Kentucky law provides compensation for the family of a wrongful death victim. What types of compensation are available and who may file a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisville or across Kentucky?
Generally speaking, Kentucky law defines a wrongful death as a loss of life due to the negligence of another person or entity. Our laws provide compensation for the Estate, as well as surviving family members including parents, children or the spouse of the individual(s) who lost their life. The compensation in a wrongful death case can include:
- All medical expenses resulting from the negligence
- Fair and just compensation for any conscious physical and mental suffering or pain before death
- Claim for lost wages or income, especially in cases where the deceased was a primary source of income
- Loss of time, love and companionship between a parent or child
- Loss of “consortium” or the special bond, affection and love between spouses
- Funeral costs and other final expenses
In cases which involve extreme cases of recklessness, negligence or deliberate harm HLH’s experienced trial attorneys pursue additional punitive damages which are designed to punish the wrongful act and dissuade others from similar actions.
Nothing can replace the loss of a family member. A wrongful death action is not about placing a financial value on anyone’s life. It is about providing fair and just compensation for surviving family members and needed financial support for the months and years ahead. HLH Attorneys seek justice and compensation for the family of a wrongful death victim.
Usually our attorneys work with the family’s personal representative or the executor of the estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of qualifying surviving family members. Our clients value the experience and legal skill of our attorneys, the personal and responsive manner with which we interact with all of our clients and the successful outcomes we achieve in their cases.
If you have lost a beloved family member in an accident due to another’s negligence we invite you to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation to speak personally with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys. We manage all of the legal aspects of insurance and the case so that your family is free to support one another through this incredibly challenging time.