If you lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you may be considering filing a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death suits are civil cases where family members of the deceased can seek financial compensation for their loss, among other types of damages. The Balance explains the basic elements of these suits, and how you can proceed if you wish to file.
For many decades now, tabloid talk shows have been on American television networks. Even if someone in Kentucky may not have watched one of these shows, most people are aware of the basic premise on which they are founded. Each show has its own unique twist but all in some fashion highlight what are usually painful or unpleasant areas of the lives of their guests. This approach to entertainment can be controversial and, for one family, has allegedly contributed to the death of their loved one.
It is natural to want justice for the wrongful death of a family member, but timing is often one of the most important elements of these types of cases in Kentucky. It is usually wise to start building your case as soon as possible, but there are certain concerns that could be more immediate than others.
Many viewing a situation from an outside perspective may question the motivation for you to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Covington, given that no amount of civil action will bring your loved one back. Yet while punitive measures may be among the reasons you might seek action for wrongful death (to the extent that it assigns responsibility for your family member or friend's death), the primary reason is often to compensate for the financial losses that their absence now brings.