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Have you or someone you love sustained a personal injury in Louisville, Kentucky, or a surrounding area? Are you hurting and unsure how to return to the life you loved before the physical and emotional toll of a Car Accident, Truck Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Slip or Trip and Fall, Wrongful Death, or other Personal Injury? These debilitating circumstances might have left you out of work, financially spiraling, and caving under the stress and confusion around how to return to living your best life.

Under the law of the Commonwealth, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for your injuries from the person that caused them. An experienced injury attorney could provide a roadmap for holding the at-fault person accountable for your damages. You should not have to pay for their actions – we can help!

Hire Tate and our firm, and you’ll get the personal attention you deserve. We pride ourselves on being responsive. A client can call or text our firm. We usually respond immediately, but if it is Tate or another lawyer at the firm you wish to communicate with, we will respond within a day.

While there is certainly no law that requires you to hire an attorney when seeking compensation for an injury, for numerous reasons, it is wise to retain an injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident which caused your injuries.  If you have been injured in an accident, you may be unable to face your medical expenses and lost income on your own.  We will be happy to provide you with a free attorney consultation, and if we take your case, we will never take a fee unless we win your case.

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Car Accident
If you have been injured in a car accident in or around Louisville, Kentucky, then you know even a minor car crash can significantly impact your life and livelihood. Between the pain and suffering and...
Truck Accident
A careless or distracted truck driver could devastate your life in a split second. Often these 18-wheeler injury accidents will require recovering past and future medical expenses that quickly mount in addition to lost income,...
Motorcycle Accident
Kentucky natives enjoy the freedom of motorcycles, and that enjoyment should not come with the price and pain involved in a motorcycle accident injury. Unlike most other injury accidents, motorcycle accidents can mean hospitalization, medications,...
Slip & Fall Accident
Slips, Trips, and Falls can cause extensive and long-term issues and should not be the fault of the injured party if caused by the negligence of another party. You need a slip and fall lawyer...
Dog Bite
Despite our love for dogs in the Louisville area, not every dog is a loving companion. An experienced dog bite attorney can help you recover damages after a dog mauling or dog bite that resulted...
Pedestrian Accident
No one ever wants to get struck by a vehicle while walking, but pedestrian accidents can happen. Suppose you or a loved one are injured due to the careless behavior of a driver on a...
Bicycle Accident
Seeking compensation from an insurance company for your injuries while recovering from a bicycle accident can be overwhelming. Kentucky injury lawyer Tate Meagher is a born and raised Kentuckian fighting for fellow Kentuckians to get...
Bus Accident
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident in Kentucky, it is integral that an investigation is conducted to determine who caused the accident. Get a Louisville, Kentucky, bus accident...
Uber or Lyft Accident
In Kentucky, companies like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular when making transportation decisions. Unfortunately, Uber and Lyft drivers are not immune to negligent driving. If you have been injured while taking an Uber...
Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one due to one’s negligence, intentional act, or defective product of another party, you need to contact us as a trusted Kentucky wrongful death lawyer. Tate Meagher has seen...

Meagher Law Office – Your Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Louisville and Surrounding Areas

For years Tate defended insurance companies against claims brought by injury victims. As a result, he knows how insurance companies handle these claims.  He uses that experience to maximize his clients’ settlements and financial recoveries.   Tate and his team fight for injured victims so they can recover the compensation they deserve.

“One Moment, I was Riding My Motorcycle, The Next I was Hit by a Reckless Driver”

“It Happened So Quickly, And Now My Life Is Ruined”

“I Lost A Loved One Because Someone Else Wasn’t Paying Attention”

“All I Want To Do Is Take Care Of My Family, But I am Hurting And Scared Of Losing Everything”

“I Can No Longer Work, And I Don’t Know Where To Turn To Next”

The heartbreak and trauma left behind after a personal injury are horrible, but you and your loved ones should not have to continue losing. We will fight for justice to win back the parts of your life that were lost – and we refuse to back down until you get paid.

Understanding Injury Claims

Tate and his team will conveniently guide you through the process of getting the best outcomes for your personal injury lawsuit.

Your successful legal claim will start by showing that your injuries resulted from direct actions or negligence of another person or entity. As the victim of a personal injury, you are owed the duty that another person or entity made every effort to avoid harm to you. If you have been hurt and victimized – they failed in that duty.

Your injury claims might stem from one of the following:

  • Motor vehicle Accident
  • Truck Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Slip or Trip and Fall
  • Dog Bite or Attack

If your injury resulted from negligence and it caused measurable damages, Don’t Wait. Call Tate!

The injuries involved in a personal injury claim could vary significantly. Any bodily injury has the potential to lead to a claim for compensation, a Louisville, Kentucky, personal injury lawyer from Meagher Law Office may be able to help you recover your damages. Some examples include:

  • Abdominal Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Amputated Limb
  • Back Injury
  • Bone Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burn Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Cervical Injury
  • Concussion
  • Eye Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Injury
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Knee Injury
  • Lacerations
  • Neck Injury
  • Nerve Damage
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Injury

When these injuries occur, recovering from them could be a lengthy and costly process. Months of medical treatment, surgery, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and acupuncture can carry an overwhelming price tag for most people. Therefore, it is reasonable that the negligent party bears these expenses. However, Meagher Law Office, your personal injury law firm in Louisville and Shepherdsville, can assist you with filing a claim (and a lawsuit if necessary) that could recoup these losses from the negligent party.

How Does a Louisville Injury Lawyer Help?

Every injury case is different, but Tate and his team can help by taking these steps:

  • Investigating your incident to determine how the incident occurred and who is liable for the incident;
  • Gathering crucial evidence before it is lost or destroyed;
  • Notifying and communicating with all responsible parties, entities, and insurance companies;
  • Hiring any experts to prove crucial details about liability and damages in your case;
  • Gathering your medical records and bills which are needed to prove your damages;
  • Working with and communicating with your medical providers;
  • Applying Kentucky injury laws and insurance laws to boost the amount of compensation recovered;
  • Filing a lawsuit when necessary against all responsible parties;
  • Litigating your case through the conclusion of your case;
  • Calculating and proving the damages you are entitled to be compensated;
  • Negotiating with entities and insurance companies to maximize your settlement;
  • Negotiating with your health insurer, Medicaid, Medicare, workers’ compensation carrier, TriCare, or other health care providers to reduce your medical bills and liens.

Tate and his team will work tirelessly on your case so that you can focus on your recovery.  We do everything in our power to get our clients the results they deserve.

How A Personal Injury Lawsuit Works

A lawsuit is not necessary for all injury claims, but for many injury victims, a personal injury lawsuit is the best option for holding another person or entity responsible for their negligence. These lawsuits can differ dramatically in underlying facts and outcomes, but each case follows the same general process.

The first step in an injury lawsuit involves filing a document known as a complaint. The complaint initiates the lawsuit and lays out the plaintiff’s claims. The plaintiff must then serve the defendant with formal notice of the lawsuit.

Once the defendant formally responds to the allegations, both sides will begin the discovery process. This step involves the exchange of the evidence each party intends to use at trial. Once both parties complete discovery, they will start to prepare for trial.

Not all personal injury claims will ultimately go to trial. Many claims are resolved before a lawsuit is ever necessary. When liability is clear, a personal injury attorney in Louisville could negotiate a fair monetary settlement with the responsible party. The parties could reach a settlement at any point from before a lawsuit is filed to shortly before a trial is scheduled. 

Talk To A Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney About Your Claim

Personal injury claims have the potential to provide significant financial relief to injury victims and their loved ones. If you are living with financial strain due to a severe injury, you have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit to recoup your losses.

You are entitled to rely on your choice of legal counsel during the claims process. Reach out to a Louisville personal injury lawyer today to get started.

Qualities to Consider in an Injury Lawyer

Some of the qualities one should consider whenever hiring an injury lawyer for a car accident or injury claim include:

  • Experience: You do not want someone fresh out of law school handling your injury claim. Tate has several years of experience working for insurance companies and defending injury claims.  He now uses his knowledge from working on behalf of insurance companies to his client’s advantage.  For the last several years, he has represented injury victims injured in Kentucky, seeking to maximize compensation from large corporations and insurance companies.
  • Reputation:  Look up reviews on Google, Facebook, and other sites to see what past clients think about the injury lawyer or law firm.
  • Practice:  Hire an attorney that focuses solely on injury law.  It is not recommended that you hire someone that practices every area of law working your injury case.  It is also not recommended you hire a criminal defense lawyer, immigration lawyer, or divorce lawyer for your car, truck, or motorcycle accident injury claim.
  • Rapport:  Can you envision having a close and harmonious relationship with your lawyer?  Watch the lawyer’s videos on Youtube on their website.  Is this someone you believe you can get along with and that will fight for your best legal interests?

Tate and our team can handle all of your case’s complex legal, insurance, medical and financial issues. In addition, Tate and our lawyers will explain your rights under Kentucky law and advise you on whether any settlement offer is fair and reasonable or whether you should file a lawsuit to put more money in your pocket.

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All initial consultations with Tate are 100% free. You only owe Tate a fee if he makes a recovery on your case. Tate's fee is taken out of the recovery made on your case.

Kentucky Accident Claims

FAQ

Will attorney Tate Meagher take my case?

Attorney Tate Meagher and his staff are devoted exclusively to representing Plaintiffs in various personal injury claims. Tate and his team carefully and comprehensively evaluate each case individually. Tate and his team are happy to review your case for free and will quickly let you know whether we can take your case. Even if you think your injuries are minor, give us a call, as your claim may have more value than you think.

Is the initial attorney consultation free?

Yes!  All initial lawyer consultations are 100% free.  If you want to talk to an attorney about your case, please do not hesitate to call our office at (502) 309-9213.  After you have answered some basic questions with our attorney, we will advise whether or not we think we can help you.  If it is more convenient for you, you can chat with someone about your case on our website or fill out a short form on our website to provide some case details to our office on this page of our website:  www.calltate.com/contact.  We will follow up with you in a timely manner after your live chat or after you provide your case details on our website.

How much of my time will be required in my personal injury case?

Unless your case goes to trial, the amount of time requiring your involvement in a personal injury case is relatively minimal. The initial consultation (virtual or telephonic meeting) to discuss your claim usually takes about half an hour. Follow-up conversations to check on your medical progress and to update you on your case generally take less time and can be done by phone. When filing a lawsuit, you would likely need to come into the office to discuss, review, and sign certain legal documents. You may also be required to answer questions under oath at a deposition, undergo a medical examination by a doctor selected by the other party, and attend a mediation (also known as a settlement conference).  Most cases do not go to trial, but you will be required to attend the trial if your case does.

If I had an accident, is it okay if I speak with an insurance adjuster?

Two groups of insurance adjusters are interested in your claim - your insurance company adjusters and the at-fault parties' insurance adjusters. While insurance adjusters can sound friendly, understand that one of their primary motivations is to limit or even deny part or all of your claim. Many adjusters have decades of experience and have found ways to deny thousands of recoveries to injured victims just like you, so don't be deceived that you can match wits with them and win them over. Their job security depends on limiting and denying your claim.

You are likely contractually obligated to report an accident and injury to your insurance company. However, giving a recorded statement to even your insurance company adjuster is not advisable until you have spoken with an injury attorney with experience handling insurance claims. Indeed, do not speak with the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster until you have consulted a lawyer.

Can I still seek out payments for my medical bills if I was partially at fault for the accident?

The simple answer to this question is yes. Kentucky subscribes to a pure comparative negligence system in dealing with tort claims. This means that if you were partially at fault for an accident, you are still entitled to recover the damages that are attributed to the negligence of others. Determining how much fault will be attributed to each party is challenging and will be left up to the jury if your case goes to trial. An experienced Kentucky personal injury attorney, like Tate Meagher, will be able to advise you on whether or not your claim is likely to succeed.

The person that caused my car accident is claiming it is my fault. What should I do?

Many car accident cases involve a he-said/she-said situation, where it is initially unclear precisely what happened or who is liable. An experienced injury attorney will have an action plan to prove who caused the injury. Attorney Tate Meagher works with several investigators and accident reconstruction professionals who can often provide scientific evidence of the accident and who is to blame.

It’s important to note that not every case results from just one person’s negligence. Often, more than one person, including the injured party, is to blame for the damage. In Kentucky, under these circumstances, an accident victim is entitled to recover a percentage of the damages they sustain. Speaking to an experienced Kentucky personal injury attorney, like attorney Tate Meagher, is often crucial for receiving compensation in this type of situation.

The person I was in a wreck with does not have insurance.  What should I do?

In Kentucky, insurance companies offer what is called uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage protects against injuries caused to a person with no insurance. To be covered by this type of insurance, you must carry it on your own policy (or the insurance policy for the driver of the vehicle you occupied). If a negligent driver is uninsured, your uninsured motorist’s insurance will be liable for your damages. These claims often operate in the same way as a typical personal injury case, with the difference being that you are recovering from your own insurer. It is essential to remember in these situations that the representatives from your insurer are not out for your best interests. Like every insurance adjuster, they seek to minimize the loss of the insurance company. An experienced injury attorney, like Tate Meagher, can advise you on whether or not your claim is likely to succeed.

How much does it cost to hire our law firm?

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get compensated if we make a monetary recovery on your injury case. However, if no financial recovery is made, you owe nothing. Our law firm is paid a predetermined percentage when a monetary recovery is made. That percentage is determined at the beginning of your case.

Do I really need a lawyer for my injury claim?

Insurance companies are not concerned with giving you the compensation you deserve. Filing a claim without an attorney or accepting the first offer will drastically diminish your chances of receiving a fair settlement.

The legal process is incredibly complicated and can be overwhelming for those who do not deal with it daily. While some claims are small enough to be handled without legal counsel, most of them should involve an experienced attorney to ensure you receive reasonable and fair compensation. Attorney Tate Meagher and our lawyers offer a free initial consultation, which means you have nothing to lose when consulting with a lawyer from our office about your case.

Should I accept the insurance company's settlement offer?

An insurance company is a business. Their main goal is to minimize payouts so they can maximize their profits, which does not leave your best interests in mind.  Accepting a settlement from an insurance company will get the ordeal over quickly. However, the settlement will be incredibly low compared to what you rightfully deserve. In most cases, it is worth it to work with an injury attorney to get the compensation you deserve so you are not drastically underpaid. It may take longer, but the payout is usually worth the process.

How long will my injury claim take to resolve?

This depends on the specifics of your case. Every case is different.  If someone sustained significant injuries, a settlement for the insurance policy limits could be obtained within a couple of months after the accident.  However, it is not uncommon for personal injury claims to be drawn-out if there are factual and legal issues or if the compensation at stake involves a large sum of money. In addition, if you are still recovering from your injuries, that can also prolong the legal process. Therefore, it is typically in your best interest to wait until you have fully recovered or reached maximum medical improvement to understand your injuries’ complete and final value.

What is my injury case worth?

It is difficult to estimate the value of any injury case right off the bat. Several factors will influence the potential payout, which is why attorney Tate Meagher and our lawyers will need to thoroughly research your case by looking at past verdicts in similar cases in the local area and settlement data. The following will all be factored into what you could potentially receive:  Past medical bills, future medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, as well as loss of future income.

Car Accident Statistics in Kentucky

Kentucky can be a dangerous place to drive.  In 2020, according to the Kentucky Traffic Safety Data Services, there were:
  • 780 victims of fatal traffic collisions on Kentucky’s public roads
  • 704 fatal collisions, up 5.5% from 2019
  • 19,322 nonfatal injury motor vehicle collisions on Kentucky public roads, down from 2019 saw 22,387 nonfatal injury collisions on Kentucky public roads
  • 896 automobile collisions involving a pedestrian
  • 337 total collisions involving a bicyclist
  • 19 collisions involving a railway train
  • 2,886 collisions involving deer
  • 18,968 collisions involving a fixed objection (such as a tree)
  • 6,455 collisions involving a parked vehicle
  • 10,631 hit-and-run collisions, including 28 fatal collisions
The Kentucky Traffic Data Services further reported that 68% of collisions occurred during daylight hours, 27.1% occurred during dark hours, 2.4% occurred at dusk, 2.1% occurred at dawn, and 0.5 occurred during an unknown time.  However, 43.8% of fatal collisions occurred during dark hours.  In 3,494 crashes, alcohol involvement was a contributing factor. Additionally, 961 collisions attributed cell phone use as a contributing factor. These statistics can be pretty eye-opening.  Anyone can be involved in a motor vehicle accident, even if you are a cautious driver.  If you have been injured in an accident, you likely have medical bills and lost income.  An injury lawyer can help you recover medical bills and lost wages but also help you be awarded pain and suffering damages.  Often, pain and suffering damages can exceed your medical bills and lost income.  Tate previously worked on behalf of insurance companies.  He now uses those years of knowledge he gained working on behalf of insurance companies to maximize his clients’ monetary recoveries.  Insurance companies routinely try to take advantage of injury victims legal counsel does not represent.  Do not let an insurance company take advantage of you.  Hire us, and we will go out for you to get the compensation you deserve. Tate and his team only take on injury cases.  The majority of our cases are automobile accident cases.  We take several steps to help our clients, including investigating the automobile accident, tracking down and interviewing witnesses, reviewing insurance policies, working with medical providers, gathering medical records and bills, communicating with insurance companies, filing insurance claims, gathering lost wage information, and documentation, consulting and hiring accident reconstruction experts and any other expert necessary to prove liability and damages, advocating for clients’ best interests, negotiating a settlement, and filing a lawsuit and litigating it to a conclusion.

Serving All of Kentucky

We have offices in Louisville and Shepherdsville, but we represent clients throughout Kentucky. We’ve also represented several people outside of Kentucky who happened to be visiting Kentucky when they were injured. So whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, bus accident, bicycle accident, slip or trip and fall incident, or dog bite incident, we will fight hard for you to get you the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the places we serve:

  • Louisville
  • Shepherdsville
  • Shively
  • Mount Washington
  • Simpsonville
  • Shelbyville
  • Bardstown
  • Elizabethtown
  • Crestwood
  • Prospect
  • La GrangeHillview
  • Taylorsville
  • Frankfort
  • Jeffersontown
  • Saint Matthews
  • Brandenburg
  • Pleasure Ridge Park
  • Fairdale
  • Muldraugh
  • Radcliff
  • Belmont
  • Lawrenceburg
  • New Castle
  • Owenton
  • Florence
  • Carrollton
  • Valley Station
  • Harrodsburg
  • Versailles
  • Lexington
  • Erlanger
  • Burlington
  • Covington
  • Newport
  • Fort Thomas
  • Alexandria
  • Independence
  • Georgetown
  • Springfield
  • Nicholasville
  • Danville
  • Richmond
  • London
  • Pikeville
  • Paducah
  • Lebanon
  • Upton
  • Bowling Green
  • Ownesboro
  • Hopkinsville
  • Henderson
  • Murray
  • Ashland
  • Winchester
  • Madisonville
  • Berea
  • Glasgow
  • Somerset
  • Lyndon
  • Mayfield
  • Middletown
  • Douglas Hills
  • Brooks
  • Hurstbourne
  • Indian Hills
  • Graymoor-Devondale
  • Anchorage
  • Goshen
  • Barbourmeade
  • Audubon Park
  • St. Regis Park
  • Hikes Point