Providing The Legal Guidance You Need After Losing A Loved One In A Fatal Accident

If you lost a loved one in an accident, you may feel as if your entire world has been flipped upside down. In addition to the extreme grief and loss a death causes, there are practical implications. If the deceased was your family's primary breadwinner, how will you support your family? If the deceased was your children's primary caretaker, how will you find the support your children need?

At Wilhoit Law Office, we can't turn back the clock and undo what has been done. But we can help you move forward. You focus on your family; leave the worrying to us.

Our Grayson, Kentucky, attorneys help clients obtain the compensation they need after the loss of a family member.

You Have Two Separate Paths To Compensation

There are two separate but similar legal claims available to surviving family members who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents:

Wrongful death — This claim is brought by the personal representative of the deceased's estate. Damages include the deceased's lost wages incurred prior to his or her death, his or her conscious pain and suffering, and the loss of the deceased's future wages. Compensation awarded through a wrongful death claim is distributed to the deceased's heirs.

Loss of consortium — This claim can be brought by the deceased's spouse or dependent children to seek reimbursement for the loss of guidance, companionship and nurturing. Because this is a noneconomic loss, it can be hard to calculate the financial loss sustained by the loss of a family member.

These claims can often be resolved through negotiation and settlement. However, trial is a possibility.

Over the years, our lawyers have developed a reputation as skilled litigators. Insurance companies know that we will not hesitate to try a case if that is in our clients' best interests. However, we also know that not every case requires litigation. We always attempt to resolve cases through alternative means. But if trial is required to protect your interests, we aren't afraid to go to court.

We Are Here To Help. Call Us Today.

No amount of money can make up for the loss of your loved one. We know that. But financial compensation can make it easier to pay your bills and support your family after a loss. For help, contact our firm. Consultations are completely free and you won't pay us anything until we obtain compensation for you. Call 606-474-8833.