You are right. Drunk driving is a crime in Kentucky and if there is evidence that the driver who killed your loved one on the Henry Watterson Expressway, Brownsboro Road, or another Louisville street was drunk then the Commonwealth of Kentucky may bring drunk driving charges against that driver. The outcome of the criminal case may include a fine, jail time, a suspended driver’s license, or community service.

But There Is One Important Thing That it Will Not Include

It will not include compensation for you. It will not help you with:

  • Medical costs incurred by your loved one prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost income
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other damages

In order to recover compensation for these types of damages you are likely going to have to pursue a wrongful death case.

You Don’t Have to Do it Alone

Right now you are grieving and you are trying to keep your family functioning during a very difficult time. You do not need the stress that may come with filing a wrongful death claim on your own. Instead, you have the right to schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death lawyer and to find out more about your legal rights and possible recovery.

You can also download our free report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky, to find out more about what to do next.


Mark K. Gray
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Louisville attorney serving the seriously injured in Kentucky