Before you make any kind of decision about whether you, as the administrator of an estate, should file a wrongful death lawsuit, you need to weigh the pros and cons. You need to know what the case may be worth so you can balance that against the cost of filing a case.
When a person’s life is cut short because of someone else’s negligence on the Ohio River, Lake Cumberland, or another Kentucky waterway then his or her estate may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death. This includes, but is not limited to, ambulance transport, hospitalizations, and surgeries.
- Physical pain incurred prior to death.
- Funeral expenses.
- Past, current, and future lost income.
- Suffering of close family members.
- Out-of-pocket costs.
- Other damages related to the person’s death or what the survivors have lost because of that person’s death.
Once the money is recovered by the estate through a legal settlement or lawsuit, then it will be distributed as directed by Kentucky law.
Looking for a Number?
The exact amount of damages is unique not just to every person who dies in a Kentucky boat accident, but to every person who dies in any kind of Kentucky accident. Thus, we can explain the factors that go into determining what a wrongful death case is worth, but we cannot give you a specific number in a general article.
We may, however, be able to give you a better idea of what your case may be worth if you contact us directly and share the details of the accident and your loss with us. Please feel free to do that today by calling us directly, filling out our online contact form, or starting an online chat. Together, we will fight to get you the recovery that you deserve.