Bowling Green Personal Injury Lawyers
How a Personal Injury Case Works
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.
Compensation for Personal Injury Cases
There are two types of damages in personal injury lawsuits: 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.
How Long Do Personal Injury Cases Last in Kentucky?
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.
Choosing the Right Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky
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!
“They are trustworthy and of the highest integrity. They never lied to me nor tried to mislead me about what they could or could not do.”
We Will Work Tirelessly on Your BehalfWe are hard-working trial lawyers fighting for hard-working Kentuckians, and we understand the importance of fighting to maximize your recovery.
We Will Always Keep You InformedThe legal process can be long and confusing. We will be sure to keep you and your loved ones informed about your case during every step.
We Learn Your Story, Not Just Your CaseIt is our mission to treat each of our clients as humans first and clients second. When you come to us, we don't treat you like a number, we treat you as a person.