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A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury claim brought by loved ones on behalf of someone who lost his or her life due to the negligence of another. In Kentucky, the law sets limits on who can bring a wrongful death claim.

The personal representative or executor of your loved one’s estate is responsible for bringing the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving relatives. This person must be appointed by the court within a limited time frame after the death.

Wrongful death cases involve important deadlines, which can be short. Take advantage of a FREE consultation to learn more about those deadlines and avoid losing out on important rights.

Eligible Relatives

Louisville KY Wrongful Death LawyerOnce appointed, the personal representative or executor must distribute the recovery from the wrongful death lawsuit to certain surviving relatives, called “beneficiaries.” Generally, the beneficiaries are immediate relatives such as:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents

For many families, the exact determination of who can recover – and in what amount – can be complicated. For example, special considerations may arise in cases involving blended families and children from prior marriages. Much depends on your specific family circumstances. For that reason, it is important to consult with an attorney and learn more about your rights.

Proven Experience Navigating Wrongful Death Cases

At Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, our wrongful death attorneys can walk you through your rights and help you determine the best path for getting the financial recovery you deserve. Our lawyers boast more than a century of combined experience handling wrongful death cases. As Louisville’s most established personal injury firm, we have the resources, knowledge and experience to handle even the most complicated cases.

Our results are living proof of our accomplishments in this area of law. We have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts for clients in wrongful death cases.

Free Consultation: Learn More About Filing A Claim

Call (502) 583-9701 or (866) 583-9701 to learn more about a wrongful death cases lawsuit and specifically, who can file a claim. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, our lawyers handle cases throughout the area. Initial consultations are free, and we handle cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you will pay nothing more upfront for quality, experienced legal representation.

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Louisville, KY 40202
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