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Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident? If you have recently suffered a serious injury, you’re probably dealing with a lot. Expensive medical bills, physical therapy, stress, and trauma are all common during the aftermath of an accident. Plus, if your accident was caused by someone else, their insurance company is likely trying to convince you to settle for a sum that won’t even cover your medical expenses. The worst part is that you are forced to deal with all these things while simply trying to recover from your injuries.
If you have found yourself in a situation like this, the Kentucky Injury Law Center can help. Our Bowling Green personal injury attorneys focus on representing clients who have been injured due to the actions of another person or entity—for instance, if you were driving and a drunk driver hit your car, causing you to sustain a brain or back injury. We can help you prove who was liable for the accident and convince their insurance company to provide the funds you need to pay for all your accident-related expenses.
Interested in learning more about our Bowling Green personal injury attorneys? Give us a call at (270) 423-0023 today.
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A personal injury claim is a lawsuit requesting compensation from the liable party’s insurance company to cover any expenses as well as pain and suffering that were caused by an accident that led to injury.
Personal injury claims commonly involve motor vehicle and slip and fall accidents. Following a car wreck, for instance, the driver who caused the accident would be considered “at-fault.” In a slip and fall accident, who can be considered at-fault is often more complicated, but the blame often falls on the owner of the property where the fall occurred—assuming that your accident was caused by a hazard they should have removed, such as water collecting on the floor from a pipe leak. In both instances, you and your attorney will have to present evidence showing how the accident occurred and who—or what—caused it. If you are not at fault, you can receive compensation to cover your losses.
We can handle personal injury claims related to the following:
- Brain injuries
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Truck accidents
- Work accidents
If you have more questions about personal injury, head to our Personal Injury FAQ page, or give us a call.
In a personal injury case, the “plaintiff” is you, the injured individual, and the at-fault party is the “defendant.” Though such language may conjure up images of a courtroom setting, most personal injury claims are settled outside of court.
When you file a personal injury claim, the goal is to collect a “settlement” that will pay for the damages you have suffered. “Damages” are the calculable losses suffered by you, the plaintiff. There are two types: economic and non-economic. Rare personal injury settlements may also include punitive damages, which punish the defendant if they caused excessive harm due to a particularly reckless action, such as drunk driving.
The compensation you can receive in a personal injury case is calculated based on two categories:
- Economic damages: These include medical bills, lost wages from time taken off work to recover, the cost of ongoing medication and therapy, and more.
- Non-economic damages: These cover intangible losses such as mental trauma, embarrassment, pain, and any other suffering you may have experienced as a result of your accident.
You and your Kentucky personal injury attorney will work together to calculate how much money you need to pay for expenses that have already accumulated as well as what funds you need moving forward. The goal is to receive enough money to pay for every expense, both past and future.
The timeframe of a personal injury case can vary. If the defendant is compliant, we can probably handle everything quickly through amicable negotiations. If the situation becomes contentious, however, we may have to take your case to trial. Trials can be long, drawn-out processes, but we will be at your side providing guidance and representation the whole time. And the results will be worth it.
We believe that if someone has been hurt in an accident they were not at fault for, they shouldn’t be punished for it. We want to take the burden of things like insurance claims and legal documentation off your shoulders so you can focus exclusively on recovery.
We are willing to travel to you and are available on nights on weekends to listen to and act on your concerns. Everyone at our Kentucky law firm will always treat you like a human being, never as a case number. Our attorneys are local and hardworking, just like you. We were all born and raised in Kentucky, so we are proud to serve the state we love by helping the people in it. We look forward to helping you next!
Q:What is Kentucky's personal injury statute of limitations?
A:In most cases, Kentucky only allows injury victims up to 1 year after the date of their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit (Kentucky Revised Statutes section 413.140(1)(a)). The only type of injury case that is an exception to this rule is car accidents, which allow for a 2-year deadline (Kentucky Revised Statutes section 304.39-230). If you don't file your claim within the prescribed deadline, you forfeit your right to pursue compensation for your injuries.