For most of us, losing a loved one is among the greatest tragedies and hardest experiences we will ever face. The loneliness and grief that accompany such a loss can be overwhelming. This is especially true in cases where you lose a loved one unnecessarily or due to another party’s negligence, which is legally known as wrongful death.
If you are grieving the wrongful death of a family member, a Berea wrongful death lawyer with our firm can help you hold the negligent party accountable. As a surviving family member, you could legally pursue damages from the party (or parties) whose negligence led to the loss of your loved one. An attorney from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight for recoverable damages. We can talk with you about your potential case today during a free consultation.
Why Hire Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers?
The attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers fight for victims who are suffering due to someone else’s negligence. They collectively have 400-plus years of legal experience and use it to help people pursue compensation that allows them to rebuild their lives after hardships, including a loved one’s wrongful death. Our firm has also recovered over $1 billion in damages for our clients.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Berea, call 800-333-9999
How Can Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Help With My Berea Wrongful Death Case?
You must prove that another party’s negligence or reckless behavior caused your loved one’s death to make a case for damages. Our attorney can examine your case’s facts and gather evidence that shows your loved one would still be alive if not for the liable party’s actions or inactions.
Examples of what we can do for you during this evidence-gathering process include the following:
- Interview witnesses and expert witnesses with a professional opinion
- Prepare and serve subpoenas for evidence, including surveillance camera footage if available
- Review key documents, including the accident or incident report, official police report, medical records, and more
Other Ways We Can Help a Berea Wrongful Death Case
Our attorneys can demand access to any documents or witnesses that will help make your case. This is important because the party you believe acted negligently, causing your loved one’s preventable death, is unlikely to surrender evidence that bolsters your case. In fact, they will likely do the opposite and try to hide information that sheds light on their negligence.
Our Berea wrongful death lawyer can seek to prevent that from happening. Once we’ve identified the negligent party in your case, we can make a demand for damages on your behalf. If the negotiations are not fruitful and we go to trial, we have our own in-house litigation team that will fight for you in court.
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Which Damages Can Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Seek in My Berea Wrongful Death Case?
The wrongful death of a loved one often has economic consequences that compound the grief caused by the loss. That’s why you’re allowed to pursue the negligent party for damages once you have established their negligence or recklessness caused your loved one’s premature or preventable death. Examples of the kind of damages a lawyer from our firm may seek on your behalf include the following:
- Medical bills for any treatment your loved one received before passing
- Funeral, burial, or cremation expenses
- Long-term loss of income or wages
- Loss of familial assistance or services (e.g., childcare, cooking, cleaning, or emotional support)
- Pain and suffering (e.g., mental trauma, long-term grief)
In the case of lost earnings, our lawyer can work with you to project the income your loved one would have earned over their lifetime. This is especially important in helping with your financial recovery.
How Much Is My Berea Wrongful Death Case Worth?
We want all our clients or potential clients to understand their individual wrongful death case is different from any that we have represented before. The total value of your case will turn on two important factors. The first factor is the total sum of your financial losses, which include things like lost wages and medical and funeral expenses. That number will be different in every case.
The second factor is the pain and suffering, along with the loss of familial assistance. Putting a financial value on things like emotional pain and suffering or loss of familial assistance is not an exact science, but we will work with you to come up with a suitable demand.
The fact that all these variables are different in every wrongful death means we would need to consult with you directly regarding the facts of your case. After our attorneys have a complete picture of your financial losses and an understanding of the depth of your emotional pain, we can give you a more accurate idea of your case’s potential value.
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate must be the one to bring a wrongful death action forward. This individual will need to be named in the decedent’s will. If there is no will or the decedent’s will does not name a person, then the court will appoint someone. The representative can be an immediate relative of the deceased.
We can represent you in a Kentucky wrongful death case if you are one of the following people:
- Surviving spouse of the deceased
- Parent(s) of the deceased
- Child of the deceased
Filing Deadlines Apply to KY Wrongful Death Cases
Kentucky allows a limited window for filing a wrongful death action. Per Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.180, you have one year from the victim’s death or within one year from the appointment of an estate representative or administrator to file a lawsuit. This window cannot exceed two years from the decedent’s death date.
We can file your case on time and ensure you comply with all deadlines, which protects your right to sue for damages. We will also update you on all developments so that you will know what is going on.
Is It Expensive to Have Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Represent My Berea Wrongful Death Case?
In our experience as attorneys, personal tragedies like wrongful death hit clients on two different levels. First, they deal with the shock, trauma, and grief of losing a loved one. Second, they will deal with the financial aftermath of losing their family member, which can be crippling if the decedent was the family’s primary breadwinner or earner.
As personal injury lawyers, we believe our mission is to help clients recover from the loss of a loved one to the greatest extent possible. However, we can’t complete our mission or help anyone if potential clients let the legal bills stop them from calling us.
If we take on your wrongful death case, we will represent you on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge any upfront fees or costs unless we win or settle your case. Our primary concern is to help you recover the damages you need to rebuild your life after a tragedy. That’s why we will represent you on a pay-for-performance basis.
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Is Here to Help You Through the Tough Times
No one ever expects it to happen, but people sometimes find themselves in tragic situations that are not of their making. When that happens, it can feel like the whole world has fallen on you, and you don’t know where to go. Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers wants you to know you are not alone in times like these.
We’re here to help you pick up the pieces and begin putting your life back together after a loved one’s wrongful death. We understand your pain, and we feel it. We’re here for you and want to help you start your recovery process. Call us now to review your legal options during a free consultation today.