Helping You Seek Justice Through A Wrongful Death Claim
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.
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.