The sudden loss of a family member can be both emotionally and financially devastating. When the death was entirely unnecessary and preventable, you have every right to demand justice. The Schuler Law Office represents families in wrongful death actions to provide some measure of justice and deliver much needed financial security. Although we understand that no amount of money can ever truly compensate, a civil verdict or settlement is the only way to hold wrongdoers accountable when there are no grounds for criminal prosecution. If you have lost a loved one in Louisville or the vicinity due to some person’s negligence, recklessness or deliberate illegal behavior, you can trust us to fight to deliver the best results possible.
A wrongful death case depends on proof that a defendant acting in a manner that was careless, reckless or deliberate caused the death of another person. Wrongful death cases arise from:
When a wrongful death has occurred, a representative of the estate can file a civil lawsuit to recover damages for the estate and for surviving family members. However, the Kentucky statute of limitations requires the action to be filed within one year of the date of death. Our attorneys provide a free evaluation of your case and no-cost advice on how to proceed.
There are basically two categories of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit:
In rare cases of gross negligence or deliberately harmful behavior, a defendant might also be liable for punitive damages. These are meant to punish the defendant rather than to compensate the family and to discourage others from engaging in similar behavior.
When you entrust your wrongful death case to our Louisville law firm, we are determined to pursue your case aggressively to hold the defendant fully accountable.
The Schuler Law Office provides highly effective wrongful death representation throughout Kentucky and Indiana. We understand your grief and treat you with compassion as we aggressively pursue the best possible results. To arrange a free consultation at our Louisville office, contact us online or call us at 502-568-9000.