One of our biggest fears is losing a loved one, suddenly and unexpectedly.
The pain and loss can be even more traumatic when it is the result of someone else’s negligence.
Our Russellville, Logan County wrongful death attorneys understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one without warning.
You need time and space to grieve, and the freedom of not having to worry about incoming medical bills, funeral cost, or dealing with insurance adjusters.
That is why you need to contact an experienced Russellville, Logan County wrongful death lawyer. We know that while no amount of money can ever replace your lost loved one, it is important to hold the negligent party responsible and receive justice on behalf of your loved one.
We are local with an office right in the heart of Russellville, located at 252 N. Main Street, Russellville, KY 42276.
Unfortunately, traffic accidents account for many of the wrongful deaths in Kentucky and in Russellville, Logan County specifically. Data collected between 1975 and 2017 indicates the following:
Other types of wrongful death actions can stem from:
If you believe your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence, call our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Flora Templeton Stuart today by calling (888) 782-9090 for a free consultation.
Filing a wrongful death claim isn’t as simple as making a phone call to the insurance company. To initiate the claim, you’ll need to meet the state’s requirements and file the appropriate forms in the local district court where the deceased resided.
Our Russellville, Logan County wrongful death attorneys will help you every step of the way.
We start working immediately to get the appropriate family member, spouse, or next of kin appointed in court, without any additional attorney’s fees.
If the deceased dies with a will, the will typically specifies who the deceased intended for the Executor/Executrix to be over the estate.
If the will is silent, or if the deceased died without a will, then the surviving spouse, parent, or other next of kin has preference to file for, and be appointed, Administrator/Administratrix.
Our Russellville, Logan County Wrongful Death attorneys will file for the administrator appointment free of charge to our clients. After appointment, the personal representative can prosecute the wrongful death action and can hold the at-fault parties financially responsible.
Once the case is finalized, the administrator of the estate can petition the court for an administrative fee for the services rendered on behalf of the estate.
No amount of financial compensation will bring your loved one back, but a Russellville, Logan county wrongful death lawsuit can help you recover damages that will assist with the loss of financial and emotional support.
Our wrongful death attorneys get to work immediately by doing the following:
Kentucky law provides the specific order in which the wrongful death recovery passes, after funeral expenses, attorneys fees, and cost of administration:
The purpose of a wrongful death claim is not only to give the survivors monetary compensation, but also to bring about a sense of closure and justice. Damages in a wrongful death claim will vary. Some of the potential damages you may be entitled to include:
It is important to speak to a Russellville, Logan County wrongful death attorney as soon as possible because time is limited when it comes to filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Kentucky.
In many cases, you may have only a year from when your family member passed away to bring a claim for damages. That may also be extended by the date of appointment of the personal representative.
If a loved one died as a result of an automobile collision, that statute may also be extended to two years from the date of the collision.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim is complicated. Failure to file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations period could mean you and your family are barred from recovery.
That is one reason why it’s so important to retain a Russellville, Logan County wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible so they can start working on your case.
If you are concerned about the cost of retaining a Russellville, Logan County, KY wrongful death lawyer, you might be surprised to learn that our wrongful death attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.
That means we won’t receive payment unless you do. As with other personal injury cases, attorneys typically take a percentage of your settlement or jury award as payment for legal fees. You won’t need to advance costs upfront or worry about paying hourly fees.
Our legal team has over four decades of experience helping Logan County families with all their personal injury needs, including wrongful death lawsuits. We are local and we are involved in the Logan County Community.
We offer compassionate yet aggressive representation, and we are here to provide you peace of mind during an otherwise traumatic and stressful experience.
We understand what a difficult time this is for your family, and our priority is to help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible.
We have a proven success rate, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. If you lost a loved one and wonder whether you have grounds to bring a wrongful death lawsuit, let us assist you.
Contact Flora Templeton Stuart today by calling (888) 782-9090 to schedule a free initial consultation. We’re local and we care. We have offices in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Greenville and right in the heart of Russellville, Kentucky, but we travel throughout Kentucky and Tennessee to meet with our injured clients.