Wrongful Death Attorney, Lawyers, Law Firm Louisville KY
Car or airplane accidents
Work-related exposure to dangerous conditions or substances
Death during a supervised activity
When deaths caused by the negligence of others tragically occur, the wrongful death attorneys at Truman Law Office have the resources to investigate and handle a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
When a loved one dies unexpectedly at work or at the hospital, family members are always left in shock.
Wrongful death cases are usually brought on behalf of the deceased by his surviving spouse, child, or parent. There are numerous wrongful death situations that are recognized by each state's statutes.
Types of wrongful death cases include:
When your wrongful death suit goes to court, judges and juries will decide your amount of damages based on pecuniary injury. That means they will look at how much money the family lost in terms of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical or funeral costs. Damage awards will also include interest from the date the family member died.
In cases where cruelty may have been involved, the courts might also consider punishing the person responsible for the wrongful death. Usually, the laws regarding these punitive damages vary from state to state. We will be able to tell you whether punitive damages will be considered.