A wrongful death case is when a person dies as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity. This could include: a corporation, government agency, doctor or an individual. No accident is a good accident, and losing a loved one is devastating. Don’t carry this burden alone. Let a personal injury attorney help you through this tough time by handling all the legal matters. Your loved one was very important to you, and it’s important to us that you get the compensation that you deserve.
If you’ve had a wrongful death or fatal accident, you may have some questions. And we have the answers.
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Many people are surprised to learn that Kentucky Law only allows certain family members to recover for the wrongful death of a loved one. This is the case whether the death occurred as the result of a tragic vehicle accident or from some other negligent action caused by a third party. In most fatal accidents and wrongful death cases, recovery and compensation is limited to a surviving spouse and children.
If a loved one has passed away due to the negligence of another person, know that you are not alone. There are people who want to help. At The Schafer Law Office, we realize that losing a loved one is a very traumatic, emotional and devastating experience. We have handled these types of cases for years, and we have experience investigating, pursuing and settling wrongful death cases.
How is the money divided?
In most Kentucky wrongful death cases, the estate has the claim for damages. The Kentucky Revised Statutes list the order in which the heirs-at-law can have the settlement or jury verdict amount distributed. Generally, the surviving spouse receives 50% and the surviving children receive 50% divided equally between them.
The estate is typically allowed to claim the following damages for the deceased family member:
•Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent before death
Once an accident has occurred, it is absolutely critical that you speak with an attorney right away. You shouldn’t speak with just any attorney, though. You need an attorney who focuses on wrongful death and fatal accident cases and has the necessary experience to handle such a case.
As a Kentucky wrongful death and fatal accident attorney, The Schafer Law Office has helped families who have lost a love one in an accident. Mike Schafer and The Schafer Law Office are familiar with all of the complicated factors. They also know where to look for the evidence, and where to find the right experts to help support your case.
Speed is extremely important when hiring an attorney because evidence must be found, obtained and preserved. When a loved one is killed in an accident, you need to make sure that someone is on the scene as soon as possible. Once the evidence is gone, it is almost impossible to get it back. This could hurt your case.
There's no need to worry about cost. Your first consultation is always free. If you decide to work with us, we will help you on a contingency basis. This means we will only get paid after you receive a fair amount that will help compensate you.
In fact, there is no fee if there is no recovery. That is our promise to you! However, you are responsible for court costs and case fees.
Mike Schafer, the founder of The Schafer Law Office, has made it his mission to be personally involved in every case. Mike and his team have the experience and skills necessary to present your wrongful death case. Mike has been involved in death cases since his days as a prosecutor when he presented murder cases. Many of these cases involved DUI’s. He was also a member of the Fatal Accident Support Team. The Schafer Law Office can handle the Kentucky court and handle the insurance company if they refuse to settle or offer an inadequate settlement amount.
Most importantly, Mike makes sure everything is taken care of for you. If you call The Schafer Law Office, we will personally return your phone calls. The Schafer Law Office is committed to giving your case the best possible chance of winning you the compensation you deserve.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident due to the negligence of others, and you live in Kentucky, give The Schafer Law Office a call. We can help.