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Kentucky & Tennessee 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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:

WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT IN KENTUCKY & TENNESSEE?

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.

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 in Kentucky & Tennessee 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 in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the nation.