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Let Our Experienced Kentucky Attorneys Help You Pursue Wrongful Death Benefits

When someone loses their life due to another person’s negligence or intentional acts, it is considered a wrongful death under Kentucky law. While no amount of money can adequately compensate family members for the loss, compensation is nonetheless necessary and appropriate. Wrongful death lawsuits can provide compensation to pay for medical expenses and lost wages, while also seeking justice and the prevention of similar harm to other families.

The outcome of a wrongful death claim often depends on the experience and skill of your lawyer. At Monohan & Monohan, our legal team has handled similar cases and are trusted by many in our Florence community.

About Us

Our firm is one of the oldest law firms in Boone County. As a father-and-sons legal team, we take a collaborative approach to each case, giving clients the full benefit of the depth and breadth of our experience. We take pride in helping families in our community with their legal needs, helping them obtain financial security after a devastating loss.

Common Wrongful Death Scenarios

As part of the personal injury practice, we represent surviving family members who have lost a loved one after a tragic accident caused by someone else’s wrongdoing including:

  • A drunk or distracted driver
  • Someone who failed to maintain their property
  • The owner of a vicious animal
  • The manufacturer of a dangerous product

Each case is different, but our goal is the same: to seek full compensation on behalf of your family.

The Basics Of A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In Kentucky, a wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to recover compensation after the loss of a loved one but there are nuances to the law. The executor (or personal representative) for the deceased victim’s estate must file the lawsuit. Family members cannot sue for wrongful death unless a family member is also serving as estate executor.

However, when a wrongful death lawsuit is won or settled, the monetary damages typically go to the victim’s family members. Surviving spouses and children are the first eligible parties. If the victim did not have a surviving spouse or children, the damages can be given to the victim’s surviving parents, then to the victim’s estate (if there are no surviving parents). After the estate debts have been settled, the money would be distributed to any heirs named in the victim’s will.

If you have any questions about your eligibility to serve as plaintiff or to receive monetary damages, please do not hesitate to reach out to our attentive attorneys for answers.

Schedule A Consult To Learn More

Please schedule an initial consultation to tell us your story and learn more about how we can help. To get started, call our Florence, Kentucky, office at 859-795-4243 or contact us online. We are pleased to offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.