Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Helping Families with Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death cases can be devastating. When a beloved family member dies, the last thing you probably have on your mind is bringing a lawsuit against another, but sometimes it must be done. A wrongful death claim can be brought by the parents, spouse or child of the person who lost their life. The purpose of the case is to recover damages as a result of the negligence of someone who was responsible for that person's death. There may great financial hardship for the remaining family members due to their loved one's death. Sometimes that person was the breadwinner of the family, and now that source of income is gone. A wrongful death case may enable the family to pay for funeral expenses and other costs associated with the person's death.

A competent Northern Kentucky personal injury lawyer is dedicated to serving the needs of those who have been injured by the negligence of others. He will fight for the compensation that your family may need at this difficult time.

Covington Wrongful Death Lawyer

In order to recover damages for the death of a loved one, it must be proved that your family member died due to the negligent acts of another, and that if not for those negligent acts, that person would still be alive. It must also be proved that there were damaging effects to the remaining family members, and that they have been financially affected by the death. Robert Raper has many years of personal injury experience investigating and proving wrongful death claims. His legal team and collaborating medical and forensic experts will investigate the wrongful death of your loved one. He will help you recover the monetary support you need to cover your expenses, heal the emotional effects of the loss and move on with your lives.

Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk Driving Accident

Have you been seriously injured in a drunk driver accident?

Drunken driving accidents are serious business. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), in a recent one year period, 11,773 people died in alcohol-related accidents. Driving while under the influence of alcohol causes:

  • Slower reaction time
  • Reduced coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Decreased ability to determine where one is on the road
  • Impaired night vision
  • Lowered ability to think clearly and make rational decisions

In both Ohio and Kentucky the blood alcohol level for driving under the influence (DUI) is .08% or higher. Even though DUI penalties are harsh, many individuals still drink and drive. Their negligence causes serious injuries or wrongful death to innocent people every day. An experienced Covington personal injury attorney can help you pursue damages on your behalf or for injuries to a loved one for medical bills, lost wages, disability and pain and suffering.

Choosing the Right Covington Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

A former insurance defense lawyer, Robert Raper has many years of expertise representing clients who have been severely injured by drunk drivers. While providing you with personal, one-on-one attention, he will aggressively attack the insurance company's strategy who try to get you to accept less than you deserve. His firm will fully investigate the facts of your case, interview witnesses, review evidence, and examine the driver's criminal and driving records. If there has been negligence on the part of others, such as the bar or restaurant that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver, they will be held responsible. You can obtain the justice you and your loved ones deserve.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Cases

When we entrust a nursing home to care for an elderly family member, it can be shocking when you find out your loved one is being abused. This can include physical abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse and even financial abuse. A Northern Kentucky personal injury attorney should be contacted immediately if you suspect or have evidence of any type of abuse at a nursing home facility. Robert Raper is well-versed in the laws that protect elders, as well as the standards of care and treatment that are expected at a care facility for seniors. He will conduct a thorough investigation of the situation, and aggressively fight for personal injury compensation if an elder family member has been injured by an employee at a nursing home. This includes including wrongful death benefits if a loved one was fatally harmed while at a care facility.

Covington Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

A nursing home is required by law to provide proper care and treatment to it residents, including:

  • Maintaining sanitary conditions at the facility
  • Providing regular bathing and hygiene for residents
  • Providing protection from health hazards
  • Properly feeding residents
  • Providing proper medical treatment

When these rights are violated, or employees at the facility engage in any form of physical, mental, emotional or sexual abuse, a qualified lawyer from the firm can guide you in seeking compensation for the elders' injuries. Benefits that are paid in personal injury cases include medical costs, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. If an elder's injuries resulted in death, you may also be entitled to additional compensation for your losses.