Our Personal Injury Lawyers Make Sure You Don’t Have To Go Through This Alone
A serious injury can change your life in an instant. You may end up in the hospital, possibly for a long period of time. You may face a lengthy recovery and rehabilitation period. Bills can pile up, and you may be unable to work. If another person’s negligence is to blame for your injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you secure the maximum possible compensation to help you pay for the costs of recovery. In Paducah, Kentucky, the attorneys at Edwards & Kautz are prepared to fight on your behalf when you’re at your lowest.
You Are Not the Insurance Company’s Priority
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. Therefore, they’re in the business of not giving you any more than they have to for your claim. If you’ve been injured, your insurance company will often make you a quick offer for an amount that’s likely far less than what you deserve. They know you need the money ASAP and that you’re probably in no position to fight for it yourself.
That’s where we come in. As personal injury attorneys, we know the moves insurers are likely to make, and we know how to make a case to argue for more than they will want to give to help pay for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Job retraining (if necessary)
- Wrongful death benefits, if applicable
Common Questions We See About Personal Injury Claims:
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
Most personal injury claims are based on negligence, where someone gets hurt due to another person’s failure to take reasonable care in any given situation. In essence, if another person violated the duty of care owed to you and you got hurt as a result, then you probably have a personal injury claim. A duty of care could be the obligation to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors or to just obey traffic laws while they are driving.
What is the statute of limitations for negligence in Kentucky?
The standard time limit for Kentucky personal injury lawsuits is one year from the date of injury or discovery. Accident lawyers prefer to start working on a claim well before that point.
What are compensatory damages in Kentucky?
Compensatory damages in Kentucky refer to the monetary awards intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses incurred due to another party’s wrongful actions. These damages aim to restore the injured party to their position before the incident. Compensatory damages may include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Seeking legal guidance for better results is essential. Personal injury lawyers seek to fairly address the tangible and intangible harms suffered by the victim as a result of the defendant’s actions. Compensatory damages cannot undo the harm that has been done to you if you suffered a personal injury, but it can help you recover financially.
Can you sue for pain and suffering in Kentucky?
Yes, you can sue for pain and suffering in Kentucky. Personal injury law allows plaintiffs to pursue the damages as part of a civil lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries caused by another party’s wrongful actions. It’s also important to note that there are no damage caps in Kentucky.
What Should I Do If I Get In An Accident?
It’s normal to feel disoriented and confused after a car crash. You weren’t expecting it, and now you have to pick up the pieces. Where do you even start? Eventually, you will need to call a lawyer. In the immediate aftermath, however, other things are more important:
Get Medical Attention
If you’re injured, your first priority is your physical well-being. If you haven’t already been taken by ambulance, see a doctor who can analyze and document the full extent of your injuries. This is not only good for your health, but it also can help your personal injury claim later in the process.
Document The Scene
If you can, take photos of the crash from all possible angles. Talk to any witnesses, and write down what they saw.
Call The Police, But Don’t Claim Responsibility
The police will need to make an accident report. Even if you think the accident might have been partially your fault, do not say this to the police. It’s possible that the accident was at least partly caused by the other driver. Just stick to the facts as you know them.
Get The Other Driver’s Information
If the other driver didn’t leave the scene, get their insurance information.
Call Your Insurance Company
They will need to know that you’ve been in an accident and will want to send someone out to appraise the damage to your car.
Call A Personal Injury Attorney
People don’t get into accidents every day. It’s impossible to know exactly what could hurt or help you in these situations. That’s where an attorney can help. To schedule your free initial consultation, call one of our personal injury lawyers in Paducah, Kentucky at 270-908-4914.
What’s This Going to Cost Me?
We work on a contingency basis for personal injury cases. That means we are not paid until we win or settle your case. There are no upfront costs for you. You can start your case free from the worry that hiring a lawyer will bankrupt you. It won’t. But trying to fight your way through this alone could.