Have you been prevented from volunteering at your child’s school or lost employment opportunities because of your criminal record? If so, we have exciting news. As of July 15, 2016, certain Class D felony convictions can be expunged in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To see if you are eligible to take advantage of this new expungement law, please contact us by phone or e-mail for a free consultation.

Wrongful Death Lawyers

Losing a loved one in an accident is a tragic event. If a close family member was taken from you in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation from a negligent party. The wrongful death lawyers at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold are ready to help you fight for compensation if a loved one was killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another party.

How To Obtain Compensation

There are strict definitions for who can pursue compensation in a wrongful death case. In most cases, the administrator or executor of a deceased individual's estate has the right to pursue compensation. In other cases, the law allows for parents, spouses and children to pursue compensation on behalf of the deceased.

Following a fatal accident, surviving members of the deceased's family may wonder what the value of the case is. Clearly no amount of money can bring back a family member who has passed away, so courts generally calculate the loss of a decedent's ability to work and his or her power to earn money.

If you live in Richmond, Kentucky, a wrongful death attorney at our firm will answer your questions and determine whether there is a case to pursue. Time is of the essence because of the statute of limitations. In Kentucky, for an event or occurrence causing death not involving a motor vehicle, the statute of limitations is one year from the appointment of the personal representative for the deceased's estate. In Kentucky, for an event or occurrence causing death involving a motor vehicle, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the motor vehicle accident.

Contact the compassionate and knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold by calling 859-623-3049 for a free consultation today.