Wrongful Death Attorney in Lexington, KY
Compassionately Pursuing Justice on Your Behalf
Wrongful death is a term used to define a death caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or persons. Motor vehicle accidents (including cars, boats, trucks and motorcycles) and medical malpractice are common causes of wrongful death, as are accidents which happen in the course of employment.
Survivors of a family member may, through a wrongful death action, request monetary compensation for the death of a loved one. The compensation may include payment for medical and burial expenses, loss of income, loss of emotional support, and various other financial and emotional hardships which often occur after the unexpected loss of a family member.
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our Lexington wrongful death attorneys understand the devastation this can cause. Our lawyers will vigorously pursue all avenues of legal remedy which may be available to you. Call (859) 534-9327 to begin a free case evaluation.
Types of Claims in a Wrongful Death Action
Our Lexington wrongful death lawyers are committed to holding those accountable whose indifferent, careless or criminal misconduct causes the premature death of a spouse or a parent.
There are really two types of claims that comprise a wrongful death action:
- A survival action brought by the estate of the decedent for the compensation that the fatality victim could have pursued if he or she had survived
- The wrongful death claim by the surviving family members for their own personal loss suffered from the death of a loved one.
The legal claim brought on behalf of the estate may seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills, costs of burial and/or funeral expenses and any pain and suffering experienced prior to death. The surviving family members also may seek compensation for their own losses, such as impaired parent-child or spousal relationship and loss of consortium.
Punitive Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
If the wrongful death of a loved one is caused by an extremely reckless or intentional act, punitive damages may also be available. Punitive damages are designed to punish particularly egregious conduct and discourage similar conduct in the future. When punitive damages are appropriate, they often will be substantially more than all other forms of damages combined. This type of damages is typically appropriate when the conduct that caused a wrongful death amounts to a conscious disregard for an unreasonable risk or injury to others.
Call a Lexington Wrongful Death Lawyer for a Free Consult!
Our dedicated and compassionate attorneys represent the interest of wrongful death victims and their families with respect and diligence, which has permitted us to build a reputation for successful representation with our peers, insurance companies and judges. There are many substantive and procedural issues that must be handled in a wrongful death case in Kentucky so it is important to seek legal advice immediately. We can assess your rights and options, evaluate the value of a potential wrongful death claim and develop an appropriate litigation strategy before the statute of limitations expires. To date, we’ve won millions on behalf of our clients!
Let our compassionate attorneys advocate on your behalf and fight to secure your financial future. Contact Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC today for a free case evaluation.