Supporting Kentucky Families After Fatal Accidents And Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one under any circumstance is difficult. However, when you lose a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, it is natural to be in a state of shock and grief. Filing a lawsuit at this time is probably the last thing on your mind.
However, the hard realities of life are that you may have children to support and expenses that need to be paid. If you have lost someone close to you as a result of wrongful death, you and/or your loved one’s estate are entitled to receive full and fair compensation.
Compassionate Counsel — Steadfast Advocacy
At Satterley & Kelley PLLC, our team of compassionate attorneys understand what you’re going through and will be sensitive to your situation as we help you hold negligent parties accountable for your loved one’s death.
In our experience, the most common causes of wrongful death are:
- Road accidents caused by negligent or reckless drivers
- Trucking company and truck driver negligence
- Medical malpractice
- Neglect in a nursing home
- Construction and industrial accidents
- Fires and defective products
- Mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure
- Life-threatening conditions caused by toxic chemical exposure
While Kentucky law allows for the recovery of damages for wrongful death due to another party’s negligent actions, pursuit of such a claim can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Experience and skill are needed to properly pursue and successfully secure compensation for any loss.
Car Accidents Driving Wrongful Deaths Higher
Life-altering accidents could happen anywhere, but vehicles can be especially prone. Cars are an essential part of everyday life, which can make them an all-too-common contributor to wrongful death. This has proven especially true in Kentucky, which has seen a constant increase in car accident fatalities in recent years.
Once the wreckage is cleared and the clean-up crews are gone, you could still have plenty of pieces to pick up. Getting answers to your questions may be one of the hardest parts:
- What happens to your family after your loss?
- Who was at-fault for the accident?
- Who will pay all the costs?
- What falls under wrongful death compensation?
- Who can get financial assistance after a death?
While each family must approach the grieving process on their own terms, it can take a lot of help to know how to proceed after a devastating loss. These questions are best answered soon after the incident occurs, but the right answers can be drastically different for every family.
Enlisting aid can show the way forward at a time when you and your loved ones may need support the most. That is why Satterley & Kelley PLLC is here to assist you in crafting a claim that could include a number of things to help you recover:
- Loss of guidance or companionship in the household
- Covering medical bills from emergency care
- Making up for the lost income that your family relies on
Additional incurred expenses like funeral costs
We Can Be Your Boots On The Ground
Satterley & Kelley PLLC attorneys have more than 30 years of experience advocating for families in similar situations to yours. We will work diligently and sensitively to help you recover the damages you deserve, helping to at least ease the financial burden during a painful time. If you’ve lost a loved one, we want to help you get justice.
To speak with a lawyer from our firm in a free initial consultation, call our office in Louisville at 502-785-8758 (toll-free at 800-655-2117). If it’s more convenient, you may also reach us online using our contact form.