Kentucky statute defines wrongful death as follows:
Whenever the death of a person results from an injury inflicted by the negligence or wrongful act of another, damages may be recovered for the death from the person who caused it, or whose agent or servant caused it. If the act was willful or the negligence gross, punitive damages may be recovered.
The following are examples of situations that may result in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- A drunk driver loses control of her car and plows into a schoolyard. Several children are injured, and one of them is killed.
- Two men get into a fistfight because one claims that the other was coming on to his wife. The fight gets out of hand, and another man tries to break it up. He is knocked into a wall, on which he bumps his head hard enough to cause a severe brain injury, from which he later dies.
- The company that manufactures a particular type of baby crib receives complaints that children have become stuck between the mattress and the side rails. They do nothing to redesign the crib and recall the defective ones, and a child suffocates after being stuck in such a manner.
- A construction worker falls to his death when a scaffold breaks free of its moorings.
When someone robs a person of his or her life, they owe a debt. Contact a Louisville wrongful death attorney at Gray and White Law at 502-210-8942 or toll free at 888-450-4456, and we’ll set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation to discuss getting justice for your loss.