If you lost a loved one because of another party’s actions, a Bardstown wrongful death lawyer is ready to advocate for you. Compensation in your case could account for your loved one’s funeral, burial, and other related costs. You shouldn’t have to manage a complicated legal case on your own.
You deserve to focus on your grief. Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to listen to your story now during a free case review.
We Offer Help on a Contingency-Fee Basis
After suddenly losing a close family member, you might experience financial strain. You do not have to worry about paying our team any upfront fees or costs to get our help. We handle wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee basis.
We do not get paid until the end of the matter. Our fees will be a percentage of your settlement proceeds or court award. In other words, you pay nothing out of pocket for our services.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Bardstown, call 800-333-9999
We Manage Wrongful Death Cases Stemming from These Situations
We advocate for families who have lost loved ones due to:
- Workplace accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Dangerous products, like tainted medications
- Motor vehicle collisions involving trucks, cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles
- Nursing home negligence
- Medical malpractice
People sometimes think that they cannot file a civil lawsuit seeking money damages if the guilty party got charged with a crime. However, that’s not true.
A wrongful death case is entirely separate from a criminal case. For example, if a drunk driver caused your loved one’s passing, and they’re convicted of a crime, you can still pursue damages from them via a lawsuit.
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An Overview of the Wrongful Death Statute in Kentucky
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 411.130applies to wrongful death actions. This statute allows the recovery of money damages from the guilty party. Only the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate has the authority to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Kentucky. Close relatives, like the surviving spouse, children, and parents, can receive compensation from the proceeds.
In our state, a wrongful death happens when one party’s wrongful conduct causes the death of someone else. The wrongful act could be purely accidental, like a collision, or intentional, as in a crime.
Damages Available in a Bardstown Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit
Examples of recoverable losses in your case may comprise:
- The decedent’s funeral and burial costs
- The decedent’s final medical expenses, such as life support
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earnings and other support and services to the family
- Loss of affection, guidance, and companionship
If the court finds that a defendant acted with malice or egregious negligence, it may award punitive damages. Your wrongful death lawyer in Bardstown will evaluate your situation and explain what types of damages you can recover.
They’ll also determine how much you can secure by reviewing your loved one’s medical bills, employment records, and other supporting documents.
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Considerations After Losing a Loved One in Bardstown, KY
Every situation is different. What you should do after losing a loved one depends on your circumstances. At this time, without meeting with you, we can only offer suggestions that could strengthen your injury case.
We recommend that you:
- Partner with our team as soon as possible. When you have an attorney representing you, the insurance company is not allowed to bother you or contact you directly. We handle all case-related communications, from phone calls to emails.
- Take a recess from social media postings. With so much at stake, the at-fault party’s insurer will turn over every rock it can, trying to find a reason to deny your claim or pay as little money as possible. Any photos or comments you post on social media, regardless of your privacy settings, could be used against you.
- Let your attorney manage all dealings with the insurer. If the insurance company asks you to give a recorded statement, refer its representative to your lawyer. A recorded statement does not benefit anyone––except the insurance company attempting to devalue your case.
We Encourage You To Take Prompt Legal Action
Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.180 notes that you generally have one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit. With so much to do initially after a loved one’s death, a year could pass quickly before you get a chance to catch your breath.
Be sure to talk to a lawyer serving Bardstown before the one-year filing deadline expires. Kentucky law could bar you from ever seeking the compensation you should deserve if you miss the deadline.
Clients Share their Positive Feedback with Us
Here’s a small sample of the many positive reviews we’ve received from former clients:
- “My attorney listened to me. I really believe she cared about my concerns. She took time out of her busy schedule to hear ME. She always responded back in an excellent time frame. Correspondence from her was always professional. I would recommend Julianne again.”–– Leslie M.
- “I didn’t have to worry about anything but getting better after my accident. Mr. Pride and his associates were always available when I needed to talk or had a question. Jason was extremely professional and explained everything I needed to know in detail. I never had to worry about the medical bills and was very satisfied with the end results. I have referred my friends to him. I would definitely call on Jason Pride and his team if needed again.” –– Sabrina S.
- “Tiffany and John are great! Always answer any questions I have. Very nice and get fast responses. They also check up on me periodically to make sure I’m doing okay and if I have any questions. I definitely recommend using them. Issacs and Issacs is the place to go.” –– Melinda A.
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We’re Ready To Start Advocating for You Now
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers has more than 25 years of experience advocating for grieving families. During that time, we’ve recovered $1 billion in damages. Now, we’re ready to put our legal knowledge and network of resources to work for you.
To begin your free case review, call us today.