Wrongful Death Lawyer In Covington, Kentucky And Northern Kentucky

Did someone you love die due to the negligent actions of another? Christopher Jackson is a wrongful death attorney and can help. If your family suffered a tragic loss and is facing serious financial concerns due to an accidental death, Christopher Jackson can make a claim for you to help ease the burden. Mr. Jackson has unfortunately handled many wrongful death cases in Kentucky and Ohio.

Wrongful Death of a Minor Child

In a wrongful death action in which the decedent was a minor child, the surviving parent, or parents, may recover for loss of affection and companionship, in addition to all other elements of the damages recoverable in a wrongful death action. Christopher Jackson is a wrongful death lawyer that will work hard for your family to try and help make the negligent party pay for your loss.

Hit and Run Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one in a hit and run or other type of motor vehicle accident, you will need to consider many legal issues. Christopher Jackson has handled many hit and run motor vehicle accident wrongful death claims and can handle everything from the probate court process through the filing a wrongful death claim and lawsuit. Christopher Jackson and his office will be with you at every step along the way so you can focus on your family while we handle everything else.

What Damages Can You Recover for a Wrongful Death?

Whenever the wrongful death of a person results from an injury inflicted by the negligence or wrongful act of another, damages may be recovered, for the death, from the person who caused it, or whose employee or company caused it. If the act was willful or the negligence was gross negligence, punitive damages may be recovered. The wrongful death action will be brought by the personal representative of the deceased's estate; typically by the spouse, parent or child of the decedent.

What if the Wrongful Death is Not Immediate?

Even if the accident does not result in immediate death, if serious injuries sustained in an accident lead to the eventual loss of your loved one, your family is still entitled to compensation.

A family member can make a wrongful death claim on behalf of survivors of the deceased, based on what the loved one would have earned for the family.

  • Wrongful death damages can include damages for the following:

    • Loss of support from the reasonably expected earning capacity of the decedent;
    • Loss of services of the decedent;
    • Loss of the society of the decedent, including loss of companionship, consortium, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, and education, suffered by the surviving spouse, dependent children, parents, or next of kin of the decedent;
    • Loss of prospective inheritance to the decedent's heirs at law at the time of the decedent's death;
    • The mental anguish incurred by the surviving spouse, dependent children, parents, or next of kin of the decedent.

Damages for Loss of Consortium

As used in this section "consortium" means the right to the services, assistance, aid, society, companionship and conjugal relationship between husband and wife, or wife and husband.

A wrongful death attorney like Christopher Jackson can help either a wife or husband recover damages against a third person for loss of consortium, resulting from a negligent or wrongful act of such third person.

Losing a loved one is always hard, especially when it is the result of a preventable accident. Your family has rights, and by contacting a wrongful death attorney, you can make sure those rights are protected.

In order to recover for wrongful death, the death must have been caused by another person or company's negligent behavior; that is, behavior falling below the standard of care a reasonable person (or business) would have exhibited in the same or similar circumstances. In such instances you may be entitled to recover the following damages from responsible party:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Lost Earnings
  • Future Projected Earnings
  • Housekeeping Expenses
  • Childcare Expenses
  • Grief
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Punitive Damages

Medical Malpractice, Aviation Accidents, & Motorcycle Crashes

Christopher Jackson is a wrongful death attorney that can help you with cases such as medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, aviation accidents, and more. Very often, victims of these types of cases don't know or understand their legal rights.

Different laws in Kentucky and Ohio may apply to vehicular accidents depending on the situation. Accidents that involve semi-trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and alcohol and substance abuse may all have very different laws that apply to them. Attorney Christopher Jackson is familiar with all of the differing laws and always stay up to date in an effort to bring our clients the best representation possible. If your family member has been wrongfully killed by one of these accidents, you can trust our expertise in wrongful death law to bring your case the best outcome possible.

If you need a wrongful death attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio, or Covington, Kentucky, contact Christopher Jackson Law at (859) 261-1111 in Northern Kentucky or (513) 861-8000 in Cincinnati, Ohio . If a family member has experienced a wrongful death caused by someone else negligence, Christopher Jackson can help you get the money your family deserves. Christopher Jackson has unfortunately handled many wrongful death cases and is dedicated to providing you with the legal support you need to bring your case to the best and most satisfactory resolution possible.

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NO ATTORNEY FEES in wrongful death cases unless we win your case. That means zero money is due upfront and we only get paid when we win (client may be responsible for court costs).

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