What Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Payout Look Like?

When you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions, a law allows certain affected individuals to file a claim and collect compensation for their losses and suffering. These claims are known as wrongful death claims or wrongful death lawsuits. However, while a person might be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death […]

Police Misconduct: What You Need to Know

The majority of Kentucky police officers are some of the finest individuals around, protecting and serving our communities with care and respect. However, in any situation in which great authority exists, there is the potential for abuse of power. As an American, you have rights, and you should be able to expect police officers and […]

Incarcerated Victims: Who Defends Them?

Summary: Incarcerated people face dangers from other inmates, guards, and their environment. When an incarcerated person is hurt, they have rights and often need legal representation. Here in Kentucky, about 41,000 people are incarcerated and 89,000 people will book in and out of our local jails in an average year. These incarcerated people face a […]

How Does Kentucky’s Strict Liability Rule for Dog Bites Work?

It used to be that dogs and their owners would be allowed one “free” bite before being found liable. This so-called “one-bite rule” was popularized because an owner could claim, “How would I know if my dog was dangerous until their first attack?” The problem with the one-bite rule, however, was that even though no […]

Can I Still Make a Claim If My Loved One Has Passed Away?

Summary: For up to one year following the loss of your loved one (and longer in many instances), you can file a wrongful death suit over the wrongful act of another party, whether it is intentional or unintentional. McCoy & Sparks has extensive experience with these type of cases. We’ll work with care and compassion […]

I Lost Someone Due to The Negligence of Someone Else – How Can A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Help?

After losing a loved one unexpectedly due to a preventable death, your family can face emotional suffering and economic hardship. A wrongful death lawsuit can be crucial to help you recover from your loss. In Kentucky, wrongful death legal protections exist to protect your family in the event you suffer the loss of a loved […]

Who initiates a wrongful death lawsuit?

After a person is injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, Kentucky and federal laws provide that the injured can seek to recover compensation for their damages through a personal injury lawsuit. The damages recoverable in these cases can be purely economic, such as medical expenses and lost wages, or noneconomic, such as […]