As you well know, the tragedy of your mother’s death is not lessened just because she didn’t die at the scene of the truck crash on the Gene Snyder Freeway, the Outer Beltway, or another Louisville road. Not only is the end result the same, but your mother may have also incurred significant medical and hospital bills, and have had to endure significant suffering before she died.
It Is That Part That May Impact Your Legal Recovery
Your legal rights are the same. As long as you can prove that your mother died from her truck accident injuries, it does not matter whether she died at the scene of the accident or sometime after the crash. Either way you may have the legal right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit if someone else’s negligent or intentional actions caused your mother’s death.
Some of your damages may even be the same. Funeral costs, for example, may not be different and your mother’s past and future lost income may be very similar. However, the medical and hospital expenses your mother had prior to her death may be very different and you may be able to recover damages for these, and other, costs.
If you have questions about your specific legal rights or recovery after a fatal truck accident has taken the life of your mother, or another loved one, then please read our FREE book, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky, and please fill out our online contact form for more information.