Losing a loved one can be painful, and coping with that loss can be even more difficult when the death could have been avoided. At Garmer & Prather, PLLC, we help people pursue justice when they have unfairly lost someone close to them.
We help families that have prematurely lost loved ones in a variety of fatal accidents, including:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents caused by defective equipment or negligence
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Aviation and boating accidents
- Accidents involving defective products
We are more than attorneys; we are compassionate advocates who genuinely care for our clients. As your law firm, we will handle every aspect of your legal case so you can take the time to grieve and focus on your life and family.Who can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Before a wrongful death claim can be filed, an administrator or executor of the loved one's estate must be appointed. It is this individual who has the power to gather information and file a wrongful death claim in Kentucky. After certain costs are paid as required by statute, such as funeral expenses and certain medical bills, any compensation that is received is then distributed among the surviving spouse and any surviving children or other beneficiaries established by Kentucky law.What can a Lawsuit Accomplish?
We understand that pursuing legal action can seem overwhelming when you are mourning a loved one. However, filing a claim can help you move on with your life by securing compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages and the emotional pain you are suffering.
If you have lost a loved one due to another person's recklessness or negligence, be sure to take swift action. You generally only have one year from the day someone is appointed to administer the estate (no more than two years following the death) to file a wrongful death claim. Contact our office for more information.
Spouses and minor children are also often able to secure compensation for loss of love and affection. While money can never replace a loved one, it can at least relieve the oppressive financial burden left in his or her absence.Find the Closure Your Family Needs
We handle wrongful death matters on a contingency basis, which means we collect attorney fees only if we successfully secure compensation for you. To discuss your situation with a compassionate lawyer, please contact our Lexington office to set up a free consultation.