Recovering Personal Injury Compensation in Kentucky
If you were injured in one of the following accidents, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Kentucky:
Dog bite or animal attack
Nursing Home Abuse
Slip and Fall Accident
Keys to a Successful Personal Injury Claim in Kentucky
If you are injured, the first thing you need to do is get medical attention if you haven’t already. You may not think you need medical care, but putting it off could be detrimental and end up making your pain worse, even if the injury is minor. You owe it to yourself to see a doctor or visit a hospital or urgent care just to be certain your injuries don’t get worse, and there is a clear record of your injuries. You can’t recover personal injury compensation if there isn’t a record of your injuries.
Top-rated hospitals in Kentucky:
200 E Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202
Baptist Health in Lexington
1740 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
1801 Ashley Cir, Bowling Green, KY 42104
After you get medical attention, USAttorneys recommends you speak with a personal injury attorney in Kentucky to evaluate your case. An experienced attorney can help you secure the settlement amount you need to cover your medical bills, loss of wages and emotional distress.
Most personal injury cases including car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and wrongful death cases are resolved through negotiations with the responsible party’s insurer. A personal injury lawyer can take charge of the negotiation process and block an insurance adjuster’s attempts to give you a smaller settlement than you deserve.
When your injury is the result of a car accident, Kentucky’s no-fault insurance rule applies. Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XVI, Chapter 187 states that you must file your injury claim with your insurance company even if the other driver was negligent.
Taking Your Personal Injury Claim to Civil Court
If settlement negotiations don’t work out or your attorney believes you will have better luck with a jury or a judge, you can take your case to civil court. This process takes longer but can result in larger settlement amounts. A personal injury lawyer will explain advantages and disadvantages of a going to civil court and help you decide if it’s the right option for you and your loved ones.
If you do want to file a civil claim in Kentucky, your injury claim must be submitted before the state’s one-year statute of limitations expires.
Consult with an attorney
At USAttorneys, we have a devoted team of personal injury lawyers in Kentucky who understand how to build a personal injury claim that gets results. You can count on our network of litigators to recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and financial losses.