Compensation You Deserve After a Tragedy
The pain of losing a loved one is devastating. When the death is caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, it hurts even more.
You’re grieving and you’re confused—how did this happen? Why?
If you feel your loved one’s death was caused by another party’s recklessness, the wrongful death lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can help you determine if you have a personal injury claim.
Nothing can replace the person you lost. But you and your family deserve compensation for the financial—and emotional—trauma you’ve endured because of this.
We’ll fight to make sure negligent parties are held responsible, and help you begin to feel whole again after this difficult time.
Who’s Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Suit?
The last thing you want right now is to parse through difficult legal issues. We understand.
We can take care of getting your claim in motion, so you can work on moving forward with your life.
In both Kentucky and West Virginia, wrongful death is a type of personal injury claim, and a representative of the deceased person can file a suit in court. The representative is usually a spouse or another close family member.
A monetary settlement or award goes to eligible surviving family members, who can include:
- Spouse only, if there are no existing or surviving children.
- Spouse and the children equally, if all are surviving.
- Children only, if there is no surviving spouse.
- Parents only, if there is no surviving spouse and no children.
- In cases where there is no surviving spouse, children or parents, the damages will go to the estate of the deceased. The estate is divided according to their will.
Contact us today to learn more about the specifics of your family’s situation. Let us help you recover what you and your family are owed after a tragedy.
Proving Negligence and Wrongful Death
In order to win damages, you must prove negligence by the other party. It can be hard to do in wrongful death cases.
You have to show:
- The other party had a duty to provide reasonable care toward the deceased.
- The other party breached this duty.
- The negligence resulted in death.
They’ll have plenty of their own lawyers trying to disprove negligence. That’s why you need someone fighting on your side.
We know it’s hard for you to even think about this. The lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can take on the mission of fighting for you and for justice for your loved one, so you can get financial resources to put your life back together.
Fighting for everyday people when they’ve suffered terrible wrongs: That’s what we call Kentucky Courage™ and West Virginia Values.