Need an Injury Lawyer for a Kentucky Wrongful Death Case?
Nobody expects to get behind the wheel of their car, head out onto the roads only to be injured in a serious accident with a truck driver, motorcycle rider, and other parties who could be liable in a claim. The same can be said for the thousands of people who lose their lives across the country every year. We have fatal accidents in Kentucky every year and, though the state is trying to reduce these numbers, they continue to happen due to the negligence of other drivers. Drivers make negligent actions every day such as failing to stop at traffic lights and stop signs, failing to make left-turns without failure, and failing to merge correctly. Because of this, thousands of people lose their lives at the hands of other drivers.
If your loved one has lost their lives in an accident, where do you turn in your time of need? How do you compensate for the loss of a life that was so close to you? Many people find it difficult to move forward during this trying time, but we don’t want you to wait another moment. We want to help you through this difficult time and gain the compensation you deserve for your extreme loss.
Elements in a Wrongful Death Case
There are 4 elements in every wrongful death claim, which we will take a closer look at:
- Negligence: When a driver does not follow the standard duty of care that they owe to every other driver on the roadways, and it leads to the death of your loved one
- Breach of Duty: When the duty of care is breached in some way, such as pulling out in front of someone without looking or failing to merge without signaling to another driver
- Causation: The negligence caused by the driver was directly related to the accident that took the life of your loved one
- Damages: There were actual monetary and non-monetary losses to your loved one and family due to the accident
Am I Permitted to File?
Many people wonder if they can file a wrongful death claim after their loved one’s life has been taken. The truth is, not everyone has the ability to file one of these specialized cases. If you are a close family member or designated beneficiary to your loved one, however, you will usually be able to bring a claim for losses suffered by the loved one and your entire family. This means that you may be able to gain compensation for important aspects like loss of income to a child of the loved one, medical expenses that they experienced before passing away, funeral expenses that the family is left to care for, and so much more.
These cases are extremely serious but also very complicated as you battle the big-name insurance companies and other party’s attorney while you are still grieving for the loss of your loved one. There are also many expenses relating to these cases, which is where we come in. We want to be here for you, so give us a call today. Retain your rights and work toward the compensation you and your family deserve.