Losing a loved one in a car, semi-truck, or other accident is emotionally and financially devastating.
Our attorneys at the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart are here to help in this difficult time to get our clients the compensation they deserve navigating the complex issues in a wrongful death claim.
In Kentucky, when a family member or loved one suffers fatal injuries and is killed because of someone else’s negligence, damages may be recovered for the death from the person who caused it, pursuant to Kentucky Wrongful Death Statute.
The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, with over 40 years of experience in representing clients in wrongful death cases, has the experience, results and commitment to recover the damages your family deserves with offices in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Russellville, and Greenville Kentucky, we can meet our clients throughout Southern Kentucky Communities.
The experienced attorneys at The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart can also help guide you through the Kentucky probate process.
The probate action is typically filed in the district court of the county where the deceased lived. The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart will promptly file court documents for the appointment of the appropriate personal representative.
Wrongful Death Damages/Compensation:
Kentucky law provides for the distribution of Damages in a wrongful death action to the surviving family members in the following order: KRS 411.130
Kentucky statutes provide that the wrongful death damages pass outside of the estate as listed above, except for funeral and burial expenses, as well as cost associated with pursuing the wrongful death claim. The administrator or Executor of the estate can petition the court for a fee from the estate for pursing the wrongful death claim. Attorneys with the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart will be there every step of the way to guide you through this process.
Consortium claim: If your spouse, child (under 18) or parent if you are under 18 has been killed in a car, truck, or other accident you have a consortium claim. A consortium claim is independent of the wrongful death claim. Consortium means the right to services, assistance, aid, society companionship between a spouse. Either a wife or husband may recover damages against a third person for loss of consortium resulting from a negligent or wrongful action of a third person, pursuant to KRS 411.145:
The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart can help guide you and your family through this difficult time by getting justice for the death of your loved one through a wrongful death claim in Kentucky. Experienced attorneys provide the guidance and support you need in these difficult times.
Please reach out to The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart to set up a free consultation with our experienced wrongful death lawyers to discuss how we may help you with your wrongful-death claim. All cases are handled on a contingency fee with no recovery unless we collect money for our clients who have lost a loved on.