Securing Justice And Compensation After Fatal Accidents Caused By Negligence
Regardless of circumstance, losing a loved one is an incredibly overwhelming and heart-wrenching experience. Losing a loved one due to the negligence of another person or party can be that much more painful and traumatic. A wrongful death, whether due to an accident or due to malpractice, piles tragedy upon tragedy on a level that no one should ever have to experience.
Unfortunately, unnecessary deaths are all too common. In 2010, nearly 121,000 individuals died as the result of unintentional injuries. Tens of thousands more died as a result of medical malpractice. In many cases, a victim’s life would have been spared, if not for the irresponsibility or gross negligence of someone else.
Wrongful death can stem from a wide variety of sources, including:
If your loved one has been taken from you wrongfully, you don’t have to simply accept this injustice. Our experienced injury law team will help you fight back against the negligent. Not only can you hold the guilty accountable, but it’s also possible for you to win much-needed compensation.
To schedule a legal consultation with Louisville wrongful death attorney Seth Gladstein, please call 800-991-0474 today.
The Consequences of Losing a Loved One
The loss of a loved one doesn’t just alter your daily life and shatter your emotional world – it may also leave you with a plethora of needs and expenses. Oftentimes, people are not aware of the fact that they can get help to compensate for both economic damages, as well as the pain and injury that you and your loved one suffered.
You may be eligible to be compensated for a number of expenses, including:
- Medical expenses accumulated before death
- Burial expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of a parent
- Punitive damages that hold the negligent accountable
The death of a loved one is a loss that no amount of money can recover. However, you deserve to be compensated in order to have the means necessary for supporting your family, to provide your loved one with a proper funeral, and to help you move on from the tragedy.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, the probate court will assign a representative for the deceased person’s estate. That person is in charge of filing any wrongful death claims against negligent parties on behalf of the estate. If the estate is compensated for damages, the compensation goes to the estate, as well as certain family members, perhaps including:
- The deceased’s spouse
- The deceased’s children
- The deceased’s father and mother
- Those named in the deceased’s will
Specifically, any compensation received from a wrongful death claim goes to the deceased’s spouse. If there is no spouse, it is divided among the deceased’s children. If there is no spouse and are no children, it is given to the deceased’s parents. If there are no parents, spouses, or children, the money goes to the estate, and is divided among the deceased’s named or legal heirs.
Why Gladstein Law Firm?
The simple answer to this question is that we actually care about you. Not your case. Not your wallet. You.
Seth Gladstein, a Kentucky injury lawyer, is an active member of the Louisville community. As a business and societal leader, he brings a unique approach to law that you won’t find in Kentucky’s largest firms. Gladstein Law Firm accepts only a limited number of cases, because we aren’t interested in providing anything less than our best effort to each of our clients.
The goal of our Louisville personal injury lawyers is to provide real solutions to real people with very real problems. We are invested in fighting aggressively to see you vindicated, compensated, and as restored as possible. If you’ve lost a loved one to another’s negligence, call us at 800-991-0474 for a free and confidential consultation with an attorney. You may also fill out our short contact request form.
“I am extremely pleased with Seth’s work on my granddaughter’s wrongful death case. Seth was always prepared, fought aggressively, and achieved a prompt settlement. What’s even more important is the settlement Seth obtained will provide for my great-grandchildren’s needs, including college tuition, for many years to come. Furthermore, Seth helped bring out the truth regarding the circumstances surrounding my granddaughter’s death. I highly recommend Seth, and would not hesitate to refer friends or family members to him if they had a serious personal injury or medical malpractice matter.” –K.M.
*Each case is different and the past record is no assurance that we will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case. Client pays costs only upon recovery.