Does It Cost Me To File A Wrongful Death Claim?

The unexpected loss of a loved one is one of the most painful situations a person can ever face, especially when the death was preventable. If you are facing the wrongful death of a loved one caused by the carelessness of another person, you may have questions about your rights, such as how wrongful death lawsuits work and whether a lawsuit will cost you money to file. In this blog, we’ll provide an overview of what you should know.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

There are two different types of claims that make up a wrongful death action: the wrongful death claim by the surviving family members for their loss, and a survival action brought by the estate of the decedent for the compensation he or she could have pursued if he or she had survived. In Kentucky, only the personal representative (which is either the executor or administrator of the estate) can bring the wrongful death action. While this person doesn’t have to be related to the decedent, they must be appointed by the probate action.

How Much Does it Cost to File a Claim?

But taking legal action has a cost, right? How much does it cost to hire a lawyer? At Goeing, Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, we advance all expenses to begin a wrongful death case. This means that it doesn’t cost you a penny out of your own pocket to begin your case, and you only pay if we are able to make a recovery on your behalf. If we win you money, our fee is taken as a percentage of the recovery. There is absolutely no risk to you to begin your case! We accept cases on a contingency fee basis because we believe that all people should have access to justice regardless of their ability to pay. You have suffered enough – let us help you obtain the justice and closure you are seeking.

To schedule a free consultation with a Lexington wrongful death attorney at our firm, please call (859) 534-9327.


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