Helping You Seek Justice Through A Wrongful Death Claim
Losing a loved one in an accident is a tragic event. We understand that money cannot bring your family member back, but it can be critical to your future well-being. If you lost a wage-earning family member or one who contributed to the household, you will need financial compensation to cover your past, present and future losses.
If a close family member was taken from you in an accident involving a car or another passenger vehicle, a large commercial truck or a motorcycle, you could be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. The wrongful death lawyers at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold in Richmond are ready to help you fight for compensation if a loved one was killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another party.
Why You Need An Attorney 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 their 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.
Don’t Risk Missing The Deadline To File A Case
Get started by contacting the compassionate and knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold by email or by calling 859-353-0878 for a free consultation at our Richmond office today. We represent people throughout Kentucky.