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Your Guide Through The Process Of A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The tragedy of losing a loved one to an accident involving negligence is unspeakable. In such a difficult time, you might feel overwhelmed by the thought of filing a wrongful death claim. You do not have to – you can let Ross Mann Law PLLC handle the details for you.

We serve the loved ones of those killed in wrongful death accidents throughout Kentucky and Ohio. Our team treats you and your family with utmost compassion while advocating tenaciously for your right to maximum compensation for your damages.

What Damages Are Available In Kentucky Wrongful Death Claims?

The death of a loved one can prove unexpectedly expensive. In addition to immediate bills, you might face a financially unstable future due to the loss of your loved one’s income. In your claim, you may seek compensation for damages such as:

  • Emergency room bills
  • Ambulance fees
  • Surgery
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

Kentucky has a very short statute of limitations for wrongful death claims – just one year. If you miss this deadline, you forfeit the right to compensation.

Support For Nursing Home Wrongful Death Claims

At Ross Mann Law PLLC, we are dedicated to helping those who have lost loved ones due to the failures of the nursing home system. Unfortunately, it is quite common for people to be abused or neglected in these facilities to the point where it can lead to their death. Many of the common causes of death can be disguised as normal accidents or natural causes, but you should be aware of the signs so that you can be watchful. The most common signs of abuse and neglect leading to a loss of life are:

These conditions may all be evidence of neglect, and if you suspect that your loved one was mistreated in this way prior to their death, you should contact our nursing home wrongful death lawyers so that we can investigate your claim. As the loved one of the victims, you can receive compensation for the loss you have suffered, the emotional toll that it has taken on you and your family, as well as for medical bills paid to care for your loved one. In egregious cases, punitive damages may also be appropriate against the nursing home facility.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim In Kentucky?

Most people assume that the people with the right to file a wrongful death claim are the decedent’s close family members. However, that is not always the case. In Kentucky, the law gives the right to file a wrongful death claim to the deceased person’s personal representative, namely the person in charge of managing their estate, also called an executor. They are the only person authorized to file a wrongful death claim, although this usually will be a close family member or their lawyer who manages their affairs.

There are two exceptions to this rule. If the decedent was killed during a homicide with a deadly weapon, then their spouse and children are authorized to file a wrongful death claim. Additionally, if the decedent was a minor child, then their parents are also authorized to file their own wrongful death claim. Our Lexington wrongful death attorneys are here to help you understand what your options are and whether you can file a claim.

Utmost Commitment From Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys

Our team of wrongful death and personal injury attorneys is prepared to fight for you swiftly and aggressively. We know how to build a strong claim through evidence-gathering, expert testimony and medical documentation. If the insurance company is treating you unfairly or refusing to pay your claim, we won’t hesitate to go to trial. Above all, we are committed to helping you and your family do whatever is necessary to move forward after such a painful tragedy.

Knowledgable Lexington Wrongful Death Lawyers – Free Consultations

Are you ready to hold the negligent party accountable for your loved one’s death? Contact Ross Mann Law PLLC for assistance. We provide free initial consultations from our convenient office in Lexington. To get yours, please call 888-465-4145 or send us an email.