It is unfortunate that some people die in accidents in Kentucky every year. Others are killed by parties who are acting intentionally. If your loved one died as a result of another person's or business's careless or reckless acts, you might wonder what your rights to recovery might be.
Under Kentucky law, the family members or representatives of people who are killed by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others are allowed to file wrongful death civil lawsuits against the people who caused their loved ones' deaths. These lawsuits may be filed even if there are simultaneous criminal cases pending against the defendants for the same incidents.
Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your financial losses. The available damages may include any medical expenses that were incurred in treating your loved one prior to his or her death. You may also be able to recover reasonable funeral and burial costs and the income that your loved one would have earned if he or she had lived. Depending on your situation, there might also be other damages that may be available to you.
At Taliaferro, Carran & Cowherd PLLC, our attorneys understand the grief and losses that our clients face when their loved ones are killed by the actions of others. We believe that families deserve to be compensated for all of the losses that they suffered. We work hard to obtain the maximum amounts of monetary compensation for our clients while understanding that money will not replace their loved ones. Our goal is to hold the defendants accountable for their actions. If you have lost your loved one because of another's actions, you may want to review our page about wrongful death remedies.