Posted on September 21, 2012

You’ve experienced the pain of losing a loved one; now it’s time for the practical aspect of pursuing your wrongful death lawsuit in Louisville. Let’s take a look at some of the basics, as found on the website.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The person filing must be a representative of the survivors who are suffering because of the victim’s death; these are the “real parties in interest.”  Usually, the representative is the executor of the victim’s estate. States vary in their definition of the “real parties in interest,” but they may include the following:

  • Immediate family members;
  • Life partners, financial dependents, and putative spouses;
  • Distant family members;
  • All persons who suffer financially from the victim’s death; and
  • Parents of a deceased fetus.

Who Can Be Sued for Wrongful Death?

The situation determines who would be sued. Sometimes, there is more than one defendant. Here are some examples of wrongful death defendants:

  • The air traffic controller who fell asleep, allowing two planes to collide;
  • The manufacturer of a faulty medical device;
  • The drunk driver who caused a three-car accident with fatalities;
  • The manufacturer of a ladder that collapsed, causing a person to fall and die;
  • The maker of a bullet-proof vest that failed, resulting in a police officer’s death.

If someone is responsible for the death of your loved one, you may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact the caring wrongful death lawyers in Louisville at Gray and White Law. Call us at 502-210-8942 or toll free at 888-450-4456 and set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

Matthew L. White
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