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Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when it is sudden or unexpected. Losing someone because of the carelessness or fault of another person can be devastating. Wanting to blame someone else is completely normal after losing a loved one, and in some situations, your blame is entirely warranted. When your loved one is killed because of the fault of another person, you might be able to seek legal recourse.

Did the negligent or wrongful actions of another party cause your loved one’s death? You could have grounds to recover substantial compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. This money can recoup you for the economic and noneconomic losses you have suffered due to the death of your loved one. A Louisville wrongful death attorney from Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can fight for you and help you recover the money you deserve.

At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, our legal team has helped many clients in Louisville who suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else’s negligence. We want to help you, too, and it starts with a free case evaluation with a member of our staff. We will review your situation and let you know how we can help.

To schedule an appointment right away, call us at 800-800-4600.

Trust the Hughes & Coleman Team to Build a Compelling Wrongful Death Case

Over the years, Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers has earned a substantial track record of recovering compensation for clients in wrongful death cases. During our time as personal injury lawyers, we have come to understand the three elements present in every successful case. For your wrongful death claim to have a positive outcome, it needs to prove the three conditions below:

  • Another party caused your loved one’s death;
  • In causing the death, the other party failed your loved one in some way;
  • Your loved one’s death resulted in economic or noneconomic losses to you.

Another Party Caused Your Loved One’s Death

First, we must establish who is responsible for the death of your loved one. For instance, if your loved one died from medical malpractice, we will investigate the circumstances and from there, implicate the specific doctors, staff members, or facilities that bear liability.

The Other Party Failed Your Loved One in Some Way

As we gather and assemble evidence to build our case, our goal is to paint a specific narrative — that the other party failed your loved one in some way, and your loved one died as a result. Returning to the malpractice example, we will attempt to show that your loved one’s doctor did not provide an acceptable level of care and that if they had, your loved one might not have died.

Your Loved One’s Death Resulted in Economic or Noneconomic Losses

Last, we must tie the death of your loved one to specific losses you incurred. These losses can be economic (meaning they involve actual financial depletion) or noneconomic (meaning they do not involve financial loss).

Our Louisville Wrongful Death Lawyers Help You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve

In a wrongful death lawsuit, you are eligible to recover compensation for both economic and noneconomic losses. The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team fights to get you the full damages you deserve.

Economic losses include the following:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of the deceased’s future income
  • Medical expenses associated with your loved one’s death

Noneconomic losses include the following:

  • Loss of guidance and companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of parental support
  • Emotional anguish

Count on Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers to Handle Any Wrongful Death Situation

No matter how the death of your loved one occurred, we want to hear from you. We will evaluate your case, determine who was responsible, and give you an honest appraisal of whether you have a wrongful death case. There is no cost or obligation for sitting down with us and finding out how we can help.

Our Louisville wrongful death lawyers have helped clients recover damages for deaths that occurred in the following situations and more:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car wrecks were the fourth-leading cause of death in Kentucky in 2014. We will investigate your loved one’s accident, determine who was at fault, and collect evidence to show how their actions contributed to your loved one’s death.

Medical Malpractice

According to Johns Hopkins, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States.

If your loved one died while receiving care from a doctor or other medical provider, we will look into it and determine if you have grounds for a medical malpractice case. If so, you could be in line for a substantial settlement or award. Medical malpractice judgments are often many times higher than those in typical civil tort cases.

Intentional Acts of Violence

Sadly, many wrongful death lawsuits stem from intentional acts of violence. According to the CDC, over 600 people died of homicide in Kentucky in 2014. Even if the responsible party was never convicted in criminal court, we may still be able to hold them liable in civil court.

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The Clock Is Ticking — Call Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers Today Before Your Deadline to Take Action Expires

Kentucky has one of the most restrictive statutes of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits. You have only one year from the date of death to take legal action. If you let this deadline pass, you will be barred from suing the responsible party unless you can prove that extreme circumstances prevented you from filing within the proper timeframe.

Accordingly, you should meet with a Louisville wrongful death lawyer without delay. The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team is ready to go to work for you today, so call to set up a free, no-risk case evaluation.

Call 800-800-4600 Today to Set Up Your Free Wrongful Death Case Evaluation

The wrongful death attorneys at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers want to hold those who were responsible for your loved one’s death accountable. We have a long track record of recovering compensation for Kentucky clients who lost loved ones because of the wrongful or negligent actions of another party. To schedule a free case evaluation to find out what we can do for you, call 800-800-4600 today.

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