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If you have lost a loved one and are seeking justice and compensation for their sudden and untimely death, you need legal advice to assure the best results.

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Those responsible for the death of your loved one will likely deny responsibility and fight you. Wrongful death claims are complicated and often require filing a lawsuit against an insurance company, medical providers, corporate entities, or another individual.

You need caring attorneys who understand your loss and the injustice suffered by your loved one as a result of their loss. You need to speak to the members of the legal team at Becker Law Office who can investigate your case and file suit against all potentially responsible parties

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You Have A Limited Time Period To Make a Claim.  The statute of limitations on all claims may bar your case if you wait.

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Fighting for justice is challenging for anyone on their own. An experienced Louisville wrongful death lawyer can evaluate your case FOR FREE and tell you whether you have a case.

What Causes Wrongful Death?

The wrongful death of a family member is a devastating experience that thousands endure each year. These circumstances can arise from:

Wrongful death actions allow personal representatives to recover damages for their loved one’s loss. These representatives are usually family members, appointed by the Court. Wrongful death is defined as death, “inflicted by the negligence or wrongful act of another,” according to Kentucky Revised Statutes §411.130.

Negligence occurs when someone, a group of people, or a company or business breach their duty care to keep all of us safe. This may include intentional acts that lead to these legal actions.

These claims in Louisville may also be filed against a corporation that causes a fatal accident. For example, a company that manufactures a defective product which causes a wrongful death may be sued.

No matter what, you need Becker Law Office and their dedicated Louisville wrongful death lawyers, to investigate the negligent and intentional acts causing the death of those you love.

Filing A Wrongful Death Claim

Probate courts typically appoint a personal representative to act on behalf of family members of those were killed. Family members, such as surviving spouses, children, or parents, are often appointed as personal representatives and file the wrongful death action for the Estate of those wrongfully killed.

The Statute of Limitations in Louisville

A statute of limitations is a time period in which a plaintiff is required to bring their lawsuit. The statute of limitations varies depending on the cause of action. Wrongful death actions in Louisville are required to be filed within one year of the decedent’s death.

Types of Recoverable Damages

Representatives bringing wrongful death claims could seek economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages could include loss of future earnings that the deceased would have earned but for their untimely death. Non-economic damages include the pain and suffering experienced before death.

Money recovered for these harms and losses will be distributed according to the Kentucky Wrongful Death Statute through the Estate. Compensation might also include punitive damages for gross negligence or intentional acts.  Funeral and burial expenses and costs of pursuing the claim may also be recovered. As a Louisville attorney who has experience handling wrongful death claims could explain, the remaining amount of damages would be distributed to the surviving family members in this order:

  • If no surviving children, the surviving spouse gets entire damages
  • If surviving children, surviving suppose and children split the award equally
  • If no surviving spouse, children get the entire award
  • If no surviving spouse or children, deceased’s parents get the award
  • If no surviving parents, children, or spouse, the award goes to the estate, then passes to those named in the deceased person’s will, or heirs at law.

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Wrongful Death Attorney to Help

The loss of a loved one could be difficult for any family to overcome. There are many obstacles to overcome when losing a loved one. There are often emotional and financial hardships that follow an untimely death. But with the guidance and direction of a Louisville wrongful death lawyer, you could rest assured knowing a professional is fighting for you each day. Whenever you are ready, call us to get started on your case.

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