Wrongful Death

The unexpected death of a loved one is a trying event. In addition to the emotional trauma brought about by such an unforeseen event, families are also often left financially unprepared. Surviving family members may experience difficulty supporting children and/or making house, car, insurance, and other monthly payments. Often times, friends and family members are left to deal with these issues while also trying to cope with their loss. Kentucky law recognizes the difficulties presented by such loss and, fortunately, provides some relief in the form of a “wrongful death” claim when the loss was caused by the misconduct of another. In order to recover for wrongful death, the death must have been caused by another person or company’s negligent behavior; that is, behavior falling below the standard of care a reasonable person (or business) would have exhibited in the same or similar circumstances. In such instances you may be entitled to recover the following damages from responsible party:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Lost Earnings
  • Future Projected Earnings
  • Housekeeping Expenses
  • Childcare Expenses
  • Grief
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Punitive Damages

In addition, you may be able to recover for the physical and/or emotional pain your loved one experienced between the time of the negligent event and his or her death.Unfortunately, wrongful death claims are never easy. You will need an experienced personal injury attorney who is willing to fight the insurance company for the money you deserve. Murphy & Associates is comprised of a team of experienced litigators who will work hard to win the compensation you and your deceased loved one deserve.We welcome your call or email from anywhere in Kentucky. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, contact us today for a free consultation at (502) 473-6464. If you are unable to come to the office, we can arrange a time and place to meet you at your convenience.