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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 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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Can I sue the police for a wrongful death?

You can sue the police for wrongful death in Kentucky. The lawyer will probably sue the department and the individual officers that are involved in the death. The city will assign a lawyer to defend the officer and/or the department and will pay damages through a settlement or take the case in front of a …
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Can I sue a jail for the wrongful death of an inmate?

You can sue the jail for the wrongful death of an inmate. The jail must take adequate steps to prevent death. Failing to do so means they are liable for damages. For example, if a person is put into detox and left for a few days that can be dangerous. If the person passes away …
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Can I sue for wrongful death if someone was intentionally killed?

You can sue for the wrongful death of someone that was intentionally killed. For example, if a loved one is shot by another person you could sue the other person. The catch here is the person you sue must have assets. If the person that killed your loved one doesn’t have any money or insurance …
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Can I sue a car maker for wrongful death due to a defective part?

You can sue a car maker for a wrongful death due to a defective part. In Kentucky this is commonly called a products liability wrongful death case. These are complicated cases and need expert witness testimony about the defective part of the vehicle. It may take years to resolve, but should be pursued ASAP after …
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What damages are covered in a wrongful death case?

The damages covered in a wrongful death case include conscious pain and suffering (this includes emotional pain and suffering), medical bills, loss of future income, lost wages, and possibly punitive damages depending on the facts of the death. A loss of consortium claim can be brought by certain loved ones. In a Kentucky wrongful death …
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