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My name is Darryl Isaacs, and I practice personal injury law. In my decades of representing clients who have been injured by the carelessness of others, I’ve seen a lot of tragedy. There’s nothing worse than losing a beloved family member because somebody didn’t care enough to do the right thing. I’ve seen the emotional trauma people face, and though I cannot imagine how you feel, I know that at least part of the pain is caused by a sense of powerlessness. You want the truth about what happened, and you want whoever caused your loved one’s death to be held accountable.

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On top of the pain of losing a family member, you’re financially devastated. You’re facing medical costs and funeral expenses, and you lost the support your family member’s income provided. The legal theory behind tort law is to make the injured party whole again. Though nothing in the world can bring your loved one back, Ohio law is very strict in wrongful death cases. The state of Ohio truly tries to make a family whole again, at least financially.

Ohio Wrongful Death Damages

In Ohio law, you are suing on your loved one’s behalf for injuries, which they could have filed a lawsuit for had they lived. Ohio allows for broad damages family members can recover, including:

  • Loss of support your deceased family member’s income provided
  • Loss of companionship of a spouse
  • Loss of the love and guidance of a parent
  • Loss of potential inheritance, had your family member lived
  • Loss of the services of your family member (child care; yard work; chores)
  • Mental anguish and grief
  • Cost of therapy for traumatized survivors

Punitive Damages are not allowed in an Ohio wrongful death suit. But punitive damages are allowed for the behavior that caused the death and for which your loved one could have recovered punitive damages had he or she lived. Punitive damages are to punish a tortfeasor (liable party in a civil lawsuit) for gross negligence or criminal acts. For instance, if somebody drives drunk, a jury may award punitive damages in a lawsuit to punish the wrongdoer and discourage similar behavior. Juries have been known to award punitive damages of tens of millions of dollars, especially when the negligent party was an unethical business.

Ohio Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death

Channel 5 News aired a shocking investigative report last November which revealed the prevalence of medical malpractice in Cleveland and around the country. According to the News 5 report, one Vietnam veteran died from infection after having a minor surgical procedure for dental implants at the Cleveland VA. He swallowed a piece of gauze during the surgery, and doctors, who knew what happened, did not tell anybody about it.

The patient’s wife found out after she sought a second opinion at another hospital when her husband became seriously ill after his dental surgery. Though his VA medical record showed he had swallowed the gauze, the medical staff did not inform the patient or his wife about the gauze in his stomach, and by the time the patient found out, he was ill beyond recall. He died six months after his dental implant surgery. Clearly the doctors were grossly negligent. However, even if his widow brings a wrongful death lawsuit, there’s a cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice in Ohio.

According to the News 5 report, one doctor on staff at the Cleveland VA caused the death of between 10 to 15 patients. The records were kept secret until lawmakers forced disclosure of internal investigative findings.

If your family member dies after a routine medical procedure, you may not ever find out the truth about what happened unless you file a wrongful death lawsuit. Even if you do file a lawsuit, it is very hard to force hospitals to disclose records. But, by filing a lawsuit, you can expose wrongdoing and demand accountability from medical professionals. You will not have to be the one who fights with the hospital over disclosing records. Your wrongful death attorney will fight that battle for you.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In Ohio, a representative of the estate who is a human being, not a corporation, may bring a lawsuit for wrongful death on behalf of the estate. The lawsuit can seek damages on behalf of the family members and the estate.

Compensation will be split among:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Surviving children, including adopted
  • Surviving parents

Other family members may recover damages but have the burden of proving that the family member’s death caused them financial loss. For instance, if your grandparents had guardianship of you and were killed in a car wreck, you may be presumed to have lost their support and any potential inheritance. There are a multitude of situations where a family member who is not a biological parent provides support and guidance.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Expose the Truth

When you file a lawsuit, you are empowered to demand information that nobody is obliged to give you outside of a civil lawsuit. You and your aggressive legal team acting on your behalf can:

  • Subpoena witnesses, including employees, to testify under oath at a deposition and at trial
  • Demand production of all related records, including electronic files, social media passwords and cell phone transcripts and texts
  • Propound questions (interrogatories) to be answered under oath and in writing
  • Inspect all tangible evidence, including factories, vehicles, and medical facilities and equipment
  • Request the defendants to admit the truth of facts relating to the death of your loved one under penalty of perjury

In some instances, evidence uncovered during the discovery phase of a wrongful death suit have led to criminal charges being filed.

Statute of Limitations for Ohio Wrongful Death Lawsuits

In Ohio, the estate has a time limit of two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit. However, waiting until the time limit expires may not be a good idea. Wrongdoers have been known to alter records and otherwise engage in cover-ups to avoid liability for a wrongful death. Though we realize that contacting an attorney may be the last thing you want to do at this time, the sooner you do so the faster your attorney can begin a thorough investigation into the cause of your family member’s death before:

  • Evidence is altered or disappears completely
  • Witnesses forget what they saw, or move away
  • The wrongdoer has time to stage a successful cover-up

Isaacs & Isaacs Wrongful Death Law Firm Will Fight to Obtain Justice

At Isaacs & Isaacs, we feel that when people are allowed to get away with actions that endanger and kill members of our communities, nobody is safe including our own families. We are not afraid to stand up to big companies and demand accountability and justice in these cases.

We have helped grieving family members to obtain a sense of justice and closure in wrongful death actions, and we have helped them to have the financial resources to go forward and rebuild their lives. We are on call around-the-clock to be there for you in your legal emergency.

Call 800-800-888 or fill out our online form to speak with a caring and experienced Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney.


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A recent jury award of over $6 million dollars ended a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a local resident after his wife died in childbirth in 2009. Medical malpractice accounts for many wrongful deaths, but in most cases, the family does not file a wrongful death lawsuit.

There is probably no worse experience you can endure in life than to lose a beloved family member through the negligence or wrongdoing of another. My name is Darryl Isaacs, and I cannot say I know how you feel after losing your beloved family member. But I can imagine how bad it hurts, especially when things did not have to be this way. You want those responsible for your family member’s death to be held accountable for their reckless and possibly callous disregard for the safety of your loved one.

In addition to emotional pain and suffering, your family may be hurting financially from this disaster. You have funeral and medical expenses, the loss of income contribution and the loss of the day-to-day help your family member provided.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Help Your Family to Recover

Though no amount of money can bring your loved one back, filing a lawsuit can help you to expose dangerous behavior on the part of wrongdoers, and in doing so, you may help prevent another family from going through the same nightmare. Seeking justice can help provide your family with a sense of closure.

Tort law provides a way to repair financial losses caused by a wrongdoer. The legal theory is to make the victim(s) whole again, at least financially. Wrongful death damages your family can recover include:

  • Loss of companionship of a spouse
  • Loss of the love and guidance of a parent
  • Loss of family member’s income
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of the services of the family member (child care; yard work; chores)
  • Emotional anguish
  • Cost of therapy for traumatized survivors

The above are by no means all inclusive. Ohio wrongful death law truly attempts to make survivors whole again after the loss of a beloved family member.

In addition to the practical losses survivors must live with, Ohio allows punitive damages to punish egregious negligence or intentional malice. Juries have been known to award tens of millions of dollars in punitive damages in order to punish a tortfeasor (guilty party) like a wealthy corporation and to discourage similar behavior.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In Ohio, a representative of the estate may bring a wrongful death suit on behalf of the estate. The representative must be a human being, not a corporation.

Family members who can recover damages include:

  • Spouse  
  • Children or adoptive children
  • Parents

Other family members can recover wrongful death damages, but have the burden of proving that their loved one’s death caused them financial loss. For example, if your sister, now deceased, cared for you in your disability, providing your shelter and daily physical care.

Filing a Lawsuit May Be the Only Way to Expose the Truth

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It is not uncommon for companies and individuals who are responsible for tortious acts that cause a death to engage in a cover-up to avoid financial liability. This is especially frustrating for grieving family members, who may feel like they are in quicksand when trying to find out what exactly happened to cause their loved one’s death. A wrongful death suit can put you on the solid ground of exposing the truth and holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions.

After you file a civil lawsuit, you (and your attorney) can demand access to records and evidence that the guilty parties have no obligation to allow you to see outside of a lawsuit. Your attorney acting on your behalf can:

  • Demand access to all tangible evidence that could show what happened
  • Demand production of records and documents, including electronic files, social media passwords, company records, cell phone transcripts of calls and texts and any other records which might show wrongdoing
  • Subpoena witnesses such as company employees to testify under oath at a deposition and at trial
  • Propound interrogatories (questions) to be answered under oath and in writing

When your attorney has performed a thorough investigation into the exact cause of your loved one’s death and has built a strong case to prove liability, the liable parties will in all probability negotiate a settlement, to avoid the expense and possible bad publicity of a jury trial. You have a right to demand an admission of wrongdoing as part of the wrongful death settlement agreement. In some cases, criminal behavior has been uncovered through a civil lawsuit, and charges have then been filed.

Isaacs & Isaacs Will Bear the Cost of Investigation and Litigation for You

Investigating a wrongful death and the process of a civil lawsuit can be very expensive. We will bear the cost for you, and you won’t owe us anything until and unless we win your case or obtain a fair and just settlement.

Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death lawyers are aggressive and thorough in investigating and litigating these matters. We believe that when people and companies get away with behavior and actions that are so outrageous and irresponsible they can kill, nobody is safe, including our own family members. We want to see wrongdoing exposed and for wrongdoers to be held accountable for their actions so that they will not continue to endanger people.

Ohio Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

The Ohio statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for wrongful death is two years from the date of death. However, you may not want to wait that long to contact an attorney. The sooner your attorney can begin investigating the cause of your family member’s death, the stronger the case is likely to be. You need to act without delay before:

  • Evidence disappears or is altered
  • Witnesses forget what they saw, or move away
  • The liable parties have the time to cover up their actions

We realize that the last thing you want to worry about right now is contacting a wrongful death attorney. However, it may give you a sense of satisfaction to know that you are doing everything you can to expose wrongdoing and hold others accountable for their actions which caused your loved one’s death.

If you are not sure whether you have legal standing to file a lawsuit, you can call us for a no-obligation consult and case evaluation with one of our dedicated and aggressive wrongful death lawyers. Call 800-800-8888 or fill out our online form without delay. Let us take the burden off your shoulders, so you can begin to heal.


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One of the worst situations a family can go through is to suffer the unexpected, sudden loss of a beloved member through the carelessness or harmful act of another. In addition to grief and trauma, there’s the pain of knowing that things didn’t have to be this way.

You may be struggling with feelings of helplessness and frustration, especially if you suspect that somebody made a terrible mistake that caused your loved one’s death, but nobody will apologize or admit to wrongdoing. In order to investigate fully the cause of your loved one’s death, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain access to records that are otherwise off-limits.

In addition to your emotional trauma, you may be facing huge medical bills, funeral expenses, and without the income and other support your family member provided, you are worried about how you will manage to make ends meet. You may have to pay for childcare or hire somebody to do tasks that your loved one did, such as gardening or household chores. You could have more bills coming in than you can pay.

Wrongful Death Law Provides a Path to Justice and Financial Reparation

Filing a lawsuit in civil court will allow you and your attorney access to records and files that could prove exactly what happened and who is responsible. If it was a medical procedure gone awry or a horrific accident on the job, proving negligence and holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions can help prevent another family from going through the same nightmare you are experiencing.

Once you file a wrongful death suit, your experienced and aggressive wrongful death attorney can:

  • Subpoena witnesses including company employees to testify at a deposition and at trial
  • Demand access to records, including electronic records such as emails, medical files, cell phones and social media passwords
  • Inspect the area where the accident or procedure took place and all other tangible evidence such as equipment and machinery
  • Request admission of certain facts by those involved, under penalty of perjury
  • Propound or present interrogatories (questions) to be answered under oath and in writing

Without filing a lawsuit, you may never learn the truth about how your family member died, and negligent parties will not be held accountable for their actions.

Who Can file a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Ohio?

In Ohio, a representative of the estate who is a human being, not a corporation, can file the lawsuit. Family members who are eligible for compensation include:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Children, including adoptive children
  • Parents of the deceased (A parent of a deceased child may not recover damages if he or she abandoned the child.)
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Other family members may be eligible for compensation but have the burden of proving that the death of their family member caused them actual financial damages. There are many situations where a family member is caring for another, and if the caregiver dies, that person will be left without support. For example, grandparents often care for their grandkids, an aunt or an uncle can care for a niece or nephew and siblings sometimes care for brothers and sisters.

Ohio Wrongful Death Damages

The legal theory behind tort law is that when a party injures another through negligence or a hurtful act, the liable party has a duty to make the injured party whole again. Though we realize that nothing can fill the empty space in the family your loved one occupied, Ohio law truly attempts to make a family at least financially whole.

Compensable damages include:

  • Medical bills and funeral costs
  • Loss of companionship of a spouse
  • Loss of the love and guidance of a parent
  • Loss of family member’s income and financial support
  • Loss of potential inheritance
  • Cost of therapy for traumatized survivors
  • Loss of services such as household chores and child care
  • Emotional anguish

The above list is by no means all-inclusive. In addition to the wrongful death damages you can recover, Ohio allows punitive damages to punish intentional wrongdoing. If the tortfeasor (defendant in the lawsuit) is a large company, juries have been known to award punitive damages of tens of millions of dollars in an attempt to actually punish the company and discourage future misconduct.

In addition to financial compensation, taking legal action can give you a sense of closure and the satisfaction of knowing that those responsible for your loved one’s death were held accountable. Exposing wrongdoing can help prevent other deaths from the same negligent and callous disregard for the rights and safety of others.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Ohio

A statute of limitations is the time limit you have to file a lawsuit from the time the harm occurred. In Ohio, you have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit, however, you may want to take legal action sooner, before:

  • Evidence disappears or is altered
  • Witnesses forget what happened, or move away
  • The wrongdoers have time to cover up what happened

The sooner you contact a wrongful death attorney, the more evidence may be available to build a strong case to prove what happened. Though you are probably overwhelmed with grief and struggling to go forward, taking legal action can give you a sense of empowerment and the relief of knowing that you are doing something to fight back and that you aren’t in it alone.

How Can I Afford to Hire an Attorney?

Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury law firm will represent you on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid! If you aren’t sure whether you have the legal standing to file a lawsuit, one of our attorneys will be happy to listen to your story and answer your questions.

Call 800-800-888 or fill out our online form for a no-obligation consultation and case evaluation with an aggressive, experienced and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney.


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Nothing can make up for the untimely death of a family member. You’re hurt, angry, and you want to know who is responsible. Also, you may be left with medical bills and funeral expenses, and without the income your family member contributed, you don’t know how you will make ends meet.

The law provides a way to hold others accountable for their careless or willful actions that caused somebody to die. Wrongful death law is as much about holding parties accountable and providing justice and closure for family members as it is about financial damages a family suffers because of a wrongful death.

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death

The Cincinnati VA Hospital paid out $1.6 million to settle 11 wrongful death complaints in the decade since 9/11. For every case where a patient’s family member files a wrongful death lawsuit, negligence and medical malpractice leads to many other deaths, which are covered up by the medical profession and where nobody files a lawsuit.

According to a survey, you are many times more likely to die from medical malpractice than you are from a gunshot wound. The Veterans Administration is not exempt from the rampant malpractice that permeates the medical profession and endangers us all. If you suspect a loved one’s death was caused by medical malpractice, the best thing you can do to help stop this epidemic of slipshod medical treatment is to consult a wrongful death attorney about filing a wrongful death suit.

Who Can File a Lawsuit for Wrongful Death?

In Ohio, a representative of the estate may bring a wrongful death suit on behalf of the estate. The representative must be a human being, not a corporation.

Family members who can recover damages include:

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  • Spouse
  • Children or adoptive children
  • Parents

Other family members can recover wrongful death damages but have the burden of proving that their loved one’s death caused them financial loss. For instance, you may be able to file if your sibling supported you or a minor child, or if you were the guardian of a niece or nephew and your family member’s death caused you financial damages such as medical and burial expenses, and emotional trauma. You may also be able to file if you cared for your grandchild whose illness and subsequent death was a financial burden.

What Are Wrongful Death Damages?

Damages family members can recover include:

  • Loss of companionship of a spouse
  • Loss of the love and guidance of a parent
  • Loss of loved one’s income
  • Loss of potential inheritance
  • Loss of the services of the family member (child care, yard work, chores, etc.)
  • Mental anguish
  • Cost of therapy for traumatized survivors

The above are by no means all inclusive. Ohio wrongful death law truly attempts to make survivors whole again after the loss of a beloved family member.

In addition to the practical losses survivors must live with, Ohio allows punitive damages to punish intentional malice. Juries have been known to award millions of dollars in punitive damages in order to punish a guilty party and to discourage similar behavior by others.

A Wrongful Death Suit May Be the Only Path to Justice

In many cases, families have brought wrongful death lawsuits in order to find out exactly what happened and obtain a measure of justice. Filing a lawsuit against, for instance, a medical provider or a big corporation will allow access into records that otherwise may be off limits.

Once a lawsuit is filed, you (and your legal team, acting on your behalf) have the right to subpoena witnesses such as company employees to testify under oath at a deposition and at trial. You can demand production of electronic records, including social media and cell phone communications, emails and electronic files. You can demand access to tangible evidence such as black box recordings and faulty equipment. In the pre-trial phase of civil litigation known as discovery, your wrongful death legal team can fully investigate all evidence that will expose the parties responsible for your loved one’s untimely death.

Filing a case in civil court may be the only way to discover what happened to cause your loved one’s death. Also, you can expose wrongdoers’ unethical behavior, so other families don’t have to go through what you are suffering. Sometimes a wrongful death lawsuit leads to criminal charges being filed.

Call the Caring and Experienced Attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs

Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death lawyers are passionate about seeking justice, exposing wrongdoing and holding people accountable for reckless or criminal behavior that’s a danger to the community. We know that when somebody is allowed to get away with actions that endanger and kill, nobody’s safe, including our own families.

You don’t have to pay anything to enlist our help. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Isaacs & Isaacs will bear the cost of investigating your loved one’s wrongful death. We won’t get paid until and unless we win your wrongful death claim or case.

There’s a time limit to file a case or claim called a statute of limitations. If you wait too long, you could lose the right to demand justice. Because we understand how crucial it is to meet the legal deadline for filing, we’re on call around-the-clock to help those who need to seek legal relief for their injury. Call 800-800-8888 to speak with an experienced and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney. We are here for you 24/7.


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If you are visiting this page, you’ve probably lost a beloved family member. I am very sorry for your loss. I have never been through your experience but can imagine how devastated you must feel, especially if your loved one’s death was due to the negligence or harmful act of another. On top of your grief, you are probably angry, and possibly frustrated because it seems like nobody wants to tell you exactly how it happened.

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It is not uncommon in medical malpractice, exposure to hazardous materials and other accident cases for those involved to engage in a cover up in order to avoid liability when a death occurs. Unless you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you may never find out what happened to cause your family member’s death. If those responsible are not held accountable, other tragedies are likely to happen.

In nearby Cuyahoga County, Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson released a statement earlier this year that heroin overdoses are down. But the number of fentanyl-related overdoses is increasing. One reason we have a national epidemic of addiction to narcotics is that doctors now prescribe oxycontin for many injuries and medical conditions where a non-narcotic, non-addictive pain reliever could have sufficed. According to ME Gilson, fentanyl is being sold in a look-alike form that resembles oxycontin.

Wrongful Death Damages

In addition to the grief, anger and frustration you are probably feeling, there’s the financial crisis that the untimely death of a family member can create. In Ohio, the law recognizes extensive financial damages a family suffers from the wrongful death of a member.

The legal theory behind tort law is that when somebody harms another through negligent or hurtful behavior, the person or entity who caused the harm is responsible for making the injured party whole again, at least financially. Though no amount of money can bring your loved one back, you can recover financial losses and obtain a measure of justice and hopefully begin to heal and rebuild your life.

Wrongful Death Damages you can be compensated for under Ohio law include:

  • Medical bills and funeral costs
  • Loss of companionship of a spouse
  • Loss of the love and guidance of a parent
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of family member’s income and financial support
  • Loss of services such as childcare and household chores
  • Loss of potential inheritance
  • Cost of therapy for traumatized survivors

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In Ohio, a representative of the deceased’s estate must file the lawsuit. The representative can only be a human being, not a corporation. Family members eligible for compensation include:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Surviving children, including adoptive
  • Parents ( a parent who is found to have abandoned a child is not eligible for compensation)

Other family members can also recover compensation but have the burden of proving that the death of their family member caused them actual financial hardship. There are many situations where family members care for each other, and if the caregiver were to die, it would cause financial hardship. An experienced wrongful death attorney could help you with this aspect of the lawsuit.

Ohio allows punitive damages to punish intentional wrongdoing. If the tortfeasor (defendant in the lawsuit) is a big corporation, juries have been known to award punitive damages of tens of millions of dollars.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

A statute of limitations is the legal time limit for filing a lawsuit or other legal action. Ohio allows two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit, but you may not want to wait that long. The sooner you seek legal help, the sooner your attorney can investigate the cause of your loved one’s death before:

  • Evidence disappears or is altered
  • Witnesses forget what they saw or move away
  • The responsible parties have time to cover up their negligent act

Filing a wrongful death suit may bring you a sense of empowerment and the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing all that you can to exact justice from those whose callous disregard for the lives and safety of others caused your family member’s death. The theory behind the Ohio wrongful death statute is that you are standing in the place of your family member in seeking justice because your deceased loved one would have had legal standing to sue had she or he survived the negligent or hurtful actions of the tortfeasor(s).

Isaacs & Isaacs Wrongful Death Law Firm Will Help You Now

Our experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys are on call 24/7 to help in your legal emergency. You don’t have to have any money to enlist our help. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis: We don’t get paid until and unless we win your case or negotiate a just and fair settlement.

If you are not sure whether you have legal standing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, give us a call at 800-800-888, or fill out our online form to speak with one of our experienced, aggressive and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death lawyers.

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Sometimes when somebody you love dies unexpectedly, you suspect that you are not being given the whole truth about what happened. But nobody wants to answer your questions. People are scared of financial liability for causing the death of your family member. In order to find out the truth of what happened, you may need to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death lawyers are on call to help you now. Call 800-800-888 or fill out our online form for a free consultation with an aggressive and compassionate attorney who has the experience and the resources to get answers.

How Will a Wrongful Death Suit Help Me to Find Out What Happened?

An unexpected death can occur in many ways. Maybe your parent died mysteriously after being placed in a nursing home. Or your husband died after an implant surgery. You left your toddler at the same daycare center you have been using for months and received a call that your child was hit by a car. You could have lost a family member in a car accident or a crash with a big semitruck. Whatever caused your loved one’s death, you want answers.

In addition to wanting to know the truth of what happened, a wrongful death causes financial damages to the family. There are medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, maybe lost income and even the cost of therapy to help you deal with the emotional trauma of your family member’s death.

By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, your attorney can demand access to information and evidence that a company or an individual has no obligation to disclose unless they are forced to legally. The lawsuit will allow your attorney to gain access to evidence such as:

  • Company records
  • Witness testimony under oath at a deposition
  • Tangible evidence such as access to a vehicle or a manufacturing plant

Once your attorney has amassed enough evidence to prove negligence or a wrongful act contributed to your family member’s death, the liable parties will likely offer to settle. The stronger your case, the more power your attorney will have to demand a fair and just settlement, or take it to court.

Isaacs & Isaacs Wrongful Death Lawyers Will Investigate and File the Lawsuit

Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Law Firm has been representing Kentuckians who were injured or killed by somebody else’s negligence or wrongful act for decades. We have the resources to conduct a full investigation into your family member’s death. It may be expensive to do so, but we can bear the cost. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have to pay us anything until we win your case or negotiate a fair and just settlement. In some cases, an admission of wrongdoing and a formal apology was part of the settlement agreement.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

In Kentucky, there is a legal time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit called a Statute of Limitations. The deadline is one year after the date of death. If you miss this deadline, you can and almost certainly will be barred from any legal action you initiate regarding your family member’s death. Because of this, and for many other reasons, it is crucial that you contact an experienced and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs Wrongful Death Lawyer without delay.

We are standing by to help you now. Call 800-800-888 or fill out our online form to speak to an Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney.

 

 

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Chances are, if you’re visiting our website, you have recently lost a family member or somebody dear to you. Along with your grief, there’s the anger and frustration of knowing your loved one would still be here if not for somebody else’s negligence or harmful act. If you suspect that another’s wrongdoing caused your loved one’s death, you can expose the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit.

The experienced and dedicated attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs will help you to file your lawsuit and will work hard to uncover the truth of what happened and recover the financial compensation you need to move forward after your devastating loss. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis: you don’t owe us anything until we win or settle your case. If you would like to consult with an experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorney about your loved one’s death, call us now at 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form. You don’t have to face this tragedy alone.
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A few years ago, a widow filed a wrongful death suit against AK Steel in Ashland after her husband was dragged onto a conveyor belt while trying to remove a piece of matter that didn’t belong there. According to the Daily Independent, another worker accidentally turned the conveyor belt on and the man was dragged onto the machinery and asphyxiated. The widow’s lawsuit alleged that the machinery lacked safety features to prevent such accidents. The lawsuit named the employer, the manufacturer of the conveyor belt and others who played a role in her husband’s death.

By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the bereaved widow was protecting other workers from being harmed by forcing the company and the manufacturer to fix a hazardous condition on the job. Her lawsuit would help to prevent other families from going through a similar ordeal. She was also trying to recover the financial losses she suffered from her husband’s death.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Law – A Path to Justice

When your family member dies unexpectedly, the financial damages you suffer can be devastating. You may have medical bills, funeral and burial costs and are left to go on alone without the financial support and the daily help your loved one contributed. You feel like your life has been shattered, and you don’t know how you are going to manage. The legal theory behind tort law is that when somebody’s negligence or harmful act causes injury to another, the negligent person or entity such as a business is responsible for making the injured party whole again, at least financially.

Kentucky wrongful death damages include:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering of decedent from time of injury up until time of death
  • Punitive damages to punish gross negligence or a willful act

Who May File a Wrongful Death Suit in Kentucky?

The Kentucky probate court appoints a personal representative of the estate. This personal representative can file the lawsuit for wrongful death. Once the lawsuit is settled or a jury awards damages, the estate pays the medical and funeral costs and the reasonable cost of legal representation. The remaining funds are disbursed to surviving family in the following order:

  • Half to surviving spouse and half divided among children
  • If no children, entire amount to spouse
  • If no surviving spouse, entire amount to child or children
  • If no spouse or children, then mother and father or adoptive parents of deceased receive half each, or whole to only surviving parent
  • If there is no surviving family as listed above, then the award goes to the estate to settle debts, and the remainder passes to more remote kindred, according to Kentucky inheritance law

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Kentucky

Kentucky allows one year from the date of death, or from the date when the court appoints a representative of the estate, to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. This legal time limit to bring a suit is called a statute of limitations. If the representative is appointed later than a year after the date of death, the time limit can be more complicated. A knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer can help you to understand what your options are.
If you file a lawsuit after the time limit has expired, the defendant will file a motion to dismiss your lawsuit on the grounds that the statute of limitations expired and that motion will almost certainly be granted. You will be prevented from taking any legal action to recover your financial damages and hold negligent parties liable for your loved one’s death.

Because legal issues can be complicated after somebody died unexpectedly, you should speak to an Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. We will take the burden of seeking justice off your shoulders during this difficult time.

In order to obtain justice for your loved one and recover from the financial damages this calamity has caused your family we encourage you to seek legal help right away. Call 800-800-8888 at any time 24/7, or fill out our form for a no-obligation consultation with an experienced and caring Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney. Let us help you to obtain justice and recover from this devastating loss. Together we can keep our community safer by holding individuals and businesses accountable for reckless behavior or negligent safety conditions that put others at risk.

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For more than 25 years, Isaacs and Isaacs has served as Louisville, KY personal injury lawyers and we are proud to represent clients in nearby Bardstown, KY for these important cases.

Pursuing Justice with a Bardstown Wrongful Death Law Firm

When you suspect that another’s negligence caused your loved one’s death, you want answers. Isaacs & Isaacs experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys can help you to investigate what happened and hold those responsible for your family member’s death accountable for their negligence or wrongful act. By holding wrongdoers accountable you can help prevent another family from going through the terrible grief and loss you are experiencing.

If you aren’t sure whether you should pursue a legal action, give us a call at 800-800-8888 for a no-obligation consultation with an Isaacs and Isaacs wrongful death attorney. One of our compassionate attorneys would be glad to listen and to help you understand your legal options.

Last year, a young man was killed when his pickup truck collided with a combine harvester out on Boston Road. According to a report published in the Kentucky Standard, a front wheel of the combine was protruding over the dividing line, and the young driver who was traveling eastbound could not have avoided the collision with the westbound combine.

The report quoted a sergeant from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office as stating that drivers need to watch out for farm equipment on the road during harvest time. If the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the combine driver, the family of the young driver who was killed may be able to recover damages through filing a wrongful death claim.

Heavy commercial vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds are regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Commercial vehicle drivers have a higher duty of care to make sure that they are visible at night and to take other precautions to safeguard smaller vehicles they share the road with. If the combine or its driver was not in compliance with NHTSA regulations, the company could be held liable for negligence which led to a serious accident.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Law Provides Relief to Victims’ Families

In Kentucky, the law provides financial relief when a family member’s untimely death was caused by another’s negligence or wrongful act[[ii]]. The probate court must appoint a representative of the deceased’s estate. The personal representative is responsible for filing the wrongful death lawsuit.

Once the lawsuit is settled or a Kentucky jury awards damages, the estate is reimbursed for the funeral and burial expenses and reasonable costs of the lawsuit, then the remaining funds are disbursed in the following manner:

  • Surviving spouse and children split the award
  • If no children, spouse receives the entire amount
  • If no spouse, children receive the entire amount
  • If no spouse or children, the funds go to the parent(s) of the deceased
  • If there are no surviving family members as listed above, the funds go to the estate to pay debts, and after debts are settled, the remainder goes to those named in the will, or if there’s no will, the funds are disbursed according to Kentucky intestate succession law

Kentucky Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

In most cases, Kentucky allows one year from the date of death, or a year from the date the court appoints a personal representative for the estate, to file a wrongful death action. This legal time limit for filing a civil lawsuit is called a statute of limitations. If you let the time limit expire without taking action, you will almost certainly be barred legally from pursuing your claim. For this reason, it is very important to contact an attorney without delay. Another reason is that, in proving what caused your loved one’s death, the sooner your attorney gets started the better chance there is of uncovering evidence of wrongdoing.

How Can a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Expose the Truth?

Many accidental deaths are due to negligence on the part of a big company or a medical provider. In these situations, the at-fault party has no obligation to disclose company records and other potential evidence of wrongdoing such as a surgery robot or manufacturing equipment outside of a civil lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit will allow your attorney, acting on your behalf, to demand access to evidence that is normally off limits, such as electronic records, cell phones and a black box recording on an airplane or a semitruck.

Companies have been known to alter records to hide wrongdoing and escape liability when their negligence causes a death. Filing a wrongful death suit will allow your attorney to subpoena company employees and witnesses to testify under oath at a deposition. Most people who would not normally talk will tell the truth to avoid perjuring themselves in a legal proceeding. Once your attorney has built a strong case to prove liability, chances are that the liable party will want to settle and avoid the publicity and expense of a court trial. If the party is not willing to offer a fair wrongful death settlement, Isaacs & Isaacs will take it to court and fight to obtain justice for your deceased loved one and your family.

Isaacs & Isaacs Will Bear the Cost of Investigating and Litigating Your Wrongful Death Claim

As Bardstown, KY personal injury lawyers we take our jobs very seriously. We don’t think victims of negligence should have to pay to obtain justice. We believe that when somebody is so careless that they kill a valued community member, they should be held liable to the limit the law allows. We will aggressively pursue justice on behalf of your loved one, and you won’t owe us anything until and unless we win your fair settlement or award of damages. We have the resources to bear the cost of investigating what happened and, if necessary, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit to demand access to evidence and testimony to build a strong case.

At Isaacs & Isaacs, we believe that if people are allowed to get away with actions that are so careless or harmful they kill somebody, our own families aren’t safe either. We want to hold people accountable for their actions that jeopardize the safety of others.

Let us take the burden of investigating what happened and who is responsible for your family member’s death off of your shoulders, so you can focus on healing and rebuild your life. Call 800-800-8888 anytime to speak with a compassionate and experienced Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney. If you are not sure whether you have standing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, we will be happy to help you and answer your questions. You don’t have to face this tragedy alone.

Begin Your Case With a Berea, KY Wrongful Death Law Firm

If you suspect that somebody’s negligence or wrongdoing caused your family member’s death. call 800-800-8888 or fill out our form to speak with a compassionate and experienced Isaacs & Isaacs attorney. We can investigate what happened and who is responsible and help you to demand justice. We are on call 24/7 to be present to help you in your legal emergency.

Out of all the painful situations a person can face, there’s nothing worse than a loved one’s wrongful death. On top of the grief and loss you are experiencing, there’s anger because you know things did not have to be this way. Though nothing can change what’s happened, the law provides a way to hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligent or hurtful actions that caused your family member’s death. In many situations, those involved engage in a cover-up to escape liability. Sometimes there’s no way to find out what really happened or who is responsible for causing your loved one’s death outside of filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Last year, a Harrison County jury awarded $18 million to the family of a woman who died from nursing home abuse and neglect. Over half of the amount awarded was for punitive damages to punish the caregivers for the horrific suffering they caused the elderly resident to endure. Her injuries were so severe that her treatment at the hands of the nursing home staff amounted to reckless, willful and wanton negligence. The family’s attorney said a reason they filed the wrongful death suit was to prevent others from suffering similar abuse at the hands of caregivers.

Policies at the Kentucky nursing home chain included allowing residents to remain in soiled disposable diapers for long periods of time in order to save money on hygiene products. Hopefully, holding the nursing home accountable will prevent others from practicing the same cruel policies towards elderly residents entrusted to their care.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Law Provides a Path to Justice and Financial Relief for Families

In many cases, the untimely death of a family member leaves surviving relatives struggling to make ends meet. You have funeral and medical expenses and may also suffer from the loss of daily help and the regular income your deceased family member provided. Kentucky law recognizes the financial burden placed on a family who has lost a member through the negligence or wrongful act of a person or an entity.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Berea, Kentucky?

The probate court will appoint a personal representative of the deceased’s estate. This personal representative is responsible for filing the lawsuit. After the case is settled or a Kentucky jury awards damages, the money goes to the estate to pay funeral and burial costs and the reasonable cost of legal representation. The remaining funds are disbursed among family in the following manner:

  • Surviving spouse and children  
  • If there is no surviving spouse, the children  
  • If there are no children, the spouse  
  • If there is no surviving spouse or children, the parents or parent of the deceased
  • If there is no immediate family as listed above, the wrongful death damages award goes to the estate to pay off debts, and the remainder is distributed to beneficiaries named in the will
  • If the deceased left no will, the money is disbursed according to Kentucky intestate succession law

The state of Kentucky law allows punitive damages to punish wrongdoers in cases where reckless, willful and wanton negligence or other misconduct, such as the case above, causes a death. Because punitive damages are meant to punish and dissuade bad behavior, these awards can be high.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Kentucky

Kentucky law allows one year from the date of death, or from the date the probate court appoints a personal representative of the estate, if the representative is appointed within a year of the person’s death, to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal time limit is called a statute of limitations. If you allow the time limit to expire, you will almost certainly be barred from taking legal action.

Though speaking with an attorney may be the last thing you feel up to doing at this time, waiting until the statute has almost expired to seek legal help is not wise. The sooner that you contact an experienced attorney the faster your attorney can begin to investigate the circumstances of your family member’s wrongful death. Wrongdoers have been known to alter records and hide evidence in order to avoid liability, when their careless mistake or wrongdoing causes a death.

How Can Filing a Lawsuit Expose the Truth?

Once you file a lawsuit in civil court, your attorney, acting on your behalf, can demand access to evidence and records, which are otherwise off-limits. Your attorney may subpoena witnesses to testify under oath at a deposition or at trial. Many people who might not normally talk will not perjure themselves in order to protect an employer, coworker or associate. Records that the lawsuit allows access to include:

  • Tangible evidence such as a semitruck or surgical robot
  • Cell phone records
  • Social media passwords
  • Electronic and hardcopy company records and logs
  • Medical files and records

Sometimes, a wrongful death lawsuit uncovers lawless behavior that leads to criminal charges. In these instances, a separate case is filed by the district attorney in criminal court. If a person or company is doing something which can place others in danger, filing a lawsuit can expose the wrongdoing, and save others from going through the grief and trauma you are experiencing. Sometimes, a family member files a lawsuit against a company in order to get the company to fix an unsafe working condition, which caused their loved one’s death. In many cases, people have filed wrongful death suits to prevent others from suffering over the same behavior or actions.

Isaacs & Isaacs Will Bear the Expense of Investigating and Litigating Your Case

Isaacs and Isaacs personal injury law firm will represent you on a contingency fee basis: if we don’t win your case or reach a successful settlement agreement, we won’t be paid. We have the experience and the resources to launch a thorough investigation into the conditions and circumstances that led to your family member’s death.

At Isaacs & Isaacs, we believe that when somebody is allowed to get away with behavior that is so outrageous and negligent it causes a wrongful death in our community, nobody is safe, including our own families. We will diligently investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s death to uncover the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable. We will demand every penny of just compensation you deserve.

If you are not sure whether you have a cause for legal action, give us a call anytime, and one of our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys will listen to your situation and evaluate what you can do legally to obtain justice. Call 800-800-8888 anytime or fill out our form to speak with an Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney. You don’t have to face this tragedy alone.

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Bowling Green, KY Wrongful Death Law Firm – Isaacs and Isaacs

At Isaacs and Isaacs personal injury law firm, we are committed to helping to keep Bowling Green, Kentucky, safe for our families and ourselves. When an individual or company’s callous, irresponsible and hurtful behavior kills a valuable member of our community, we believe they should be held accountable to the limit the law allows.

For more than 25 years, Isaacs and Isaacs has served as Louisville personal injury Lawyers and we are proud to represent clients in nearby Bowling Green, Kentucky.

We understand that no amount of money will bring your family member back, but filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be the only way to expose what happened to cause your loved one’s death. By holding the responsible party accountable for their outrageous and hurtful action(s), you will help ensure that another family doesn’t have to go through the same kind of senseless tragedy.

When a family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Bowling Green, after their daughter, a student at Western Kentucky University, was killed in an accident with a Bowling Green police car, their attorney said that filing the lawsuit, which the city settled for $1 million, helped them find out exactly what happened to their daughter.

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It is often the case that when an accident happens that causes serious injury or death, nobody wants to take responsibility for the death because they are afraid of liability. The only way to get the answers you need is through filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

How Filing A Lawsuit Can Help Expose the Truth of What Happened

It is common for companies such as medical providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and those who dump toxic waste to engage in a cover-up of actions that cause injury and death in order to avoid paying out millions in wrongful death lawsuits to surviving family members. Once you file a civil lawsuit you can:

  • Demand production of documents including all company records
  • Demand production of electronic records including emails, social media and cell phone conversations and texts
  • Subpoena witnesses to testify under oath at a deposition and at trial
  • Subpoena company employees to testify
  • Inspect tangible evidence such as a factory, a commercial truck or a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant
  • Request the company or wrongdoer to answer questions under oath in writing
  • Request the company or wrongdoer to admit or deny specific allegations

Sometimes a wrongful death suit leads to criminal charges being filed. If the above investigation sounds expensive, it is. Isaacs &amp Isaacs wrongful death law firm will bear the cost of litigation for you. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid until and unless we win your case or just settlement amount.

Who Can File a Legal Action for Wrongful Death?

The rules are different state to state. In Kentucky, the probate court appoints an estate representative who can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate. Once the lawsuit is litigated or settled, the estate will receive the award of damages. The estate then pays the cost of funeral and burial expenses and reasonable cost of litigation. The remainder of compensation is disbursed in the following manner:

  • Surviving spouse and children
  • If no spouse – children
  • If no children – spouse
  • If no spouse or children – parents (birth or adoptive)

If the decedent has no immediate family members, the award goes to the estate, and after debts are paid, is distributed to those named in the will or the legal heirs if there is no will.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Damages

Kentucky allows family members to recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of income contribution
  • Punitive damages

Kentucky juries can award punitive damages in wrongful death lawsuits to punish gross negligence and illegal or malicious behavior. Because punitive damages are meant to punish, juries tend to award huge amounts of tens of millions of dollars, presumably in the hope that the money will hurt an unethical, greedy company and stop that company and other companies from doing wrong.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

Kentucky law sets a limit, called a statute of limitations, on how long you have to file a lawsuit after a wrongful death. You have one year to file a lawsuit from the date of death. If you miss this deadline, the defendant will ask the judge to dismiss your case, and the motion to dismiss will likely be granted.

Other reasons to talk to an attorney without delay are:

  • Evidence can disappear or be altered with the passage of time
  • Witnesses can forget what happened or move away
  • The defendant(s) will have more time to stage a cover-up of what happened if you wait

Isaacs & Isaacs Wrongful Death Law Firm Is on Call to Assist You 24/7

At Isaacs & Isaacs, we believe that if wrongdoers are allowed to get away with hurting other people through their self-serving or irresponsible behavior, nobody is safe. We are relentless in investigating wrongful deaths and bringing the guilty parties to justice.

Our experienced and aggressive Bowling Green personal injury attorneys will get started investigating your case or claim immediately. You can reach us at any time by calling 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form to speak to an Isaacs &amp Isaacs wrongful death attorney.

 

If you have lost a beloved family member because of somebody else’s negligence or hurtful act, you are likely hurting bad, and the last thing you want to do is consult an attorney. The idea of filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be offensive to you since no amount of money can fill the empty space your family member occupied. But wrongful death lawsuits are about obtaining justice and holding people and companies accountable for their actions that are so reckless and callous they kill.

Recently an Indiana family filed a wrongful death suit against the nursing home where their family member died in a fall. In nearby Brownsville, Kentucky, nursing home employees faced indictments charging them with elder abuse. Kentucky news is full of reports of elder abuse in nursing home facilities. When an elderly patient dies as a result of abuse or neglect, the family can seek justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. Nursing home abuse is just one of a multitude of situations where a wrongful death could occur.

In most cases, a family suffers financial loss from an unexpected death. You no longer have the help and support of your loved one, and you are left with medical bills and funeral expenses. Though nothing can bring your loved one back, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a way to obtain justice, hold wrongdoers accountable and have the financial resources you will need to pay off the medical bills and funeral expenses you are burdened with so you and your family can go forward and rebuild.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Law

The first step in filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Kentucky is for the probate court to appoint a personal representative for the estate. The personal representative files the lawsuit on behalf of the estate, and when damages are awarded or a settlement is reached, the compensation is awarded to the estate. The estate then pays the costs of the funeral and reasonable costs of the lawsuit. The remainder is distributed among family members in the following manner:

  • Surviving spouse and children
  • If no spouse – children
  • If no children – spouse
  • If no spouse or children –  parents (birth or adoptive)

If the decedent has no immediate family members, the award goes to the estate, and after debts are paid, is distributed to those named in the will or the legal heirs if there is no will.

Punitive Damages: Kentucky allows punitive damages to be awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit. Punitive damages are not intended to reimburse a family for their loss but to punish gross negligence and criminal acts such as assault or drunk driving that lead to death. Especially if the tortfeasor (defendant) is a big company, juries have been known to award tens of millions of dollars in punitive damages to punish behavior that shows a total disregard for the safety and rights of others.

In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit has led to criminal charges being filed after a crime was uncovered during the investigation stage of a civil lawsuit known as discovery. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help to protect others in the community from behavior that is so bad that it kills.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

In Kentucky, you have one year from the date of death, or from the date when the court appoints a personal representative of the estate, to file a lawsuit. However, people and companies have been known to engage in cover-ups to avoid civil liability and/or criminal charges when their actions caused a death. It is a very good idea to contact an aggressive and experienced wrongful death law firm as soon as you suspect that your loved one’s death was due to negligence or a hurtful act.

You do not want to allow wrongdoer(s) time to destroy evidence or for witnesses to forget what happened. Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death law firm is on call 24/7 to help you to file a lawsuit. If you are not sure whether you have legal standing to file a lawsuit, you can place a no-obligation phone call to our hotline, or fill out our online form. One of our experienced wrongful death lawyers will:

  • Listen to your story
  • Answer your questions
  • Help you to know whether you should file a wrongful death suit

Call Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Law Firm for Help, Anytime

At Isaacs & Isaacs, every lawyer, paralegal and legal support professional shares a passion for helping people. We feel that if people and companies are allowed to get away with behavior that is so reckless or intentionally hurtful it kills, then nobody in the community is safe, including our own families. We are compassionate and helpful, and we will be with you every step of the way during this difficult time.

Call our hotline at 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form for a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced, dedicated and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney. We are here to help you now.


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Isaacs & Isaacs, P.S.C.

1601 Business Center Ct
Louisville, KY. 40299

Phone: 502-458-1000
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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.

For more than 25 years the Louisville personal injury lawyers at Isaacs and Isaacs have been fighting for victims and their families who have been wronged. We encourage you to call our offices today for a free review of your very important case. We can be reached 24/7 by calling 800-800-8888.

Justice with a Louisville Wrongful Death Lawyer

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.

Louisville, Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyers

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 a Wrongful Death Law Firm in Louisville Fights for You

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.

Justice and Compensation with Our Louisville Wrongful Death Attorneys

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.

Punitive Damages

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.

Call Isaacs and Isaacs for a Free Wrongful Death Case Review in Louisville

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.


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Isaacs & Isaacs, P.S.C.

333 W. Vine St.
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Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-255-3000
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The legal theory behind tort law is to make the injured party whole again. When you’ve lost a beloved family member through the negligence or harmful act of another, you may feel that nothing will heal the emptiness in your life. Even if you and your family are hurting financially, you may not want to face the difficulty of consulting an attorney and filing a lawsuit at this difficult time.

Most often, wrongful death lawsuits are about obtaining justice and holding the responsible party accountable. Though nothing will bring your loved one back, justice can provide a measure of healing and closure.

Recently the family of a teenager who drowned at Transylvania University summer camp swimming pool filed a wrongful death lawsuit. They stated their reason for filing the lawsuit as wishing to hold somebody accountable for their son’s death, and to prevent future tragedies. If a teen is allowed to drown at a swimming pool with a dozen teenagers and two lifeguards, somebody was clearly negligent.

Lexington, Kentucky Wrongful Death Law

Every state has its own wrongful death statutes. Kentucky Revised Statute 411.130 governs wrongful death. In Kentucky, the probate court appoints a representative for the decedent’s estate. This personal representative is responsible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate. A Kentucky wrongful death action may seek damages from the party who is responsible for the death, either through negligence or by an intentional act such as assault or murder.

For example, if your loved one is hurt in a car accident and dies of the injuries, a wrongful death lawsuit could be filed against the other driver who was texting while driving (negligence). When your attorney discovers that the other automobile had defective brakes, which contributed to the accident, the manufacturer of the brakes and maybe others would also be named in the lawsuit. If the other driver was on a job-related errand at the time of the accident, that party’s employer would also be named. Many times, there is more than one party at least partly responsible for a wrongful death

Lexington KY Wrongful Death Damages

In Kentucky, once the wrongful death lawsuit is litigated or settled, the estate will receive the compensation to be disbursed. The estate pays the funeral expenses and reasonable cost of litigation. The remaining damages are then distributed to family in this manner:

  • Surviving spouse and children
  • If no spouse – children
  • If no children – spouse
  • If no spouse or children – parents (birth or adoptive)

If the decedent has no immediate family members, the award goes to the estate, and after debts are paid, is distributed to those named in the will or the legal heirs if there is no will.

Punitive Damages: Kentucky is one of the states which allows punitive damages in wrongful death lawsuits. Punitive damages are awarded to punish wrongdoers and discourage future unlawful or reckless behavior. Though punitive damages are rarely awarded, they are perhaps most often awarded in wrongful death cases, and the punitive damage awards can be huge, often running into tens of millions of dollars. When a jury awards a high amount in punitive damages, they want people to pay attention and heed the warning about shockingly irresponsible or malicious behavior.

Kentucky Statute of Limitations

The time limit in Kentucky for filing a lawsuit for wrongful death is one year from the date of death. This isn’t a big window for grieving family members to contact an attorney, but the lawsuit should be filed before witnesses forget what they saw or evidence is altered or destroyed. It is very important to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Family members have said that in filing a lawsuit they regained a sense of power over the situation, and it helped to ease the pain.

Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death law firm would be honored to represent you as you seek justice for your loss. We are on call day-and-night to help in your legal crisis. Call 800-800-888, or fill out our online form to speak with an experienced Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney.