Events Associated with Wrongful Death Claims
There are several categories of wrongful death claims that may apply to your situation:
- Medical malpractice
- Car or motorcycle accidents
- Exposure to dangerous conditions at work
- Criminal activities like muggings or robberies
- Supervised activities resulting in death
If you meet the requirements but aren’t sure how to prove it to the court, hire an experienced wrongful death attorney. We can help you gather the necessary evidence to present an argument and pursue compensation for your pain and suffering.
Our office is located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and we serve all of the following communities: Radcliff, Shepherdsville, Bardstown, Brandenburg, Leitchfield, Hodgenville, Louisville, and everywhere in between.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?
In order for a wrongful death lawsuit to commence, a representative of the surviving family members must file a claim. That representative, typically the executor of the decedent’s estate, must be appointed by the probate court to be valid. This person may be related to the deceased in any of the following ways:
- Immediate family members — parents, siblings, and children. Parents of a fetus can also file.
- Partners — i.e. financial dependents, life partners, spouses, or cohabitating putative spouses
- Distant family members — cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents, nieces, nephews, and so on
- Anyone who suffers financially — people who were financially relying on the deceased, regardless of relation
Again, you don't have to figure out your case all on your own. We are here to guide you through the legal process and fight fiercely on behalf of your lost loved one.
Deadline to File a Claim
According to the Kentucky Statute of Limitations on wrongful death claims, the representative must file the claim within two years of the date of death or within one year after the representative has been appointed in probate court. Call our Elizabethtown, Kentucky wrongful death attorneys immediately so you can avoid the risk of missing your opportunity for compensation.