Nobody likes to think of the “what ifs.” You leave for work in the morning or an activity on the weekend with the full intent of coming home to your family. You do not imagine that you will be the one who dies on the Henry Watterson Expressway, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway, or another Kentucky road today. Your family will not be the one devastated by your loss.

Unfortunately, There Are No Guarantees

None of us know when tragedy will strike. You can hope that it never happens, but you can also be prepared to make things easier for your family just in case a fatal accident does occur. Specifically, you can:

  • Have a will. This will settle some things for your family and make the distribution of our assets easier.
  • Provide for your family financially. Do what you can to have your finances in order and to have funds available for your family in case you die.
  • Talk to others about helping your family. Talk to your friends or relatives about standing in for you and supporting your spouse and children if something happens to you.
  • Make sure your wishes are known. Make sure your partner or other close relatives know what your wishes are for things such as your funeral, your children’s educations, and other important matters.

Then, you can do everything in your power to avoid putting your family in the situation where any of these things become relevant. You can drive safely and defensively and hope that nobody else’s negligent actions cost you your life.

Sometimes the Unexpected Happens

Many people do not prepare for their untimely death in a motor vehicle accident. Many families are not only struck by their significant emotional loss, but also confused and overwhelmed by the legal and financial implications of their loved one’s death.

If this has happened to you then you are not alone—but you do need help. You can get started now by reading our free report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky, and by contacting us directly to schedule a free consultation.


Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law
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