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Kentucky Wrongful Death And Fatal Accident Attorney


What is a wrongful death claim case?


A Kentucky wrongful death claim arises when a person dies as a result of the negligence, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or entity. This can include a corporation, government agency, doctor or an individual. The Schafer Law Office, in Louisville, Kentucky, handles death claims that occur as a result of a car, truck or motorcycle accident. These accidents may involve a pedestrian or a bicycle. The Schafer Law Office also handles wrongful death claims caused by the negligent actions of others, such as a drunk driving crash or an accident caused by a distracted or texting driver.
If you’ve had a wrongful death or fatal accident, you may have some questions. And we have the answers.
Wrongful Death Claims And Kentucky Law Seeking Help For Your Wrongful Death Claim


Wrongful Death Claims And Kentucky Law


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 occurs as the result of a tragic Kentucky automobile accident, semi-truck accident, motorcycle accident or from some other negligent action caused by a third party.


In most fatal accident and wrongful death cases, recovery and compensation are limited to a surviving spouse and children. If you are in the unfortunate position of having a family member or loved one who has suffered an untimely death due to the negligence of another, The Schafer Law Office can help. The Schafer Law Office realizes that this is a very traumatic, emotional and devastating experience. The Schafer Law Office has handled these types of cases for years and has experience investigating, pursuing and settling wrongful death claims. 


Mike Schafer, the founder of The Schafer Law Office, will be in charge of the legal team that will be handling your case. Mike and his team at The Schafer Law Office has the experience and skills necessary to present your wrongful death case in a Kentucky court before a jury and judge if the insurance company refuses to settle or offers an inadequate settlement.


In most Kentucky wrongful death cases, the estate has the claim for damages. The Kentucky Revised Statutes lists 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:


•lost earnings;
•medical expenses;
•funeral expenses;
•and the pain and suffering experience by the decedent before death.


Certain surviving family members may also have individual claims for damages as a result of the decedent’s death, such as loss of consortium. An example would be the destruction of the relationship between a child and a parent or a husband and wife.

Seeking Help For Your Wrongful Death Claim


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 a Kentucky 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 had a love one killed in an accident. Mike Schafer and The Schafer Law Office are familiar with all of the complicating factors of Kentucky wrongful death cases.


Mike Schafer also has experience in prosecuting DUI fatalities from his years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. In fact, Mike was a member of the Fatal Accident Support Team that assisted the police department in drafting search warrants and scene investigation.


Because of that background, The Schafer Law Office knows where to look for the evidence and where to find the right experts to help support your case. Speed is extremely crucial when hiring a Kentucky wrongful death lawyer because evidence must be found, obtained and preserved. When a loved one has been killed in an accident, you need to make sure that someone is on the scene as soon as possible to help preserve that evidence. The Schafer Law Office has been helping people with wrongful death cases for more than 20 years. 


Before he opened The Schafer Law Office, Mike worked for an insurance defense firm. They trained him on how insurance companies handle wrongful death cases. He knows the challenges and pitfalls of these cases, and he also knows the tactics of the other side.


Maybe you’re concerned about getting lost in an anonymous lawyer’s office. You’re afraid you’ll be just a number. As a client of The Schafer Law Office, you won’t have to worry about that!


Mike Schafer is personally involved in every case. Mike is a lawyer who will personally make sure everything is taken care of. Mike, your Case Manager and the rest of your legal team will personally return your phone calls when you have questions. The Schafer Law Office is committed to giving your case the best possible chance at winning you the compensation you deserve. The Schafer Law Office will work to get you the settlement you deserve.


There's no need to worry about cost, either. With The Schafer Law Office, your first consultation is always free. If you and The Schafer Law Office decide to work together, The Schafer Law Office will help you on a contingency basis, which means they will only get paid after you receive a fair and just amount to help compensate you for the loss and pain you have suffered.


In fact, there is no fee if there is no recovery. That is our promise to you! You are responsible for court costs and case fees, though.


For immediate help with your loved one's fatal accident or wrongful death case, you can reach The Schafer Law Office at (502) 584-9511. Please don’t delay. Time is of the essence.
If you have lost someone you dearly love in an accident or due to negligence and you live anywhere in Kentucky, give The Schafer Law Office a call.

Louisville, LaGrange, Shepherdsville, Taylorsville, Shelbyville, Brandenburg, St. Matthews, Prospect, Middletown, Douglas Hills, Newburg, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Carrolton, Bardstown, Munfordville, New Castle, Richmond, Bowling Green, Shively, Fairdale, Valley Station, Pleasure Ridge Park, Jefferson County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Carrol County, Bullitt County, Oldham County, Shelby County, Hardin County, Spencer County, Henry County, Madison County, Nelson County, Anderson County

Michael Schafer
The Personal Injury Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky