When a loved one is taken from us unexpectedly through no fault of our own, we can be overwhelmed with grief over our loss. Unfortunately, a premature death is often accompanied by other financial concerns related to medical and funeral expenses and lost income. When such a loss of life is the result of the carelessness or recklessness of another person or party, a car driver, a healthcare professional, a manufacturer, or some other entity, you have the right under Kentucky law to file a wrongful death suit with the assistance of an aggressive wrongful death attorney against those responsible.
Kentucky Wrongful Death Attorney
In order for the family member of the deceased to file a wrongful death suit, they are required to appear in person in Kentucky probate court. The court will decide whether they qualify as a so-called personal representative of the deceased. When this appointment is made, the family member becomes either the executor or administrator of the legal action, depending on whether the decedent had a will or not. The personal representative is then responsible for both administering the deceased’s estate and pursuing wrongful death litigation. As an experienced wrongful death lawyer , Randy Jewell can help shepherd you through this appointment process and advise you how to best proceed with your suit based on your circumstances once you are so appointed.
We Level the Playing Field
Any savvy wrongful death attorney knows that due to the size of financial damages associated with wrongful death suits, insurance companies will do their best to mitigate or deny them to victim’s families. Kentucky rules and regulations surrounding wrongful death actions are extremely complex, and claims examiners and their employers take advantage of this complexity to keep survivors from exercising their rights and receiving the largest amount of compensation to which they are entitled under state law. In addition, we can be instrumental in gathering sufficient evidence and securing the testimony of witnesses and medical experts in order to help make your case. The medical specifics of a victim’s death can often determine the size of a settlement or compensation award following a trial; for example, under Kentucky law, a victim that was unconscious from the time of an accident until their death may not be eligible for damages related to pain and suffering. Such medical minutiae can become significant factors in a trial and a wrongful death attorney who knows how to explain them to a jury lucidly can be a valuable ally.
Even if you are unsure if the loss of your loved one can be attributed to another’s carelessness or recklessness, call us regarding your situation. It is not always easy to determine who is liable in the event of an unexpected loss. We can help you identify all parties whose negligence or misconduct contributed to such a tragedy and assist you in holding them accountable for your loss in civil court. Contact Jewell Law Office PLLC as soon as possible to get help in keeping your financial life together after a painful loss. We can’t change the past, but we can help make the present a little bit easier by allowing you to concentrate on the grieving process rather than financial concerns. We’re ready to listen to you.