The grief of losing a loved one takes an enormous toll on your mental health and well-being. Attorneys Kyle Kaiman and Marc Crahan understand this and believe your loved one deserves justice. An unsettling time in your life is made worse by the prolonged stress of a lawsuit, therefore you should consider hiring an attorney who can handle all the details while you heal from this unexpected and devastating loss.
You may have many questions and concerns about the litigation process concerning a wrongful death case. We are here to help answer these questions and concerns and provide guidance and support.
You may feel a mix of emotions including sadness, anger, and shock during this time which is normal. We will handle your case with sensitivity and compassion with the goal of securing rightful compensation.
How Long Will It Take?
One of the biggest questions you may ponder is how much time it will take to reach a settlement.
Generally, that answer depends on a multitude of factors. Each case is different so there is no one exact timeframe. For simpler cases, the issue could resolve in one or two months, or in more complex cases it could take years to settle.
Most insurance companies will settle in about three or four months, but they often start at a settlement that is lower than what you deserve. An attorney can help you reach an acceptable offer through negotiation.
Why Is It Taking So Long to Settle My Wrongful Death Case?
Understandably you may feel stress and anxiety if your case takes longer than you would like to settle.
However, there are several factors that could be holding up your case such as collecting sufficient evidence, calculating damages, negotiating, and possibly going to trial.
Knowing what to expect may help ease your worries so that you know what actions will be taken if negotiations stall or fail.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claim in Kentucky
A statute of limitation is essentially a time limit that determines how long you have to file a wrongful death claim. In Kentucky, you have only one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit unless you are unable to secure legal counsel by that time. If this is the case, your statute of limitations is extended to two years.
Attempting to file a wrongful death suit after this time period has expired will likely result in your case being thrown out by the court.
Reach out to a KY Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Navigating an unexpected death that was caused by someone’s carelessness or neglect can take a huge toll on your health and well-being. We will be right by your side to take care of the legal aspect as you spend time focusing on healing. Give us a call today at (502)771-0741 or visit our website.