Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawyer Working With Families in Central and Eastern Kentucky
Being prematurely robbed of a loved one’s company is one of the greatest tragedies any of us can endure, and the grief that follows may be even more intolerable when we know that another person or party is responsible. Under Kentucky state law, if you have reason to believe that the negligence or misconduct of a driver, property owner, healthcare professional or corporation led to the death of a family member, you have the right to file a wrongful death suit on their behalf. At Bentley, George & Sparks, we know that no amount of legal action is going to bring your loved one back, but we believe that by holding irresponsible individuals and companies accountable for their actions, survivors can reduce the chances of similar tragedies befalling another family in the future.
Filing a successful wrongful death suit also allows family members to receive damages that can be used to help pay for medical bills, lost income and funeral expenses related to an unexpected loss. It may be hard to consider pursuing legal action while you and your family are overcome with grief, but the sooner you speak to a seasoned Kentucky wrongful death attorney, the better chance you have of receiving financial compensation for your loss.
Schedule a free consultation with an aggressive Kentucky wrongful death lawyer today if you have reason to believe that a corporation or another person played a role in your loved one’s untimely passing.
The Role of the Personal Representative in Wrongful Death Suits
It’s important to understand that only a designated personal representative can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of a deceased individual. Personal representatives are either named in the will of a decedent or appointed by the probate court. If the personal representative is successful, the damages awarded can be distributed among both the estate and surviving family members. Ask an experienced Kentucky wrongful death attorney about the role of the personal representative and what criteria are used by a probate court to appoint one in the absence of a will.
We want to help answer your questions and make sure you understand the legal process involved in filing a wrongful death suit. We’re proud of our record for recovering millions of dollars in damages in personal injury cases and we’re confident that we can help you achieve a favorable outcome if you are seeking financial justice after the unnecessary death of a loved one.