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- Proven track record of success. Our firm has gone up against the largest insurance companies, trucking companies, Kentucky hospitals and nursing homes. We have handled numerous class action lawsuits brought against corporations involving hundreds to thousands of individuals – and won.
- Local Louisville lawyers with a national reputation. The fact that our team has served Jefferson County and the surrounding areas for many years means that you will receive help from individuals who live in your community. However, our success is not limited to Kentucky courtrooms. We have taken the lead in complex cases against large corporations in over sixteen (16) states, working with experienced and respected lawyers from across the nation.
- Dedicated professionals with access to resources needed to win your case. Starting from the investigation period, the dedicated professionals at our Louisville law firm work tirelessly to get you the help you need. Your claim, no matter the size, will be given the time and personal care that you and your family deserve. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases and have extensive knowledge of local, federal, and state laws and regulations, as well as access to nationally respected experts and resources to help win your case. The firm employs a full-time nurse to assist in the evaluation and litigation of nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases. The facts specific to your case will be compiled and scrutinized by a team of attorneys who have dedicated their lives to helping people through some of the most catastrophic and disastrous events they will face. You can rest assured that we leave no stone unturned in the search for truth and justice on your behalf.
- Recognized leaders in nursing home abuse, motor-vehicle wrecks, and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. Exceptional service. Outstanding results.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Auto accidents are a leading cause of personal injury. They can result in injuries such as broken bones, whiplash, head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and even death.
Nursing Home Abuse: We place our trust in nursing homes to care for our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, they don’t always provide the level of care that they owe to residents. Nursing home abuse and neglect can lead to serious injuries and even death.
Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider’s negligence causes harm to a patient. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, and anesthesia errors.
Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur on a wet or uneven surface and can result in injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, and sprains.
Dog Bites: Dog bites can cause serious injuries, including puncture wounds, infections, and scarring.
Defective Products: Defective products can cause injuries when they fail to function as intended. Examples of defective products include faulty automobile parts, defective medical devices, and dangerous toys.
FAQs About Personal Injury Claims in Kentucky
How frequent are personal injury claims?
Thousands of people are injured throughout the state of Kentucky each year. According to data from the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, there were 15,387 personal injury claims filed in Kentucky in 2020.
Is there a deadline to file?
According to Kentucky law, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is one year from the date of the injury. This means that if you have been injured in Kentucky, you have one year from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Injuries/Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice
Need to be filed within one year of the accident or error in question. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. In some circumstances, if the injury was not discovered until a later date, the time period may start on the date that the injury was discovered.
The Kentucky wrongful death law establishes a statute of limitations or time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit: The claim must be filed within one year of the person’s death or one year after the appointment of the estate’s personal representative. However, the total time cannot be more than two years after the date of death. It’s important to note that any claims by minor children or the spouse of the deceased (known as loss of consortium claims in Kentucky) must be filed within one year of the date of death.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The Statute of Limitations in Kentucky for car accidents is two years from the date of the accident, or two years from the date the last no-fault medical payment (or no-fault PIP payment) was paid by your insurance company.
Can I still recover if my negligence contributed to the injury?
Kentucky is a comparative negligence state, which means that even if you were partially at fault for the incident that caused your injuries, you may still be able to recover damages. However, your damages may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
Is there a cap on what I can recover?
In Kentucky, there is no cap on damages for personal injury claims. The Kentucky Constitution prohibits the state legislature from limiting damages for injuries or death caused by negligence or wrongful acts. This means that victims of personal injury incidents can potentially recover full compensation for their damages, including economic and non-economic damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In addition, Kentucky allows punitive damages in cases where the defendant’s conduct was beyond normal negligence.