If you have lost a loved one in an incident involving the wrongdoings or negligence of someone else, you may have the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While wrongful death lawsuits can be complicated and emotionally taxing, they are one of the most rewarding cases you can win in court.
Rewards are usually monetary. No amount of money can compensate for the loss of someone you love, but a wrongful death lawsuit can give you and your family comfort in knowing that justice was served in your loved one’s case and the wrongdoer was held responsible.
In all states, immediate family members like spouses and children can bring a wrongful death case to court. Kentucky Statutes section 411.130 defines wrongful death as “the death of a person that results from an injury inflicted by the negligence or wrongful act of another.” Whether the wrongful behavior is intentional or unintentional, family members have exactly one year to bring their case to Kentucky court.
What to Do if You Have Questions About Your Wrongful Death Case
Losing a loved one in an unexpected event can bring feelings of shock and disbelief. Knowing that someone else’s negligence contributed to their death can make it difficult to move forward. Knowing that you did everything you could to see that justice was served can bring closure to your grief and allow you the opportunity to heal.
The Law Office of Todd W. Burris understands that you have many questions about your potential wrongful death lawsuit. Our experienced legal team understands Kentucky wrongful death law and can help you and your family determine if a wrongful death lawsuit is right for you.
We promise to come along side you and your family and work to get you the financial compensation you need and the justice your loved one deserves. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation of your case.