Losing a loved one can leave you in grief and change every aspect of your life. You shouldn’t have to be alone as you make important legal decisions for your family. Our Kentucky wrongful death lawyers will help you take action and seek justice.
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, our team will do everything necessary to investigate what happened to your loved one and hold the responsible parties accountable. Our attorneys will seek full compensation that addresses your family’s financial and intangible losses. Additionally, you don’t have to pay anything up front to begin your case.
Wrongful Death Damages Available in Kentucky
A wrongful death refers to any situation where negligence, an intentional act, or a defective product led to someone’s passing. Kentucky allows family members who lost a loved one to recover compensation for specific damages. These damages include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills for your loved one’s care before their passing
- Punitive damages in the case of gross negligence
Who Can Recover Compensation from a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Kentucky, any compensation secured through a wrongful death lawsuit will be split among the following family members:
- Surviving spouse
- Surviving children (including adopted children)
- Surviving parents
We can tell you more about who can seek compensation in a wrongful death case during your initial consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Kentucky, call 800-333-9999
How Our Attorneys File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky
When you file a lawsuit, you are empowered to demand information that nobody is obliged to give you outside of a civil lawsuit. Our aggressive legal team acting on your behalf can:
- Subpoena witnesses to testify under oath at a deposition and at trial
- Demand all records relevant to the case and inspect physical evidence
- Question witnesses under oath
We can conduct our case for wrongful death damages in addition to any pending criminal case against the defendant.
However, in some instances, evidence uncovered during the discovery phase of a wrongful death suit has led to criminal charges.
Handling the Out-of-Court Settlement Process
While some cases will go all the way to trial, we can often seek an out-of-court settlement in many situations. We could receive a settlement offer from the liable party at any point in the case – before a lawsuit is filed, during pre-trial proceedings, or after we’ve reached the courtroom.
Our team is prepared to help you negotiate the best possible settlement. If the liable insurer will not make a fair offer, we can continue to civil court.
On the other hand, keep in mind that it is always your decision to accept an offer. We understand that you need to do what’s best for your family. We will keep you updated throughout your case and help you make these important decisions.
We Can Help You With Many Types of Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death case may result from many different types of accidents. We can help you in many of these situations, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Autonomous vehicle accidents
We may be able to help you with cases beyond those listed here.
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Our Wrongful Death Law Firm Will Fight to Obtain Justice
At Isaacs & Isaacs, we are not afraid to stand up to big companies and demand accountability and justice in these cases.
We help grieving family members obtain a sense of justice and closure in wrongful death actions, helping many to secure the financial resources they need to go forward and rebuild their lives. We’ve recovered millions for families who lost loved ones to negligence, and we will fight hard to seek what you deserve.
Additionally, we are on-call around the clock to be there for you in your legal emergency. You can call us day or night for your free case review.
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Will Bear the Cost of Investigation and Litigation for You
The process of a civil lawsuit can be very expensive, including the investigation process. However, you won’t owe us anything until and unless we win your case or obtain a fair and just settlement.
We work based on contingency fees, which means that you don’t have to worry about paying upfront fees like retainers. We want you to get the legal representation you need without the strain of paying from your family’s savings to do so.
Statute of Limitations for Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In Kentucky, there is a one-year limit from the date of death or one year from the appointment of a personal representative to file a lawsuit, per Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.180. Waiting until the time limit is about to expire may not be a good idea. In that time, the defendant may find ways to build a strong defense and avoid liability for a wrongful death.
We realize that contacting an attorney may be the last thing you want to do at this time. However, the sooner you do, the faster your attorney can begin a thorough investigation into the cause of your family member’s death before:
- Evidence is altered or disappears completely
- Witnesses forget what they saw or move away
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Our wrongful death lawyers are aggressive and thorough in investigating and litigating for families who lost a loved one. We want to hold wrongdoers accountable and seek the compensation that your family deserves during this difficult time.
Let us review your case for free and tell you how we can help. Our compassionate team is standing by to take your call anytime, 24/7, at 1-800-800-8888.