When someone else’s wrongful conduct causes you to suffer personal injuries, they should be held accountable for all of the resulting injuries and damages that you incur. As our attorneys at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. know, what initially seems like a minor injury often leads to more serious physical and financial consequences.
Unfortunately, many serious injury victims do not receive the financial compensation that they deserve because they do not have experienced legal advocates fighting for their right to recover. Personal injuries can be incredibly disruptive for injured victims and their families, especially for severe injuries. An experienced Lexington personal injury attorney at our law firm can help make the recovery process easier through this difficult time. Contact our law office today to schedule a free case review and learn your legal rights.
While each case is different, the following are the general steps involved in an injury case:
Our experienced attorneys will begin working on your case immediately after the initial consultation. They will speak with witnesses, review accident reports and medical records, and handle all communication with insurance companies and defense attorneys. We can build a strong case using all of our investigative resources.
Insurance companies often try to settle claims quickly for an amount that is only a fraction of what your claim is actually worth. Our Lexington personal injury lawyers will help to place a value on your claim that compensates you for all of your injuries and damages. We will not let an insurance company offer you a low-ball settlement, and we will pursue maximum compensation in all settlement negotiations and at trial if necessary.
When you hear about the types of “damages” that can be recovered in a personal injury case, this is referring to the amount of compensation a victim can receive. One of the most important factors in an injury case is determining the total amount that your injuries have cost a victim monetarily, physically, and mentally. There are various types of damages that can be recovered.
Compensatory damages are those that are intended to compensate the injured plaintiff for what has happened to them. These can include:
Fault is proven in a case by examining the totality of the evidence available. To prove that a defendant’s negligence was to blame for the injury, it needs to be shown that the defendant:
Proving fault may also involve showing that the defendant’s actions were intentional and done with a designed purpose or with certainty of the outcome to the plaintiff.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys are skilled in handling a broad range of Kentucky injury claims. Injury cases that we frequently manage include:
Kentucky’s statute of limitations gives accident victims just one year from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. Many states give injury victims two years, so it is important to remember the distinction for Kentucky. Our legal team can help you take swift action in filing a claim to make sure you meet the one year deadline.
If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries caused by someone else’s fault, contact a Lexington personal injury attorney at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. to schedule a free case evaluation. We are committed to our clients and we will fight to see that you receive fair compensation for the losses you and your loved ones have suffered as a result of someone else’s fault. Contact us online or call our Lexington office today at (859) 268-4300 for friendly legal services in the Fayette County area.
“After my horrible accident, this office was there for me. They helped me and answered all of my questions the entire time. I am very pleased with the settlement they helped me receive. I would recommend this office to everyone. Thank you so much, Angela Owens!” – Peggy R.
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