QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Hello, my name is Mike Burman. I am a trial lawyer with over 25 years experience in wrongful death cases. I am very aware what these cases mean to the loved ones left behind. I’ve lived it in every wrongful death case I’ve handled.
I’ve put together some common questions that everyone asks in a wrongful death case. I know you will have specific questions. I promise an honest answer.
What is “wrongful death” and what should you do?
“Wrongful death” occurs when a person or employee of a company is careless, and that carelessness causes someone to die. The cause of “wrongful death” can occur over seconds or over decades. If you think a “wrongful death” has occurred, then save all the information you hear or see. Take pictures. Write down the names of witnesses. Make notes. “Wrongful death” cases are complicated. I’ve handled wrongful deaths casued by a careless semi-trucking company, a poorly trained water truck driver, an electrician at a factory and even a death caused by a factory robot to name a few.
What action will I take in your “wrongful death” case?
If you decide I am the right lawyer for your case, I will immediately head up a thorough investigation. This investigation will work with you, focusing on: (1) what happened, (2) why it happened, (3) who caused it, and (4) the preservation of evidence.
I will engage experts as needed to secure any evidence that might otherwise be lost. My experience helps me find hidden clues less experienced lawyers might miss.
As your lawyer, I will discuss practical solutions to the responsibilities and realities faced by the survivors of “wrongful death.” You can contact me anytime, day or night.
What is recovered in a “wrongful death” case?
A case for “wrongful death” recovers money to make up for the harms and losses caused to the deceased and to certain survivors of the deceased. As an experienced lawyer, I know how to document these harms and losses. Pain and suffering, loss of love and affection, medical and funeral expenses, and lost income and earnings make up the harms and losses but each type of harm and loss is documented differently. If the death is caused by extreme carelessness, then special damages for punitive conduct can be recovered. I will explain to you how to find the evidence and prove all wrongful death damages.
How much time do you have to pursue a “wrongful death” case?
In Kentucky and Tennessee, you generally have one year from the date of death. Do not wait until the last minute to contact a lawyer about pursuing a wrongful death case.
Why hire me in your “wrongful death” case?
For more than 25 years, I have been using technology and innovation to win wrongful death cases. Learning about the person whose life was cut short, building relationships with those left behind, helps me “see” what is there and what could be there. Understanding how insurance companies evaluate cases using sophisticated software is something I have studied for several years now. From the first time you and I talk, you will feel that your case is being handled by someone with years of experience in bringing a case together and getting things done. I handle cases throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Here are a few cities and highways were I have handled injury cases:
- Tennessee Cities: Ashland City, Clarksville, Dover, Gallatin, Jackson
- Kentucky Cities: Cadiz, Fort Campbell, Greenville, Guthrie, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Murray, Nashville, Oak Grove, Paducah, Pikeville, and Richmond.
- Interstate I-24 from Paducah to Chattanooga
- Interstate I-40 from Jackson to Nashville
- Interstate I-65 from Louisville to Nashville
- Interstate I-69 through Kentucky
- Interstate I-75 through Kentucky and Tennessee
- We handle wrongful death cases throughout Kentucky or Tennessee..
- We have years of experience with the Judges, the lawyers and the insurance adjusters who handle wrongful dealth cases.
What are my legal fees in a “wrongful death” case?
You do not need any money to hire me. I will explain how I am paid a percentage of what I recover for your, and I will put everything into writing. I don’t spend money on expensive TV ads, so I pass the savings to you. Click Contact Mike to reach me. I will make immediate arrangements to visit with you in your home, or at the hospital, or at my office within 24 hours of your contact.
HOW TO BEGIN A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE.
Decide who should talk to the lawyer. It is perfectly fine for several interested people to meet with me the first time. I will help everyone understand the case involved and what is necessary to go forward. As the case progresses, I will ask the probate Court to open an estate.
Preserve the evidence that shows the cause of death. It is so easy to miss something. When a “wrongful death” occurs, the most important witness has died, and cannot explain what happened. It is vital that evidence be carefully documented and preserved for issues that might not be obvious at the time of death. Please contact me before the evidence disappears.
I will help you secure the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
I will help you understand what happened and you will help me preserve evidence. Friends and family can be invaluable. You have to dig in wrongful death cases. Not all the evidence is on the surface.
Look for a Last Will and Testament. Save all important papers.
Do not discuss anything about the cause of death on social media. Anything you put on social media about the cause of death can be used to hurt the case.
I will develop a plan of action for your case. We will work together to win your case. You do not need any money to hire me. I look forward to hearing from you. Click Here To Schedule Your Free Consultation