When you have suffered an injury, the at-fault party (or their insurer) will try to avoid paying the money you are rightfully owed. The sooner an injury attorney can evaluate your case, investigate your accident, and hire any necessary experts, the better the chances an Elizabethtown personal injury lawyer has of getting you the maximum compensation you are rightfully owed.
Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles, result in a very large percentage of personal injury cases. However, there are many other types of incidents that could result in a personal injury claim in Elizabethtown. Other types of personal injury incidents that an Elizabethtown attorney can help with include slip/trip and fall accidents, dog bites, and foreign objects served in food leading to dental injuries.
Accidents can happen anywhere. Elizabethtown roadways can certainly be dangerous as can be the premises of any local business open to the public. Some of the injuries sustained in personal injury accidents include:
It could take years to recover from any of the above noted injuries and some victims may never fully recover back to the condition they were in prior to the accident. Following a visit to the emergency room, some of the medical treatment for these types of injuries could include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropractic, dry needling, acupuncture, surgery, pain management, prescription medications, and epidural injections.
The statute of limitations is a law set by statute that sets the maximum amount of time in which an injury victim must file a lawsuit. If the injury victim does not file a lawsuit within the time set by the statute of limitations, the injury victim’s claim is barred from receiving any recovery against the at-fault party. In Kentucky, for all personal injury claims except motor vehicle accidents, the statute of limitations is one year from the date of the accident. The statute of limitations for personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident, or two years from the date of the last PIP (Personal Injury Protection benefits) payment paid by your insurance company. Thus, a car accident injury victim in Kentucky has at least two years to file a lawsuit.
It is important for an injury victim to focus on their physical and mental recovery following an accident. While an injury victim is focusing on their recovery, an Elizabethtown injury attorney can deal with the insurance company, request your medical records and bills, investigate the facts of the accident, and preserve the necessary evidence to succeed in your case. Insurance companies are often looking to settle directly with an injury victim shortly after an accident by making a low settlement offer on the victim’s case. It is highly recommended to never accept a settlement offer before speaking with an Elizabethtown injury attorney.
While some injury cases settle without the need to file a lawsuit, many times a lawsuit must be filed in order for the injury victim to receive fair compensation from the insurance company. An Elizabethtown injury attorney can guide you through the litigation process, advise you on your options, and advocate for your rights.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the carelessness of another party, call Meagher Law Office today to arrange a free attorney consultation.