When You Need A Determined Wrongful Death Lawsuit Attorney, We're Here

The untimely death of a loved one can devastate a family. When a family loses a parent, child or grandparent due to someone else's negligence, the anguish and daily hardships can be irreparable. It's important to keep in mind this may have been a preventable and wrongful death.

That's why it's essential you work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to bring an effective wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience getting good people like you the full, fair compensation they deserve for the unexpected, avoidable loss of a loved one.

When Is An "Accidental Death" Really A Wrongful Death?

There is a significant difference between an accidental and wrongful death, which can be illustrated by comparing two types of car crashes. When two cars collide due to unforeseen road hazards, neither party may have been able to reasonably avoid the incident. This situation may be deemed an "accident" and a matter for insurance coverage damage compensation.

Now, factor in that the other driver was intoxicated or texting. Had they been sober or paying attention, the loss of life may have been prevented. When the other party contributes to a death in a meaningful, negative fashion, that can make it "wrongful."

Here are several prevalent types of wrongful death lawsuit actions we can help with:

  • Drunk or distracted driving: A driver's decision to get behind the wheel while impaired or failing to drive safely makes them negligent.
  • Workplace fatalities: Deaths at work are often preventable and caused by company negligence. They rank as one of the highest number of wrongful death lawsuit cases.
  • Premises liability: When property owners fail to provide a reasonably safe environment, they can be held accountable for injuries and fatalities that result.
  • Negligent child supervision: When parents entrust the safety of children to caretakers, lack of appropriate oversight can be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Medical malpractice: When health care professionals fail to follow proper protocol or make avoidable errors, they can be held responsible.
  • Violent attacks: When loved ones seek justice for a violent attack (e.g., murder, manslaughter, assault), it's important to recognize that civil litigation can provide additional remedies.
  • Defective products liability: When manufacturer standards, recalls and warning labels do not adequately protect consumers, companies throughout the supply chain can be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Law Firm

The line between an "accident" and a wrongful death can be difficult to recognize for those outside the legal profession. Reviewing the circumstances of your loved one's death with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys can help clarify whether you should bring a civil action.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, it's important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. This is especially true given that both Ohio and Kentucky have relatively short statute of limitations windows. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, we provide compassionate, determined wrongful death representation. Call our Fort Mitchell law office at 859-781-9100, or contact us online to arrange your consultation today.