Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents
Experienced Lawyers Will Advocate for You
When the negligence or wrongful act of another person or company causes the unexpected death of a loved one, the death can instantly change the lives of husbands, wives, children, and parents, and the estate and heirs may have claims resulting from the death.
In Kentucky, a wrongful death lawsuit is a means to compensate a family for the loss of a loved one tragically killed in a fatal accident or due to the negligence or intentional act of another and a way to hold people accountable for their actions. In a wrongful death action, you may be entitled to recover money for funeral expenses, medical costs, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and the loss of your relationship.
A wrongful death claim may arise as a result of a fatal car accident, trucking accident or pedestrian accident. Equally devastating is a death caused by medical malpractice, a motorcycle accident or a defective product, or when a death is caused by the intentional act of another.
Our Attorneys are Here to Help
Kentucky law provides for multiple types of recovery in the event of a wrongful death caused by negligence or a wrongful act. Damages may include compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages
- Medical expenses resulting from the injury
- Punitive damages, if the act was willful or if there was gross negligence
- Parents’ loss of affection and companionship, if the victim was a minor child
- Minor child’s loss of affection and companionship in the event of the death of a parent
- Spouse’s loss of affection and companionship (loss of consortium)
Time Limitations on Claims
Our compassionate and skilled attorneys will help you deal with the financial and legal issues resulting from your loss caused by a fatal accident or wrongful act. If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, call us today so that we can help you protect your rights. The time allowed for bringing wrongful death claims is limited and may be only one year from the date of death.
While coping with the loss of a loved one can be devastating and no amount of money will make up for your loss, our experienced lawyers can take the lead to advocate for you and help you obtain financial compensation for your emotional and economic losses.
Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation Concerning a Wrongful Death or Fatal Accident Case
If a loved one has died as a result of the negligence or wrongful act of another, contact Varellas & Varellas to discuss your fatal accident or wrongful death claim.
Our Team of Attorneys Will Fight for You
No attorney fee will be charged in injury cases unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Our team of skilled and aggressive attorneys is trained to handle your most important legal issues. For more information or to speak with our experienced lawyers about your case, please call our attorneys or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation. Court costs and case expenses will be the responsibility of the client.
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