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Wrongful Death Attorney

If your loved one has died due to the negligence, carelessness or wrongful act of another, our law firm will immediately travel to you and help you begin putting your life back together. Nothing is as tragic as the loss of a loved one. We can’t take away the pain of your loss, but we can be there for you.

For over forty years, Flora Templeton Stuart has represented victims of wrongful death throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and the nation. Flora Templeton Stuart will personally work on your case and meet with you. You can call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and it won’t cost you anything to see if we can help. We are here to fight for you and we have obtained millions of dollars in wrongful death recoveries for our clients.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

What is commonly referred to as a “wrongful death” is actually two actions in Kentucky. First, the administrator of the estate may file a survivor’s action which is a claim brought on behalf of the deceased person for his or her injuries. The estate administrator can prosecute the same claims and damages (such as lost wages, pain, and suffering, etc.) as the deceased person would have a right to if he or she had survived. Any recovery in a survivor’s action goes to the estate. Second, Kentucky also allows certain family members to file a wrongful death claim and receive damages for loss of consortium (companionship). Flora and her staff will assist with securing any needed court appointments in wrongful death cases at no additional charge.

What Damages Can You Collect

In a Wrongful Death claim, the deceased will be entitled to lost wages, and even if they lived a brief period, pain and suffering. Special damages such as medical and funeral are collected. The spouse and children will have consortium claim from losing their loved one. Flora Templeton Stuart works closely with the family of lost loved ones who are so devasted to ease the pain.

We collected millions in Wrongful Death claims which are often the result of semi-trucks and automobile collisions.

ACTUAL CASE WE HANDLED

Obtaining a Fair Settlement

At the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, not only will you meet and consult with a wrongful death attorney in the initial visit, you can be assured that personal injury lawyer Flora Templeton Stuart will be working on your case. You can call us twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week. Your first consultation is free and we are not paid unless you recover in your preventable death case.

We fight for our clients to recover all the damages they deserve due to a fatal collision or other catastrophic injuries which may be caused by a drunk driver, commercial truck, auto wreck, motorcycle accident, traumatic brain injury, or other personal injuries. You only have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim, so contact a fatal wreck attorney immediately to begin investigating your case.

When pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal accident, our wrongful death attorneys will perform a thorough investigation. We will gather phone numbers and names of witnesses, obtain medical records, collect accident reports, take photographs of the scene, and work to preserve the vehicles and other evidence. Early investigation is vital to a wrongful death case because it gives us the best chance of preserving all evidence needed to make a successful claim.

In a preventable death case, our fatal accident lawyers will fight to collect all the damages you deserve to include: funeral expenses, pain and suffering, future income loss, medical bills, or consortium claims for spouses and children. In certain cases, we can even help you recover punitive damages against the at-fault party when he or she has been grossly negligent or drunk.

Do not discuss your case with the insurance company or accept any form of compensation before consulting a wrongful death attorney. If you accept compensation now, you may be giving up your right to file additional claims in the future. Our wrongful death lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

No fees, costs or expenses are collected unless our client recovers … personal representation, that’s our promise; that’s our guarantee! If your life has been torn apart by a preventable death, call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky personal injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at 888-782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week so we can begin to work for you.

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We have the experience and resources to make a difference in the lives of our injured clients. We are the law firm that cares about you.

Top Wrongful Death FAQs

How can we help you?

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 a preventable death. Contact an experienced wrongful death attorney 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 other 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 can help you determine who can file claims and seek compensation for the loss of your loved one.

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