Wrongful Death

Compassionate and Effective Legal Counsel After Wrongful Death

Coping with the sudden loss of a loved one is never easy. When a family member or loved one is killed due to someone else’s careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent actions, the grieving process can be even more challenging.

You might have questions that deserve answers. You might wish to seek justice. You might face financial burdens related to your personal loss.

At Hay & Knight, PLLC, we help individuals and families pursue wrongful death claims to obtain the closure and financial recovery to which they are entitled under the law. Most of our clients reside near our office in Somerset, but we are also available to handle cases statewide.

Since 1982, our lawyers have remained committed to representing only the victims of serious injuries caused by negligence and those suffering due to wrongful death caused by car wrecks, truck accidents, dangerous products, and other events.

Our founding attorney, Richard Hay, is a Certified Trial Specialist. Under his lead, we have obtained many settlements and jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars.

Wrongful Death Law in Kentucky

In the event of a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, Kentucky law allows the decedent’s estate to recover damages. Damages for wrongful death may be limited to burial expenses and the destruction of the decedent’s power to earn money. However, in some cases, medical bills and other losses can be recovered.

When a spouse, parent, or minor child is killed, Kentucky law allows the surviving family members to make a claim for the loss of the child’s affection and companionship. Kentucky law also allows a minor child to make a claim for the death of a parent.

We take a very personal and compassionate approach to wrongful death cases, while aggressively seeking justice for our clients. We know that after a fatal injury, surviving loved ones suffer financially, emotionally, and psychologically, and we use our extensive experience and resources to seek full and fair compensation for them.

As a family business, we keep families at the forefront as we do case work. We work very hard to understand exactly how a wrongful death affects a family unit. While no amount of compensation can make up for a life lost, we strive to secure results that ease our clients’ burdens.

We know this is a very challenging time for you, and we do not charge our clients any fees before recovering compensation for them through a wrongful death settlement or jury verdict.

Can We Help You Through This? Contact Us to Learn More.

We invite you to contact our law office to discuss your case and learn whether we can be of service. We limit the number of cases we accept in order to provide highly dedicated service to each of our clients. We would be honored to hear your story and consider providing our counsel and representation. Call 606-679-2214 or submit this form to reach our office in Somerset and schedule a free consultation at a location that is convenient for you.



Practice Areas

Our Initial Consultation is Free

During your consultation, we will be direct and honest with you about whether we believe your case has a reasonable assurance of success. If we take your case, you will not be responsible for any legal fees or expenses unless we recover compensation for you.
Hay & Knight Attorneys at Law logo