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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.