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Families May Be Owed Compensation After a Relative Is Ejected From a Vehicle and Killed

High-impact car accidents are much more likely to cause devastating injuries than crashes at low speeds. Passengers and drivers who are ejected from their vehicles from the force of a collision have three times the risk of critical injury as those who remain inside. If…

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What Are Punitive Damages in a Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Unlike regular compensatory damages, punitive damages are not directly related to a victim’s injury or effects. They are a particular category of damages intended to punish the defendant in a Kentucky wrongful death lawsuit and deter them from making the same mistake again. Punitive damages…

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Compensation for Loss of Consortium and Lost Household Services in a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim

If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to hold the negligent party responsible for your losses. In addition to your loved one’s lost income, Kentucky allows family members to recover special damages for loss of consortium and lost support…

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Calculating Lost Income in a Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Families are often thrown into financial chaos after a loved one passes away unexpectedly, especially if the relative provided much of the household income. If someone else is to blame for your relative’s death, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Kentucky…

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How a Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works From Start to Finish

If your loved one was killed due to someone else’s recklessness, you and your family would have a right to seek justice. Although state law gives surviving family members up to one year from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit in KY,…

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Act Immediately to Protect Your Right to Recovery After a Pipeline Explosion

On August 1, 2019, a devastating pipeline explosion occurred in Lincoln County just outside a mobile home park. One person was killed, five were injured, and several homes were destroyed when flames from the resulting fire reached over 300 feet into the air. The explosion…

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