Bardstown Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Tate Meagher has years of experience defending bodily injury claims for insurance companies. He now uses that experience to fight for injury victims in Bardstown against insurance companies and corporations. Meagher Law Office handles a variety of types of injury claims, with the most common being car accidents, slip/trip and falls, and dog bites.

Car Accidents

Life after a car accident can be overwhelming. Doctor’s appointments, medical bills, and insurance forms only add to the injuries, pain, suffering on, inconveniences and mental anguish one may experience following a car wreck. Drivers in Bardstown can cause car accidents for several reasons, including:

  • Tailgating,
  • Speeding;
  • Weaving through traffic;
  • Using phone while driving;
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Failure to keep eyes on the road;
  • Failure to stop at stop sign;
  • Failure to stop at red light.

A Bardstown personal injury can help alleviate the stress of dealing with the insurance companies following a car accident by, among other things, handling all communications on behalf of the injury victim with the insurance companies, requesting your medical records and bills, investigating the facts of the car accident, and obtaining the necessary proof to show the other driver was at fault for the accident.

Slip/Trip and Fall

Injuries are commonly sustained and slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. Some of the most common examples of these types of accidents include:

  • Slippery flooring from rain, spills, cleaning, or waxing;
  • Uncleared snow and ice in parking lots or sidewalks;
  • Poor lighting;
  • Defective sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, or other areas outside of a business premises;
  • Defective areas around gas pumps;
  • Broken guardrails or handrails; and
  • Defective steps.

In Bardstown, business owners who open their business to the public, have a duty to discovery unreasonably dangerous conditions on the land and either eliminate or warn of them. This means business owners like retains stores, grocery stores, and restaurants must regularly inspect for hazardous conditions on the premises. If they fail to discover a dangerous condition or discover a dangerous condition and fail to remedy the condition or warn of the condition, the company may be exposing itself to liability should a customer be injured due to the dangerous condition located on the business premises.

The investigation process in slip and fall and trip and fall cases is crucial. A Bardstown personal injury attorney can investigate an injury victim’s fall and determine the appropriate business entities or insurance companies to proceed against.

Dog Bites

Dog owners in Bardstown are strictly liable for any injuries and damages their dog causes to any person. This means the dog owner is liable even if they had no knowledge of the dog having any past aggressive behavior. Injury victims of dog bites can sustain significant injuries including:

  • Lacerations and puncture wounds;
  • Broken bones;
  • Infection;
  • Nerve damage; and
  • Scarring.

Young children are more likely to suffer a dog bite attach than adults. If you or your child has suffered a dog bite attack, contact law enforcement and animal control and seek medical attention immediately. After you have received proper initial care for your injuries, contact Meagher Law Office to discuss your options against the dog owners insurer or possibly even the dog owner’s landlord if the dog owner rents their residence.

Personal injury cases can be complicated, and it is highly recommended injury victims consult with an injury attorney to learn their options. In order to protect your rights, it is important that you contact a Bardstown personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured in a car accident, slip/trip and fall accident, or dog bite incident as Kentucky has a statute of limitations on these types of cases.