What’s Relevant to a Motor Vehicle Wrongful Death Claim in Kentucky—And What’s Not

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Your head is spinning with details, bills, and grief. Your loved one has died in a Spaghetti Junction crash, an I-64 wreck, or another Louisville area accident. What is it that a wrongful death lawyer, insurance company, judge and jury want to know? What matters in determining liability and the value of your case?

Some General Facts About Relevance

The facts that are relevant to your wrongful death case and potential recovery are the ones that relate to one of the elements that you will need to prove in order to recover damages. Specifically, you will need to prove that:

  • The other driver failed to exercise reasonable care.
  • That the failure to exercise reasonable care caused the accident.
  • That the accident caused your loved one’s death.

You will also need to prove your damages. Any evidence that you have that relates to the value of your loss may be relevant.

Other things may not be relevant to your claim.

How to Know for Sure What Matters to Your Wrongful Death Case

Sometimes it is tricky to figure out what is relevant and what is not. For example, in many cases the other driver’s attitude at the accident might be irrelevant to an accident claim. However, in some cases it could be evidence that the driver was drunk, aggressive, or otherwise negligent.

You have enough on your mind after you’ve endured the devastating loss of a loved one in a Louisville crash. You should not have to sort out everything that happened to determine if it is relevant to your claim and, if it is, how the evidence should be used.

Instead, you have the right to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. You can tell your attorney everything that you know and your lawyer can use his education and experience to decide what is relevant and what is irrelevant. You deserve this assistance after a tragic accident—you don’t have to do this alone. Please contact us via this website today to learn more.

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