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
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.