Losing a loved one can be extremely difficult and painful. When the individual’s death is caused by the negligence of another person, the situation can be absolutely traumatic. If you are faced with the wrongful death of a loved one that was the direct result of someone else’s mistake or negligence, you are entitled to financial compensation through a wrongful death case. We are happy to provide excellent legal services to those filing wrongful death cases in Kentucky.
Wrongful Death cases can be extremely time-sensitive. For this reason, it is important to ensure that you start the process of filing with an attorney as soon as you possibly can following your loved-ones death. In order to do this, you must have been appointed responsibility over the deceased individual’s estate. The claim must be filed within one (1) year of the individual’s death. The sooner you file, the better your chances are of winning the case.
Wrongful death cases operate much like other personal injury cases, but they are much more serious, as the defendant is accused with the full responsibility of the loss of a person’s life due to negligence or malpractice. The outcome of the case can vary depending on the age and financial state that the deceased maintained prior to their death; the outcome of a case filed after the death of a young person will be different than a case filed after the death of an elderly person who was retired or disabled.
In the cases of extreme negligence or deliberate maliciousness “punitive damages” may be awarded to punish the person at fault for such behavior.
If you’re already facing financial trouble, you may be hesitant about moving forward with legal proceedings. No worries; you will not receive a single bill for our services until after we reach a settlement for you. This is how confident we are that we can help you receive the money that you need and deserve. Give us a call today to learn your options for filing a wrongful death claim. The only thing you should worry about at this time is grieving the loss of your loved one.