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Bowling Green Wrongful Death Attorneys

The loss of a loved one leaves a void that can never be filled and the laws are complex. When someone’s negligent act fatally injures another, the responsible party should be held accountable. Surviving family members are often left with steep medical bills, funeral costs, lost income and deep emotional loss. Our team of Bowling Green wrongful death lawyers at the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart believes that the at-fault party should be required to fairly compensate you and your family.

Initial consultations are free and we will visit you at your home or at the hospital if you are unable to come to our office. To speak with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys, call (888) 782-9090 or contact us online.

Why Choose Our Bowling Green Wrongful Death Lawyers?

  • Our attorneys have fought on behalf of grieving families to seek justice for more than 42 years.
  • The recognition our firm receives is due to the compassion and honesty we bring to each case, and we ensure every wrongful death claim is afforded our complete attention and care to get maximum value.
  • We have won over 90 percent of our cases and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients.
Wrongful Death FAQ's
What is the first step in pursuing a wrongful death claim or survival action?

Due to the complexity of the law surrounding wrongful death cases and the statute of limitations for filing, an attorney who has experience in these cases should be consulted immediately. An executor or administrator will need to be appointed to represent the estate which is usually a spouse or other family member.

What is a consortium claim?

Spouses, parents of a deceased minor child, and minor children of the deceased individual may also be able to recover damages for the loss of companionship, mental anguish, or loss of support from the deceased—called consortium claims.

WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH?

Kentucky state law, Statutes section 411.130 states that wrongful death is, “the death of a person (that) results from an injury inflicted by the negligence or wrongful act of another.”

The following incidents are commonly the cause of wrongful death claims:

  • Car Accidents
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Defective and Dangerous Vehicles
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Improper Security

WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY?

The appointed personal representative of the deceased’s estate, chosen before the decedent’s death, may file a wrongful death lawsuit as a representative for the beneficiaries. Compensation obtained will be awarded to the spouse, children, parents of the deceased, or nearest relative.


Common Wrongful Death FAQs

What is a wrongful death case?

If your loved one has died due to the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful act of another, you may have a wrongful death claim. Often these claims arise from instances of drunk driving, semi-truck wrecks, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, or other serious injuries. Kentucky state law allows you to receive compensation in the event of preventable death. Contact an experienced wrongful death attorney at (888) 782-9090 to help you get the compensation you and your family deserves.

What is the first step in pursuing a wrongful death claim or survival action?

Due to the complexity of the law surrounding wrongful death cases and the statute of limitations for filing, an attorney who has experience in these cases should be consulted immediately. An executor or administrator will need to be appointed to represent the estate which is usually a spouse or other family member. Most importantly, do not discuss your case in any way or accept any form of compensation from the at-fault party or representatives.

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

The administrator of the estate, usually a spouse, parent, or another family member, has the right to file claims for the estate itself. We will file for the administrator appointment free of charge to our clients. In some wrongful death cases, other family members may have additional claims. An experienced attorney at Flora Templeton Stuart can help you determine who can file claims and seek compensation for the loss of your loved one.

What damages can I recover in a wrongful death case?

Recoverable damages in a wrongful death case encompass many things. You can recover medical expenses resulting from the negligent act that caused the death, funeral expenses, and expenses related to administering the estate. These expenses are relatively easy to define and seek compensation. You may also be able to recover damages related to future lost income, pain, and suffering, or loss of consortium. These are more difficult to ascertain and might require the use of expert witnesses. Contact an experienced attorney to help you collect everything you deserve.

What is a consortium claim?

Spouses, parents of a deceased minor child, and minor children of the deceased individual may also be able to recover damages for the loss of companionship, mental anguish, or loss of support from the deceased—called consortium claims.

Can I recover punitive damages in a wrongful death claim?

If the death is caused by a willful or grossly negligent act, punitive damages could be awarded to the spouse, parent, or minor child of the deceased individual. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant for their intentional, malicious, or grossly negligent act. An experienced attorney can help you determine if you are entitled to punitive damages in your wrongful death claim.

What are the costs involved in pursuing a wrongful death case?

We handle wrongful death cases and survival actions on a contingency fee arrangement. This means our law firm will not charge an hourly rate, but instead will be paid a percentage of the recovery in the event of a settlement or judgment. The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart will not recover any cost, fees or expenses unless you recover. Call us today at (888) 782-9090, or reach us online.

THE LAW FIRM OF FLORA TEMPLETON STUART CAN ASSIST YOU

You do not have to go through this extremely difficult time for you and your family on your own. Please reach out to the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart and consult with our experienced wrongful death lawyers to discuss how we may help you with your wrongful-death claim.

We offer free case evaluations and are available 24/7 by calling (888) 782-9090 or through our online contact form. We serve those who lost a loved one by the negligence of another.

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