There are many wrong perceptions about wrongful death lawsuits in Kentucky. The loss of a beloved family member can be one of the hardest challenges to face in life. When your loved one loses their life in an accident due to the negligence of another person the feelings of grief, sadness and anger are magnified. Here in Kentucky, the legal remedy for the family of someone who loses their life due to negligence is a wrongful death lawsuit.
The family may be hesitant to contact the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Hargadon Lenihan and Herrington, PLLC due to wrong perceptions about wrongful death lawsuits in Kentucky. Some of those misperceptions include:
“It was an Accident” – There is nothing and no amount of money which will return your loved one to the family or fill the void of their absence. Accidents do happen, and we hold those responsible financially accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit primarily against available insurance. The loss of a family member often places a financial burden on surviving spouses and children who were dependent upon that income.
“Filing a Lawsuit Seems a Bit Greedy” – One of the greatest wrongful perceptions about a wrongful death lawsuit is the idea that the family is trying to “cash in” on their loved one’s death. This is simply not true. Accidents and negligent actions have consequences. Your family has suffered a great loss and Kentucky law provides the wrongful death process as path to recover appropriate recompense and financial damages.
“There’s No Rush or Reason to Take Action Right Now” – unfortunately Kentucky places a time limit for your family to bring a wrongful death lawsuit known as a statute of limitations. It is important to collect witness testimony while events are still fresh in their minds. It will take some time to collect and compile all of the supporting evidence and file the lawsuit. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak personally with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys for a free consultation. There is no cost to your family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.