What is a wrongful death under Kentucky law and what does your family need to know if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident? When a person loses their life due to the negligent actions of another person it is known as a “wrongful death” action under Kentucky law. Here in Kentucky, the family of a wrongful death victim have the right to file a “civil” (financial) wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful death actions may be considered after a person is fatally injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, train or railroad, aircraft, train or other motor-vehicle accident. This also applies to accidents at work, construction sites or on the premises of a home or business.
The compensation for wrongful death under Kentucky law includes the cost of any medical bills and final expenses such as burial, as well as the loss of income for surviving dependents. A spouse, parents and children should be compensated for the loss of their loved one’s company and loving companionship, all of the memories they will miss out on and the grief they are forced to endure.
The attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington have represented the families of fatal accident victims in wrongful death lawsuits since 1925. We are the oldest and most established personal injury law firm in Louisville. You can entrust your loved one’s case to our attorneys knowing we will aggressively pursue all responsible parties to maximize financial recovery.
We all know that no amount of money can replace your loved one. Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington will hold responsible parties financially accountable for a wrongful death under Kentucky law. We handle all of the legal details and communications with insurance and the court so that your family may focus on one another, grieve your loss and support each other through this difficult time. There is no cost to the family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis. We invite you to contact us or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation to learn what is a wrongful death under Kentucky law and what your family can do to hold those responsible financially accountable.