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Seeking Justice After Losing A Loved One

While catastrophic injuries like paralysis and limb loss are some of the worst outcomes in a serious accident, loss of life is the worst outcome. Losing a loved one to a sudden tragedy is something that no one should ever have to experience, and the consequences of that loss can be immeasurable.

At Curt Hamilton Injury Law, we are a team of Kentucky personal injury attorneys that can provide you with the compassion, commitment and respect you deserve after losing a loved one to a tragic accident. We know that no amount of money can replace your loss, but a wrongful death claim can see to it that you have the resources you need to continue in life and hold the liable party responsible for their actions.

Getting Fair And Full Compensation

The cost of losing a loved one who was a provider in your family can be staggering, and you deserve to receive compensation that reflects that cost. Insurance companies may try to minimize the value of your claim by offering a fast settlement that only covers medical expenses and funeral costs. As your legal representation, it is our objective to provide you with compensation that reflects the total cost of your loss, including expenses like:

  • Loss of consortium (loss of a strong emotional relationship)
  • Loss of the decedent’s future income
  • Loss of health benefits
  • Loss of retirement contributions

When the person you were building your life with, someone who was helping create a retirement plan with you and helping you pay off your home, passes on, the party responsible for that loss needs to be responsible for the denied contributions they would have been able to provide otherwise.

When we take these delicate cases, we take it upon ourselves to do everything possible in order to help our clients through these difficult times. From gathering documents and valuing losses to taking on the negotiation and litigation needs to secure the best possible outcome in your claim, we do everything in our power to help our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death claims are not familiar to most people. To help, we’ve provided answers to some common questions we often hear.

What compensation may be available in a wrongful death claim?

Compensation typically includes both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can include things like the value of the lost income and benefits that your loved one would have provided your family if they had lived – or the value of their services if they were the family caregiver. It can also include funeral expenses and burial or cremation costs.

Since losing a loved one is an emotionally devastating experience, compensation for pain and suffering is available to address the emotional toll on surviving family members. These are considered non-economic damages because they are harder to quantify.

In rare cases, punitive damages may even be awarded. This typically occurs when the wrongful death was caused by gross negligence or deliberate actions.

While no amount of compensation will restore your lost loved one to you, an experienced wrongful death lawyer can help you obtain the compensation your family needs for its security and the justice needed for closure.

What common situations lead to wrongful death claims?

A wrongful death is any death that can be attributed to another person’s negligent, reckless or illegal actions. Motor vehicle crashes, especially those involving large trucks or drunk drivers, are a common cause of wrongful death claims, as are slip-and-fall accidents.

How do I know if I should settle with insurance companies?

Insurance companies may attempt to settle quickly, often offering amounts below the claim’s actual value. Legal representation becomes crucial in negotiating with insurance companies. Experienced attorneys play a pivotal role in guiding victims through the decision-making process. They assess the circumstances, advise on settlement offers and, if necessary, advocate for clients in court.

Let Us Help You Seek Justice

If someone else’s reckless or negligent actions caused you to lose a loved one, we can help you hold them accountable for their actions. Contact our office in Henderson to schedule your free initial consultation. Call 270-458-3126 or email us to begin building your wrongful death claim today.