Meeting the Challenges of Kentucky Wrongful Death Law
Families grieving the sudden loss of a loved one as a result of another's negligence face a difficult transition. At the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., our attorneys are committed to helping families come to terms with their loss while doing everything possible to maximize the value of their loss. Closure is extremely important to grieving families and our firm makes every effort to fast track all of our wrongful death cases.
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at any of our three Kentucky locations for a free consultation about your rights and legal options. With offices in Pikeville, Hazard and Lexington, our lawyers are prepared to help people who need advice about the law of wrongful death anywhere in Eastern or Central Kentucky.
Kentucky wrongful death law makes it difficult to prove damages
Many people have a hard time understanding why wrongful death damages in our state are so strictly limited, but the fact remains that many plaintiffs in fatal accident cases will recover little more than the lost income that the victim would have earned. For older people or retired people, this amount might be very small.
Nevertheless, our attorneys have won substantial verdicts and settlements in wrongful death cases by proving one or more circumstances, such as:
- Loss of consortium claims — guidance, nurturance, training or companionship — on behalf of the victim's minor children or on behalf of the parents for the death of a minor child
- Conscious pain and suffering on the part of the victim prior to death, even for only a few minutes
- Gross negligence on the part of the defendant to support a claim for punitive damages
While we're working to develop the evidence of liability and damages essential to winning your case, we also work closely with our client's families to make sure that they have everything necessary to provide support through this time of loss. We answer all your questions and help you get access to the resources that can help you through your transition. We also do everything possible to relieve you of the burdens of litigation.