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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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What is loss of consortium in a wrongful death case?

Loss of consortium in a wrongful death case is a separate portion of the lawsuit that is for the loss of love and companionship of the person that passed away. The law allows for the jury to consider the loss of things like providing for a family, showing love, and even mowing the lawn or …
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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 a school for wrongful death due to the death of a student?

You can sue a school for wrongful death due to the death of a student. The teachers, principles, and administrators at the school are also potentially liable for their wrongful or negligent actions. Your lawyer will probably sue multiple defendants for a wrongful death case against a school. I see cases like this when a …
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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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