Personal Injury Law in Kentucky
Many people who are injured in Kentucky accidents wonder how to go about finding and selecting a Kentucky personal injury attorney. We suggest that you consider a few PI lawyers and then make your choice.
Our site, www.attorneys.org, was developed to help injured persons find attorneys who can help them.
- Jot down some questions and contact the law offices via the phone or website (24/7).
- Request a free case evaluation during which you can find out if you like the lawyer, how much the lawyer charges, and how the lawyer can help you.
- Then, select the Kentucky PI attorney with whom you are most comfortable.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the state of Kentucky, this article will help you. We’ll explain:
- The kinds of cases that Kentucky personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find a Kentucky personal injury attorney.
Would a Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
If you were seriously injured in Kentucky, a Kentucky attorney would likely handle your type of case.
Fortunately, Kentucky PI attorneys always give free case evaluations, with no commitment required, so you can find out if you have a case without paying a fee.
Here are some of the cases Kentucky personal injury attorneys handle. If you don’t see your type of accident or injury, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get help.
Example motor vehicle cases include truck, car, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, scooter, boat, cruise line, airplane, and amusement park ride accidents.
Sometimes defective products cause injuries. Medical equipment, medical devices, chemicals, cars, hair dryers, power tools, medicines, drugs, vacuum cleaners, machines, appliances, kitchen tools, equipment, etc. have all been found to be defective at times.
Example injuries include death, brain injuries, birth injuries, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, food poisoning injury, medical malpractice injuries, anesthesia injuries, delayed diagnosis, missed diagnosis, surgical mistakes, medical errors, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
If you were injured on the job, you’re likely covered by Workers Compensation insurance and you may not need to hire a PI lawyer.
- However, some injured workers do need legal representation to get their rightful Workers Compensation benefits.
- In addition, if you were hurt by a defective chemical, tool, machine, or piece of equipment on the job, litigation against the manufacturer or distributer of the product may be appropriate.
How Do I Prove My Kentucky Personal Injury Case?
In general, these are the steps in proving a personal injury (i.e. negligence) case:
- First, you need to show the defendant had a duty to you and failed to act as a reasonable prudent person in that particular situation would act.
- Second, you need to show causation.
- Third, you need to show that you suffered legal damages.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- As soon as you make the call to a personal injury attorney, you’ll have professionals on your side.
- Evidence is easily lost and is better preserved as close to the time of the accident as possible.
- Insurance companies will try to trick you.
- The statute of limitations must be met. Here are some example Kentucky statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
- Medical Malpractice is 1 year (Ky. Rev. Stat. В§ 413.140(1)(a)).
- Personal Injury is 1 year (Ky. Rev. Stat. В§ 413.140(1)(e)).
- Wrongful Death is 1 year (Ky. Rev. Stat. В§ 413.140(1)(e) and Ky. Rev. Stat. В§ 413-180(1)).
- Property Damage is2 years (Ky. Rev. Stat. В§ 413.125).
How Do I Find a Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney?
To find a Kentucky personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral. It’s time to get help; your future may depend on it.