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Personal Injury Attorneys in Lexington KY

Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer

900 Beasley Street

Suite 225

Lexington, KY 40509

Phone: (859) 327-3383

Lexington Personal Injury Attorney

Kentuckians who are involved in accidents in the Lexington area often suffer injuries that can dramatically reshape their entire lives. While they are often entitled to financial compensation if someone else was at fault, insurance companies for negligent parties will try to resolve cases for as little as possible.

It takes Kentucky Courage to stand up for your right to fair compensation for your personal injuries. The Lexington personal injury attorneys at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer have the Kentucky Courage – and the legal experience and skills – to seek maximum benefits for you.

Did you suffer severe injuries in an accident in the greater Lexington area? If so, it’s time to get experienced legal help. Let Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer fight to recover all of the financial compensation you need and deserve.

We are ready to explore all of your legal options as soon as you call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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How Can Our Lexington Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?

Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer offers decades of experience with a wide variety of Kentucky personal injury claims. Some of the most common kinds of accident claims our firm handles include:

  • Car accidents — Crashes account for a significant number of personal injury claims in Lexington. They are also the types of claims that insurance companies are most prepared to fight. Most car crashes stem from the negligence of one driver, but an insurer will often try to attribute a greater share of negligence to victims in such collisions.
  • Truck accidents — Commercial trucks are large, heavy vehicles, prone to mechanical failures and when they collide with smaller passenger vehicles, the results can be devastating. Multiple parties, from the driver to the company that employed them, third-party maintenance companies, cargo loaders, or others could share responsibility for a crash. Because these claims can be complicated, it is crucial to hire an experienced attorney to represent you if you’ve been hurt.
  • Motorcycle accidents — Motorcycles are far smaller than most other motor vehicles on the road, so people riding them are far more susceptible for major injuries than occupants of other types of vehicles. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist is often unfairly blamed for a collision even when they were not at fault. It’s vital to have an attorney on your side to help combat unfair biases against motorcycle riders and help you seek the compensation you’re owed.
  • Bicycle accidents —People of all ages in Kentucky enjoy riding bikes, but accidents involving bikes and motor vehicles are unfortunately common. If a cyclist is hurt in a collision with a car or truck, in a dooring accident, or hurt by a defective road condition, they deserve the experienced legal representation our firm can provide.
  • Pedestrian accidents — Pedestrians trust that drivers will operate their vehicles responsibly and avoid hitting them. If a driver is distracted, intoxicated, driving aggressively, or fails to obey the rules of the road, a pedestrian could be severely hurt or killed.
  • Boating accidents — From Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Carlisle to Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond to General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Kentucky has no shortage of waterways for recreational boating. While these can often be fun activities, operator negligence or mechanical issues can lead to accidents causing severe injuries.
  • Maritime injuries — If you work on the water for a living, personal injury matters may fall under the jurisdiction of maritime or admiralty law. Injured seamen are generally not eligible for workers’ compensation, but they could be entitled to maintenance and cure as well as other benefits under the Jones Act.
  • Slip and fall accidents — Falls are routinely one of the most common causes of injuries in Kentucky and the United States in general. Dangerous conditions allowed by premises owners can cause these accidents.
  • Dog bites —Lawyers often handle dog bite claims because an insurance company or an uninsured dog owner typically will try to underpay a victim. Kentucky is considered a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. This means that a dog owner can be responsible for damages regardless of whether a dog has previously bitten anybody or displayed violent tendencies.
  • Product liability — While most consumer products undergo rounds of testing to ensure their safety before they are sold, dangerous or defective products are sometimes introduced into the marketplace. In these instances, injured consumers could have grounds for a product liability claim against the manufacturer or seller.
  • Birth injuries — Doctors or hospitals could be liable when a birth injury stems from some kind of medical negligence. Proving a birth injury can be exceptionally challenging, so you will want to be certain to retain an experienced Lexington personal injury attorney.
  • Medical malpractice — Medical malpractice is often alleged but very difficult to prove. Kentucky enacted the Medical Review Panels Act in 2017 that required injured parties to submit their cases to a panel before they could file a complaint in state court. The Kentucky Supreme Court struck down the law in its entirety in 2019, however, after finding that it unconstitutionally delayed a claimant’s access to the courts.

Were you hurt in an accident in Lexington? Time is limited to take action, so contact a Lexington personal injury lawyer at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer right away to get the legal help you need.

Types of Damages You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim

Many personal injury cases are resolved through settlements after negotiations. There can be some cases in which lawsuits become necessary and the cases do ultimately make it to court. Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer will never balk at taking a case to trial if a fair out-of-court settlement appears out of reach.

When a person is able to prove that their injuries were caused by a defendant’s negligence, they can be awarded economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages relate to the specific financial costs a victim has incurred or will incur, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage

Noneconomic damages relate to emotional or psychological harm, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement

Punitive damage awards are possible, but rare in Kentucky. Under Kentucky Revised Statutes §411.184(2) punitive damages require a person to prove that a defendant acted with oppression, fraud, or malice by clear and convincing evidence.

Our Firm in the Lexington Community

Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer has deep roots in Kentucky. Virtually our entire team of personal injury lawyers are Kentucky born and bred. Our Lexington office is located near Rupp Arena and the Kentucky Horse Park.

Our firm understands that it can sometimes be difficult for Kentuckians to exercise their rights, which is why we are big believers in our Kentucky Courage motto.

Our aggressive legal team will never be intimidated by insurance companies, and we are committed to helping you and your family recover maximum compensation for your injuries. In addition to our Lexington facility, we have six other offices in Kentucky.

Help with Car Accident Claims in Lexington

After a motor vehicle accident, Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can quickly launch a thorough, independent investigation into the true cause of crash. Our firm can determine what really happened, collect valuable evidence, and identify liable parties and sources of insurance coverage.

When you are having challenges paying for the medical care you need after a car accident, we can also help you make arrangements with your provider that will let you avoid payment until you receive a settlement or jury award from the responsible party.

Help with Workers’ Compensation Claims in Lexington

Some employees believe they can handle workers’ compensation claims on their own only to find that they have considerable difficulty in getting their claims approved or securing the full benefits they deserve. Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer handles a wide variety of workplace injury claims and can help you seek all of the benefits you are entitled to.

It can be decisive to retain a lawyer for a workers’ compensation case because the process can be complicated and technical. Also, while you may be prohibited from suing your employer or co-workers for an on-the-job injury, you could still file a lawsuit against a negligent, non-employee third party. Our Lexington personal injury lawyers will be able to determine if you might have valid third-party claims and work hold those parties legally accountable.

Help with Social Security Disability Claims in Lexington

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are incredibly important to Kentucky residents, including those in the Lexington area. Obtaining these benefits can be very challenging. Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can assist you in establishing your disability to enable you to receive benefits.

Our firm can increase the odds of your initial application being approved, and we can also represent you in any appeals. The SSD application process can be lengthy and complicated and one that you do not want to handle on your own.

Where Our Lexington Law Office Is Located

Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer is located on Beasley Street in eastern Lexington, conveniently located right off the interstate. Our office is close to the East New Circle Road and Winchester Road intersection of U.S. 421 Bypass and U.S. 60. The Lexington office is near Rupp Arena and the Kentucky Horse Park.

Ready to Talk to a Lexington Personal Injury Attorney?

If you sustained serious injuries in any kind of accident caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing in Lexington or the Fayette County area, seek medical treatment right away and contact our experienced injury lawyers as soon as you are able.

The Lexington injury lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer are experienced and dedicated legal advocates. Call us or reach out to us online to set up a free consultation. Since our firm opened, we’ve fought to help thousands of Kentuckians just like you with their cases.

If you need legal help in the Lexington area, call us today for the Kentucky Courage that you need on your side.