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What to Do After a Wrongful Death in Kentucky

Memorial candle lit for a family member lost due to a wrongful death

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences that anyone can go through. When an individual passes away due to the negligent or intentional actions of another person, the pain and suffering can be even more profound. But what do you do after a wrongful death? In this blog post, we'll provide some advice on how to handle the process of seeking justice for your loss.

Understanding Your Rights

The first step in seeking justice after a wrongful death is understanding your rights as a victim. It's important to familiarize yourself with local and Kentucky state laws, as well as any applicable federal laws, to ensure that you're getting all of the compensation you're entitled to. You will also want to speak with an experienced attorney who specializes in personal injury law or wrongful death claims. An attorney will help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the process of filing a claim for damages.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

The next step is filing a wrongful death claim against the person or persons responsible for your loved one's death. Depending on the circumstances, this could be one single defendant or multiple defendants. Your attorney will help you determine who should be named as defendants in your claim and how much compensation they should be required to pay out in damages. Keep in mind that if multiple parties are at fault, they may be held jointly liable for any damages awarded by the court.

Hiring an Experienced Attorney

Finally, it's important to hire an experienced lawyer who has handled similar cases before. This can help ensure that you get the best possible outcome from your case while also ensuring that all of your legal rights are protected throughout the entire process. A good lawyer will also provide guidance and support during this difficult time and make sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to pursuing justice for your loved one's passing.

No amount of money can ever make up for losing a loved one due to another party’s negligence or intentional act; however, financial compensation can offer some measure of closure and may ease some of the burden associated with funeral costs and other expenses related to their passing. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s important to understand your legal rights and seek experienced legal representation from our experienced accident lawyers specializing in wrongful death cases; doing so will give you peace-of-mind knowing that someone is fighting on behalf of your deceased family member’s best interests so justice can be served accordingly.

Contact Mory & Colliersmith, PLLC today at contact@morycolliersmith or (502) 212-4333 to assist you in this very important matter.


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