon anyone. 

We know no amount of money would ever be able to replace your lost loved one, but it can help ease the financial stress and burden caused by a wrongful death.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of negligent or intentional behavior of someone else, you may have a wrongful death claim to bring on behalf of your loved one. 

Unfortunately, there are many myths about wrongful death claims that may prevent people from filing a claim that they are entitled to. 

Myths About Wrongful Death Claims

“Only a spouse or child of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim”

Many people assume only a spouse or child of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. This is not true. There are many situations where a sibling or parent could also file a claim. 

“Wrongful Death Claims do not arise for deaths caused by accident”

Wrongful death claims actually arise most often by accident. It is up to your wrongful death lawyer to show that negligence, carelessness, acts, or omissions of the defendant caused the accident which led to death. 

“I can’t file a wrongful death claim because we have life insurance”

Having life insurance does not take away your right to file a wrongful death claim. Sometimes, a life insurance payout won’t cover the financial burden of losing your loved one. A wrongful death claim can work alongside life insurance to help you financially recover and carry on with living expenses without your love done. 

“I can’t afford to file a wrongful death lawsuit”

A wrongful death lawsuit doesn’t have to drain your already stressed finances. At The Richards Firm, we offer our clients a free consultation to go over their case. Should you decide to file a wrongful death claim, you are only charged once a resolution or recovery is made in your case. This means we only get paid when you do. This also means there are little to no out-of-pocket costs for loved ones filing wrongful death lawsuits.  

Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Cincinnati, Ohio

We strive to equip you with accurate information so you can move forward in seeking damages you may be owed in a wrongful death claim. At The Richards Firm, we are experienced in helping families seek accountability and financial compensation for their losses. 

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