Need an Injury Lawyer for a Kentucky Personal Injury Case?
Any given year, thousands upon thousands of people are injured on Kentucky’s roadways, with hundreds sustaining fatalities. The Kentucky Transportation Center keeps an eye on these statistics to determine the rates of these accidents, injuries, and deaths and the risks that cause them to occur every year throughout the state. The statistics show us that about 1 in 17 drivers in Kentucky will be injured in a traffic collision, and many more pedestrians and young people are losing their lives as well. Every state is known for having its fair share of accidents, but what if we could change this? Many accidents every year are caused by drivers who choose to get drunk or use drugs and get behind the wheel of a car, putting other’s lives at risk while doing so. If you have been injured in one of these serious cases, we want to stand by your side and help you receive the justice you deserve.
Why should you have an attorney? Though we’ll focus on this in just a bit, you should never handle a case on your own if you have sustained serious injuries. You will find that it is not always easy to fight against the other party as well as their insurance company and attorney who attempt to build a case against you and pin the blame on you even though you know you aren’t at fault. You want to meet all the deadlines in your case and get the compensation you deserve during this time, so turn to us in your time of need.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
You may not be entirely convinced that an attorney will be able to help you because you’ve heard that the process is time-consuming and costly. Well, sometimes you have to make the decision between putting a little bit of time into your case or completely losing out on getting to file a claim, and having to spend the rest of your life living with the injuries caused by the accident. We don’t want this to happen to you. As the medical bills pile up against you or you miss time from work causing you to miss out on income opportunities, you may wonder how you can move forward and gain the compensation you deserve. We want to help you get back on your feet during this difficult time.
Here’s how an attorney can help you: We will help you preserve your case from start to finish because we believe in preservation from the very beginning. From the moment your accident occurs, we start collecting data that will allow you to gain compensation later on down the road, such as information from a police report or statements made by witnesses on the scene who saw every bit of your accident. There are other ways that you can preserve your case as well on your own – from taking photographs of your injuries as well as the damages to your vehicle to keeping a journal of the impact that your injuries have on your daily life. You will also be able to show bills related to your medical treatment to show just how serious your injuries are and how they have impacted your life.
There are three elements that show you that you’re ready to file a claim: if you’ve suffered severe injuries in your accident, are faced with extensive medical bills, or have lost a significant amount of your income from not being able to return to work. If you have met these criteria, it is time to turn to a personal injury attorney for the next steps in your case.
Claims We Handle
We handle a variety of cases in Kentucky and would like to extend a helping hand to you as soon as possible so you can get started on working toward compensation. Here are just a few of the different cases we handle:
Auto Accidents: Injuries and fatalities stemming from auto accidents happen all the time in Kentucky, as with many states across America. When these catastrophic accidents happen, however, they change lives. You only have a limited amount of time to file your claim according to the statute of limitations, which dictates how long you have to file your case before you are barred from doing so. In Kentucky, you have one year to file your claim. We can help you with many aspects of your case such as determining liability, settling your claim to get the most out of it, and more.
Bicycle Accidents: Bicycle accidents lead to serious injuries every year in the U.S. from fractures and lacerations to broken bones and head injuries. In some cases, bicycle accidents can even bring about permanent or life-threatening injuries or death. Bicycle riders are offered protections on the roads, which means that drivers must be looking out for them at all costs. This is due to the simple fact that riders are more prone to serious injuries since they have less protection than vehicle drivers do. If a driver failed to watch out for your safety and you have been seriously injured, you have rights – and we want to talk to you immediately.
Bus Accidents: Bus accidents are governed under common carrier law, which is a type of vehicle that takes you from point A to point B for a fee. If you utilize a common carrier, they owe you the highest duty of care and could be liable for your injuries in an accident. Sometimes, the bus company could also be held liable depending on the circumstances of the accident. Because some bus companies are government-owned, this means that you will have to act quickly to preserve your case and make the most out of it.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents: Commercial vehicle accidents could also cause a business to be liable for injuries, especially when a driver is working in the scope of employment when the accident occurs. However, you will have to show that the driver is actually an employee and not an independent contractor, which could create many issues in your case and ability to recover damages.
Truck Accidents: Large trucks are wonderful for our economy, but they are also prone to a variety of accidents on our roads every year, making them a danger to some. Because trucks are tens of thousands of pounds heavier than other vehicles, they can cause life-threatening injuries in the blink of an eye. These trucks are also highly regulated, which means that any violation that leads to an accident and injuries could mean liability for a driver or truck company. Let us help
We care about your accident case and getting you the recovery you deserve when you have been injured. This is why we want to speak to you as soon as possible after your accident occurs so that you can get the very best results. Don’t wait to file your claim, from DUI and motorcycle accidents to auto and truck accidents. We handle them all – just give us a call today!