If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, and you believe you may have a wrongful death case, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you determine whether you have a case, evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, and help you file suit under the appropriate statutes.
When Should I Contact an Attorney?
You should contact an attorney as soon as you believe you have a wrongful death case because the statute of limitations for these kinds of lawsuits is one (1) year from the date on which the deceased’s personal representative is appointed (and shall not exceed two (2) years from the date of death).
A Note About Personal Representatives
In Kentucky, only the deceased person’s personal representative can file a wrongful death lawsuit. While the damages will benefit the deceased person’s relatives pursuant to the appropriate laws, the personal representative must be the one to file. Often, the decedent’s personal representative is also a beneficiary of their estate. A personal representative may be the Executor (if the deceased had a will) or the Administrator (if the deceased person died without a will).
Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC Is Ready to Meet with You
At Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC, we are ready to meet with personal representatives who wish to investigate and/or file wrongful death suits.
Most of the wrongful death cases we handle are brought about by medical malpractice, dangerous drugs and medical devices, motor vehicle crashes, defective products, and other errors and accidents. We have been fighting for the bereaved since 1991, and we have recovered more than $100 million.
How We Can Help
While we understand that no amount of money can change what happened or bring your loved one back, we also know about the difficult financial realities that come with death. Our firm can help you by answering questions, by advising you of the law and your rights and by working to recover compensation. The money from a wrongful death lawsuit can also help offset the financial impact of your loss, replacing your loved one’s wages and work to compensate for conscious pain and suffering. Occasionally, we also pursue “Loss of Consortium” claims for parents, minor children and for spouses who suffer loss when a parent, child, husband or wife dies as the result of another’s negligence.
If someone else’s action or omission caused your loved one’s death, you should not have to handle the related costs on your own. Attorney Brett Oppenheimer helps make sure you do not have to.
Brett is respected by his peers and loved by his clients and will be personally involved with your case from start to finish. He has been practicing for more than 30 years and will strive to protect your family’s best interests during this difficult time in your lives.
Best of all, Brett does not receive any legal fees, and you will not face any expenses unless he wins your case. Brett will speak with you as many times as necessary to determine how he can help, and it all starts when you schedule your free consultation.
If you are wondering who you should contact regarding a wrongful death case, the answer is Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC. Start today by scheduling your free consultation at (502) 242-8877 or online.