If you have recently lost a loved one in a fatal accident due to another person’s poor judgment or negligence you may be searching for information on how to file a wrongful death claim in Kentucky. Nothing and no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. However, Kentucky’s wrongful death statutes provide close family such as a spouse, child or parent with compensation for the loss of a beloved family member.
Our state laws require the personal representative or the executor of the estate of the victim to bring the wrongful death action on behalf of all “beneficiaries.” This person must be appointed by the Court and there is a limited time frame known as a “statute of limitations” under Kentucky law for a wrongful death case to be filed. This is why it is important to contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation to learn more about the process of a wrongful death claim and how it will benefit your family.
The specific determination of who qualifies as a “beneficiary” in these cases can be quite legally complex. Questions relating to common issues such as a blended family, children from prior marriages as well as the actual amount to be awarded to each individual require the guidance and insight of an experienced wrongful death attorney.
Established in 1924, Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington, PLLC is Louisville’s most established personal injury law firm. We understand the family dynamics in these complex circumstances and have the legal skill, experience and resources to guide your family through a successful wrongful death case.
There are many factors such as the determination of fault and the presence of insurance which will ultimately determine the scope and value of your wrongful death action. If you are searching for information on how to file a wrongful death claim in Kentucky you can entrust your family’s case to HLH. Our skilled and experienced attorneys manage all of the legal issues associated with a wrongful death recovery so your family can focus on one another and supporting each other through this most challenging time.