The driver of the boat was your husband’s friend. His intention was to take your husband out for a pleasant afternoon on the Ohio River, Lake Cumberland, or another body of water in Kentucky. The owner and driver of the boat meant to do something nice for your husband. The last thing he intended to do was to kill him.
You Have No Doubt That Your Husband’s Death Was an Accident
Even in your grief you know that the driver of the boat had no malice or ill intent. You would even acknowledge that the operator of the boat is also grieving your husband’s death. However, that doesn’t change what happened and it doesn’t change the loss that you and your children are experiencing. Accordingly, even if your husband’s death was an accident it is important to pursue a wrongful death claim so that you can recover damages for:
- Any medical bills your spouse incurred from the time of the accident until the time of death.
- Funeral costs.
- Lost income that your spouse is no longer able to earn for your family.
- Out-of-pocket costs caused by the accident or your husband’s death.
- Pain and suffering and other damages.
The money that you recover will likely not come right from the boat owner or operator, but rather from that person’s insurance company.
Want to Know More About Your Rights and Possible Recovery?
This is probably the first time that you have to consider a wrongful death case and we hope that it will be the last time. As you start figuring out what to do during this difficult time, we encourage you to read our free report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky, and we invite you to start a confidential online chat with us now.