The Frank Jenkins Law Office, based in Lexington, has been representing injured people across Kentucky for more than 20 years. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims obtain the justice they deserve – and the compensation they need. In fact, Frank Jenkins was voted the people's Favorite Attorney in the Reader's Choice 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader poll.
The unexpected death of a loved one is a tragedy. When your family member was killed because of the negligence, recklessness or intentional act of another, your loss may be compounded by the knowledge that it simply didn’t have to happen. If you have lost a spouse or child because of the wrongful actions of someone else, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case. This legal action cannot undo the terrible damage and pain you have suffered, but it can bring accountability to those responsible for your loss – and perhaps prevent another family from suffering a similar fate.
The legal team of Frank Jenkins Law Office has handled many wrongful death cases on behalf of surviving family members. We can help you and your family. Call us today at 859-963-2195859-963-2195 or contact us via email.
Wrongful death is defined as the death of one person due to the negligent or malicious actions of another person or party. These actions can arise out of a number of different circumstances, such as a car crash with a drunk driver, medical malpractice, or a severe slip and fall accident.
In Kentucky, only certain family members have the right to recover damages for the wrongful death of a loved one. In most cases, these family members are limited to the surviving spouse and children, although parents who have lost a child may also be able to file a claim. Usually any compensation is divided 50/50 between the surviving spouse and children.
The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death case include:
- Lost earnings
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering experienced by the victim before death
- Loss of consortium (companionship) can also be included in certain circumstances.
The legal team of Frank Jenkins Law Office understands that this is an extremely difficult legal action for our clients, and that even our best efforts cannot restore what has been taken from them. However, we believe that negligence or intentional misconduct that takes the life of another person is inexcusable, and when another person or party contributes to the death of your loved one, they must be held accountable. We have spent more than 15 years representing injured persons throughout Kentucky, and we believe that victims deserve justice. We will work hard to obtain compensation for your family as quickly as we can, so that an uncertain financial future does not add to your loss.
The Frank Jenkins Law Office will conduct a thorough assessment of your case, and review all available options to build a strategy with your best interests in mind. If you don’t know whether your situation requires a lawsuit or legal action, we can provide an initial consultation for FREE to determine if you have a case.
Your right to justice shouldn’t be compromised because of concerns over payment. We handle most cases on a contingency basis*, which means you pay nothing up front and will only pay an attorney fee when we settle or win your case.
If you need help with a wrongful death case or have legal questions, contact the Frank Jenkins Law Office today at 859-963-2195859-963-2195 or contact us via email.
*COURT COSTS AND CASE EXPENSES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT