Any accident can leave you with serious injuries that will have a devastating impact on your health, your ability to work, and your future. Any time you are injured due to another person’s negligence, the insurance company will likely contact you and try to pressure you into accepting a low settlement. The offer they make will not be nearly enough to fully cover the cost of your injuries and other losses. It is important that you do not speak to the insurance company or sign anything until you have spoken to one of our Radcliff personal injury lawyers.
Accidents can happen in a number of ways. These accidents fall into different areas of personal injury law, and each area may have its own unique laws. For example, the laws that govern a dog bite case may not necessarily be the same as those that govern truck accident cases. Some of the most common areas of personal injury law are as follows:
After an accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness, you should not have to bear the brunt of paying for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. By filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party, you can recover financial compensation for all of your losses. Legally, this compensation is known as damages and the most common of those awarded in personal injury claims are as follows:
After an accident, it is critical to speak to a Radcliff personal injury lawyer. An attorney can review the facts of your case to determine the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Every state throughout the country places a time limit on personal injury claims, and Kentucky is no different. The time limit on personal injury claims is known as the statute of limitations and if you do not file your claim within this time, you will lose your right to claim any compensation at all. In most personal injury cases in Kentucky, the statute of limitations is just one year from the date of the accident, making it one of the shortest time limits on claims in the nation.
However, car accident claims have a statute of limitations, you have a minimum of two years from the date of the car accident that caused your injuries to file a lawsuit. Due to the fact that Kentucky is a no-fault auto insurance state, though, the time limit on these claims becomes even more complicated. The statute of limitations may start on the date of the last no-fault medical payment or no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) paid by the insurance company. Out of caution, it is recommended that every car accident injury case be filed within two years from the date of the collision to receive maximum compensation.
If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, our Radcliff personal injury attorneys at Meagher Injury Lawyers are here to help. We will work closely with you to fully understand the circumstances surrounding your accident and make sure that any settlement offer made by the insurance company is fair. Call us now at (502) 309-9213 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation.