What You Need To Know About Wrongful Death Cases
While no amount of money can bring back a loved one, holding the negligent party accountable can bring a sense of satisfaction. Pardue Law Group has worked with loved ones and families who are suffering throughout Kentucky. We are here to help you demand justice for those who can no longer speak for themselves.
Who Can File A Claim? Who Receives Compensation?
Whether someone has passed away in a motor vehicle accident or another type of negligent act, it’s important to speak with an attorney about your options. Kentucky has specific laws put into place that must be followed. To start, the only person who can bring a wrongful death case is the executor or administrator of the estate. If one is not listed in the deceased person’s will, the court will appoint one. We can work with you to make sure you are properly handling the necessary legal procedures.
If a court decides in your favor, only certain people are allowed to receive compensation. If the deceased person was married, the widow will receive any damages. If they have children, it is split between the widow and the kids. If there are only surviving children, they receive payment. If there is no widow, no children and no parents, everything is left to the decedent’s estate. Every case is different. We won’t just advocate for your loved one, we’ll also advocate for what is right.
Call Today. We Can Help.
Our attorneys are committed to helping clients understand their options. Our goal is to make sure that you feel you were rightfully represented. When you work with us, you can expect honesty, professionalism and understanding. Call our office in Louisville at 502-812-1111 or fill out our contact form today to schedule a consultation.