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Who can sue for wrongful death in Kentucky?

In a Kentucky wrongful death case you sue all possible defendants. This means the person, people, or business responsible for the death. The goal of an injury lawyer is to recover damages. This means the person you sue must have insurance or assets to eventually recover. An experienced wrongful death lawyer or personal injury lawyer …
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How do you prove fault in a wrongful death case?

You prove fault in a wrongful death case by evidence. This can be the evidence of the parties in the form of testimony or direct evidence (like pictures). It can also be in the form of expert opinion. In prior wrongful death cases I have worked on we hire an accident reconstructionist, toxicologist, or medical …
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Can I sue for loss of companionship in a wrongful death case?

You can sue for loss of companionship in a wrongful death case. To do so you must qualify per statute and/or case law. In Kentucky this means the husband/wife and/or children for the loss of a husband. I have successfully argued for and been paid on parental loss of children consortium as well. That is …
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Who can bring a survival action?

A survival action is brought by the administrator of an estate. This is a person appointed by the court to close out the affairs of the person that passed away. As part of this responsibility the administrator can file a wrongful death or survival action case against any parties that wrongfully or negligently caused death. …
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What should I do if I think I have a wrongful death case?

If you think you have a wrongful death case to pursue than speak to a wrongful death lawyer or personal injury attorney. You should not discuss anything with the insurance company without first seeking experienced legal counsel. Bring all the relevant information you have about the death to a lawyer for a free consultation. The …
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Can you sue for pain and suffering in a wrongful death case?

Yes, you can sue for pain and suffering in a wrongful death case if you can prove that the person that passed away consciously suffered. If the person died a few minutes after a car crash you can claim those damages. The pain and suffering would presumably be more if the person spent a few …
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Can a domestic partner sue for wrongful death?

A domestic partner can sue for wrongful death if that person is appointed the administrator of the estate. However, unless the domestic partner is on the will of the person that passed it is unlikely the domestic partner will recover any monies. Speaking to a personal injury lawyer or wrongful death lawyer about the case …
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Can I sue for the wrongful death of a child?

You can sue for the wrongful death of a child. The parents will file a lawsuit for the estate of the child. This can be exceptionally traumatic but it is the only way to hold those responsible for damages. There is also an argument to be made for parental loss of consortium. Damages on a …
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