There’s nothing worse in this world than losing somebody you love. Especially if his or her death could have been avoided. I’m attorney Darryl Isaacs, and I cannot say I know how you feel. I can say that if you come to us for help, we will do everything in our power to help you to find out what happened and who is responsible.
Often, when family members file a wrongful death lawsuit, they have questions that need to be answered. Their loved one’s untimely death doesn’t make any sense. The only way to find out what really happened or to hold a party accountable for their gross negligence or unlawful behavior is through filing a civil lawsuit.
Sometimes, you know what happened and who is responsible, but unless you file a lawsuit you can’t prove anything. The person or people responsible for your loved one’s death will go on their way and will never be held accountable for their actions. Unless they are held legally accountable, they may continue on with the same reckless behavior and hurt somebody else. For some, the deciding factor in filing a wrongful death suit is preventing the same thing from happening to another family.
When a Louisville woman was hit by a tow truck driver while she was crossing the street in April 2015, then struck and dragged by a sports news reporter who fled the scene of the accident without offering assistance to the victim, the family sought justice through filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Hit and run is a crime, but it is also clearly a tort (civil liability).
And this isn’t the only situation where a wrongful death suit should be filed. Medical malpractice, workplace accidents due to negligence, nursing home abuse and neglect, bad drugs, and virtually any situation where somebody breached a duty of care is grounds for a wrongful death suit when the victim dies of the injuries caused by the negligent party.
How Will Filing a Lawsuit Help Our Family?
We understand that filing a lawsuit may be the last thing you want to do at this time. But you want answers about how your loved one died, why he or she had to die, and nobody is going to come out and admit they did something wrong, especially if they want to avoid liability.
When you file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court, your attorney can demand answers through the civil litigation process. As soon as the lawsuit is filed, we can legally demand production of records, both hard copy and electronic, including personal cell phones, text messages and social media. We can subpoena witnesses, as well as any parties directly involved, to appear at a deposition and testify under oath. We can subpoena parties who may have knowledge of what occurred to appear and testify, and we can demand access to all tangible evidence that may prove what happened and who is liable. Companies have been known to alter records in order to avoid responsibility. We have experience in proving that this is what happened.
Isaacs & Isaacs Can Help You to Obtain Justice
If investigating a wrongful death claim sounds expensive and complicated, it is. But it won’t be your problem. Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury law firm has the resources to investigate your loved one’s death to find out what happened, and we will not get paid for our work unless we win your case or settlement. We have a 99-percent success rate in obtaining maximum compensation for our clients who have been injured or have died because of somebody else’s negligence or hurtful act.
Kentucky wrongful death law allows juries to award punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish behavior that is grossly negligent or unlawful and to dissuade others from the same behavior. Because of this, punitive damage awards are usually large, often running into tens of millions of dollars.
Statute of Limitations
Kentucky allows one year from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Though this is not a lot of time, it is important to take action before witnesses forget what they saw or move away and before the evidence is altered or disappears entirely.
Because of this, it is very important to contact an attorney as soon as you can. Call Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury law firm without delay. We will take the burden off your shoulders by investigating what happened to cause your loved one’s death and hold all responsible parties accountable.
Call 800-800-888 to speak with an experienced Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney.