Generally, victims of Kentucky car accidents can pursue compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs under the state’s Personal Injury Protection laws. Kentucky is a state that has no fault coverage, meaning it does not matter who is at fault for the accident. When a victim dies as a result of a car accident, however, certain family members of a victim may instead turn to a wrongful death claim in order to receive the compensation that they deserve. Fortunately, a knowledgeable Kentucky car accident lawyer can help guide you through the process of pursuing a claim.
Determining whether you are entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim following a car accident is the first step in this process. Your attorney will review the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident, focusing on the following three questions:
- Did the other driver act negligently?
- Did the other drive act recklessly?
- Did the other driver engage in wrongdoing that resulted in the accident?
If the answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, your attorney may recommend moving forward with a wrongful death claim. The driver responsible for the accident can be sued for monetary damages, including medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and loss of companionship. While monetary compensation will certainly never fully resolve all of your burdens resulting from this type of tragedy, it may at least ease the financial strain that a fatal car accident can create.
Choosing the right Kentucky wrongful death lawyer for your case can make all the difference with regard to the outcome of your matter. To learn more about pursuing a wrongful death claim following a car accident in Kentucky, contact the experienced attorneys at Gray and White Law. Call our office at (502) 210-8942 or (800) 634-8767 today for a free consultation.