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Wrongful Death in Kentucky


Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to the death of a person caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another person. In Kentucky, wrongful death cases are governed by the Wrongful Death Act.

To bring a wrongful death claim in Kentucky, the personal representative of the deceased person must file a lawsuit within a certain period after the date of death. The lawsuit must name the person or persons responsible for the death as defendants.

The personal representative of the deceased person can recover damages for the following:

  • The medical expenses incurred by the deceased person before death.

  • The funeral expenses.

  • The lost earnings of the deceased person.

  • The pain and suffering of the deceased person before death.

  • The grief and loss of the surviving family members.

The amount of damages that a wrongful death plaintiff can recover will vary depending on the facts of the case. However, in general, the damages will be based on the economic and non-economic losses suffered by the deceased person and their family.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Contact an experienced Kentucky wrongful death attorney today to discuss your legal options.

Here are some of the most common causes of wrongful death in Kentucky:

  • Car accidents

  • Slip and falls

  • Medical malpractice

  • Product defects

  • Premises liability

  • Construction accidents

  • Violence

  • Workplace accidents

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Contact an experienced Kentucky wrongful death attorney today to discuss your legal options.

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