The incidence of Kentucky fatal accidents and collisions resulting in wrongful death is highest in Jefferson County each year. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were three times as many people killed in motor vehicle accidents in Jefferson County as in the next nearest county (Fayette). What happens when you lose a family member in an accident caused by someone else?
In Kentucky this is known as a “wrongful death.” Kentucky law provides the ability to hold someone financially accountable for wrongful death. A wrongful death lawsuit must be brought by the estate of the victim of a fatal accident.
No amount of money will replace the loss of your loved one. Our wrongful death laws exist because every life is valued. Your family will never be able to share time or experiences with your loved one. Children must grow up without the love and guidance of a parent. Spouses must go on without the love and support of their soulmate. A wrongful death lawsuit helps to hold those responsible financially accountable, while providing your family some comfort and resources to recover from what has happened.
Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC has represented Kentucky families in wrongful death cases since 1924. In these cases, it is important to contact an experienced law firm as soon as possible. Preserving witness testimony and evidence while it is fresh is one of the most important actions to take. We investigate the accident itself, review police reports and gather all evidence possible from the scene. For the State of Kentucky, wrongful death is highest in Jefferson County and these cases require extensive experience, legal skill and expertise.
We manage all of the communications with insurance companies and work to ensure your family receives the maximum compensation available based upon insurance coverages and Kentucky law. If you have lost a family member in a fatal accident in Jefferson County, or anywhere in Kentucky, call for a free consultation and speak directly with an attorney at 502-583-9701. We will handle all of the legal details so that you and your family can focus on supporting one another through this difficult time.