A Compassionate Ally During A Difficult Time
Finding closure may seem impossible after your loved one has been involved in a fatal accident. At Fessler, Schneider & Grimme LLP, we understand that taking legal action against those responsible will not change the past. However, filing a lawsuit can prevent this type of accident from occurring to someone else in the future and help you move forward in the grieving process.
Our personal injury legal team has helped many northern Kentucky families find closure after a devastating accident. You can rely on us to provide compassionate counsel to you while we are fighting aggressively for your interests. During this difficult time, we will pursue all available options to obtain the maximum compensation allowed.
Helping You Receive Damages For Your Loss
In Kentucky, family members may file wrongful death claims to receive compensation for economic and noneconomic damages that may include:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Payment for medical expenses associated with your loved one’s catastrophic injury and death
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Motor vehicle damages to property as well as persons
In addition to these monetary damages, you may receive punitive damages if your loved one was fatally injured in an assault or died as a result of gross negligence.
Elements Of A Wrongful Death Claim
Part of what keeps the loved ones of a decedent from filing a wrongful claim is that they do not know what to expect. In Kentucky, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim, and they have one year from the date of the death to file it. It is important to file a claim as soon as possible, as these claims can take months or years to resolve.
Choosing An Attorney
Once you meet with us about your case and retain our services, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the details of your loss. Our personal injury team will collect as much evidence as possible about your claim, including any accident or police reports, medical records, recordings of witness testimony and expert witness consultations.
Filing Your Claim
After we have reviewed your case and determined there is legal standing, we will file your lawsuit against the liable party. After filing the suit, there is a discovery stage to uncover and exchange any information relevant to the case that either side finds.
Disputing The Claim
Next, we will likely take your claim to negotiations, where we will attempt to come to an agreed value for a settlement to compensate you for the loss of your loved one and the damages and costs that came with it. If negotiations are not able to provide an agreeable outcome, then a trial will be necessary. After further preparation for the trial, we will fight for you in court to maximize the financial compensation you receive for your loss.
Decades Of Legal Experience To Advocate For You
Attorney David F. Fessler, our firm’s co-founder and senior partner, uses decades of legal experience to determine the best approach for your individual situation. He will advise you honestly so that you have realistic expectations about your case before you move forward with your legal matter.
Our personal injury legal team is qualified to represent clients filing wrongful death claims after motor vehicle accidents, medical errors, slip-and-fall accidents and other preventable accidents. We are ready to assist you after your loved one’s passing, helping you find justice during this trying time.
Connect With A Skilled Lawyer Today
Kentucky’s statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is only one year. If you think that you have a wrongful death claim, it is critical that you take action before this time expires.
Contact a personal injury lawyer here to learn about the legal process and your options. When you email or call 859-305-8659 to discuss your issue, we will respond quickly because we know your concerns cannot wait.
Arrange your free, no-obligation consultation today.