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.
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.
Once 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:
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.
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.
Call 502-583-9701 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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