A serious injury can change your whole life, and the lives of your family members. If your injury was the result of an accident caused by someone else, it's important to talk to an attorney with experience in personal injury law to learn about your options for pursuing compensation, and it's important that you do it soon.

Under Kentucky law, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is one year. This means an injured person has one year from the date of the injury to file a claim. After a year has passed, the injured person may not be able to recover compensation at all.

The damages stemming from a car accident can be enormous. Courts typically speak about them in terms of economic and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages include medical expenses, lost income and other costs that are easily documented through bills and calculations. To take a simplified example, imagine an injured person who earns a salary of $50,000 per year. If the injured person must take a year off from work to recover from an accident, he or she has suffered $50,000 in lost income.

Noneconomic damages include pain and suffering and other effects that are harder to document in monetary terms. However, if you have lived with pain and the other physical and emotional effects of a serious injury, you know that these things take a very real toll on your life and your family. Courts use a number of ways to calculate these damages.

An experienced attorney can help you understand how the law may apply to the unique facts of your cases, how you can document your damages, and work with you to develop a plan to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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