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Making things right through a wrongful death claim

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is difficult for any Kentucky family. While there is no way to reverse an accident or bring back a loved one who passed, there may be other options available to a grieving family. If the death was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, it may be possible to seek compensation through a wrongful death civil claim. 

Legal action is not appropriate for every family mourning the loss of a loved one, but it could be the right choice for you. Through a wrongful death claim, you can make certain things right for your family, potentially obtaining compensation for financial losses, accident-related expenses, and pain and suffering.

Building a strong claim

One of the main questions you may have pertains to whether or not you actually have a valid claim. It is not always easy to determine the right legal option or know what to do next, especially in the confusing and complicated aftermath of an accident. You may have a valid wrongful death claim if you have proof of the following factors: 

  • Evidence of the death of a human being
  • Evidence that the death is the cause of your family's emotional and financial suffering
  • Evidence that the fatality was the direct result of actions committed by the defendant
  • Evidence that a person is acting as the representative for the deceased and his or her family

When a loved one passes, there are many other financial effects other than just the cost of the funeral. Medical bills, lost income and other unexpected losses can quickly accumulate and overwhelm your hardworking family. Through a wrongful death claim, you may be able to recover those losses, as well as cover expenses that may affect you in the future.

Protecting the interests of your family

A wrongful death claim can be appropriate in various circumstances, including after a fatal motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice and more. You may feel overwhelmed by the aftermath of your loss, and while that is normal, it is not something you have to face alone.

You have the right to know your legal options, no matter the circumstances of your individual situation. If you feel unsure of what you should do or the choices available to you and your family, it can be beneficial to begin simply by seeking an evaluation of your potential wrongful death claim.

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