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At Morgan & Morgan, our wrongful death attorneys have decades of combined experience helping families recover financially after the death of a loved one. We understand that the period following a fatal accident can be an extremely difficult time for the victim’s family. In addition to grieving for their loss, the family members may also be confronted with costly medicals bills, as well as the loss of income or support of the deceased.
A wrongful death lawsuit may help ease the financial burden you and your family are facing following the death of a loved one. If your spouse or immediate family member has died in an accident involving negligence, medical malpractice, or another type of wrongful act in Lexington our wrongful death attorneys may be able to help.
In Kentucky, there is a time limit in which a wrongful death claim may be filed, so it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Fill out our free case review form today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The following types of damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit:
Medical and Funeral Expenses: Through a wrongful death lawsuit, the surviving spouse and certain relatives of the decedent may be able to recover medical costs incurred as a result of the incident that lead to the victim’s death. In addition, funeral expenses may be recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Conscious Pain and Suffering: The victim’s spouse and relatives may be able to receive compensation if the decedent was conscious and aware of their impending death or expressed pain during their death.
Destruction to Labor and Earn: The victim’s spouse and family members may be able to receive compensation for the value of lost earnings and retirement benefits. To determine the value of this loss, our wrongful death attorneys will work with economic experts who will review the decedent’s employment history and explain to a jury, if necessary, the economic loss that the decedent suffered as a result of the wrongful death.
Loss of Consortium: The surviving spouse may be awarded compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society, and companionship of his or her loved one as a result of their wrongful death. Surviving parents may be awarded compensation for the loss of love, affection and companionship of their minor children as a result of their wrongful death. Likewise, minor children may be awarded compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society and companionship of their parents as a result of their wrongful death.
Punitive Damages: Although rare, punitive damages are awarded by courts in cases involving intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent conduct. Punitive damages are intended to discourage others from engaging in similarly dangerous behavior.
Causes of Wrongful Death in Lexington
Our wrongful death attorneys handle lawsuits involving:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Boat and jet-ski accidents
- Birth injuries
- Defective products, including prescription drugs and defective medical devices
- Unsafe premises
- Workplace accidents, including exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Pedestrian and bike accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Drowning accidents
If your spouse or family member has died because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another, a wrongful death attorney at Morgan & Morgan may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.