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Personal Injury Attorneys in Prestonsburg, KY

Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer

87 Oak Ridge Ct

Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Phone: (606) 769-2026

Were you injured in a collision, slip, and fall, or another type of accident in Prestonsburg? Did someone else’s negligence cause you harm? If so, you may have the right to hold the at-fault party accountable for the harm you’ve suffered and losses you’ve incurred. Don’t let someone else’s poor decisions cost you your health and financial future. Contact an experienced injury lawyer for help right away.

The Prestonsburg, KY personal injury lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer are here to help those who’ve been hurt seek justice. With our help, our clients have collected more than $200 million in compensation for severe injuries caused by others’ negligence. Every personal injury case stands on its own facts, but having experienced legal representation helps. Our attorneys Tyler Wicker and Kathy Banks have the experience and Kentucky Courage to take on a wide variety of injury cases, from car accidents and truck accidents to slip-and-fall injuries, workers’ compensation claims, and Social Security disability claims.

You have a limited time to seek compensation if someone else’s actions have caused you harm. Get a free consultation with one of our attorneys today by calling our Prestonsburg office at (606) 769-2026 or visiting our contact page.

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Types of Cases We Handle in Prestonsburg, KY

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, Kentucky civil law allows you to seek full compensation to cover your losses. Some of the cases we handle at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer include:

  • Car accidents—When drivers fail to act responsibly, they put everyone on the road in Prestonsburg at risk. Drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, unsafe turns, and other kinds of reckless driving behaviors can all lead to severe or fatal injury accidents.
  • Motorcycle accidents—Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to serious injuries because motorcycles offer far less protection than passenger vehicles. Drivers who are distracted, drunk, speeding, or engaged in other aggressive actions can be held financially liable if their actions result in a motorcyclist being injured in a crash.
  • Truck accidents—Semi-trucks and other large commercial trucks can weigh 20 times more than a standard passenger car. This means that when large trucks are involved in an accident, the injuries are often catastrophic. Truck drivers may be held liable for an accident victim’s injuries if the truck driver was speeding, distracted, or otherwise negligent in the moments leading up to the crash. Trucking companies can also be held liable if their actions contributed to an accident, such as failing to screen a truck driver’s driving record before hiring the driver or failing to make sure the truck driver was taking required rest breaks.
  • Pedestrian accidents—Drivers who are intoxicated, distracted, or drowsy may fail to notice a pedestrian crossing the road in front of them. Pedestrian accidents can be devastating, but a knowledgeable Prestonsburg personal injury lawyer can help you seek just compensation to move forward with your life.
  • Bicycle accidents—Many Kentucky drivers don’t recognize cyclists’ rights to use the roads, putting riders at serious risk. When bicyclists are injured due to the careless actions of a motorist, the cyclist may be entitled to seek compensation from the driver who caused the accident.
  • Boating accident injuries—If you’ve been injured in a boating accident caused by a careless boater or an intoxicated boat operator, we can help you seek compensation from the at-fault boater.
  • Premises liability injuries—Landlords and property owners are required to provide a safe environment for tenants and guests. Failing to maintain a property or warn of unsafe conditions can lead to slip-and-fall accidents, broken bones, and other types of injuries. If you are injured while on someone else’s property, a personal injury lawyer can review the circumstances of the accident and help you seek compensation from the property owner and the owner’s insurance.
  • Dog bites—Any dog may snarl or bite if it feels threatened. Dog bites can be extremely painful, and some bites can leave lasting scars. A Kentucky dog bite injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries if someone else’s dog has bitten you or attacked you without provocation.
  • Defective products—When companies cut corners when designing or manufacturing products, their negligence can result in serious injuries or even death. Defective drugs, appliances, toys, vehicles, and other products can all cause serious harm to children and adults. If a defective product has harmed you, call a personal injury lawyer right away.
  • Medical malpractice—We trust doctors and other medical professionals with our lives, but they can make mistakes, and those mistakes can have serious consequences. When medical professionals fail to follow the recognized standard of care and cause injury as a result, they may be liable for medical malpractice. Examples of possible medical malpractice include surgical errors, medication mix-ups, failure to order appropriate diagnostic tests, birth injuries, and misdiagnosis of cancer. Medical malpractice can lead to significant injuries or prove to be fatal.

Types of Damages We Can Recover in a Personal Injury Claim

Kentucky law allows accident victims to seek compensation for their injuries caused by others’ negligence. The types of compensation available include economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages That Have Specific Dollar Amounts

  • Any medical bills related to your injuries
  • Your lost wages due to your injuries
  • Your reduced capacity to work and earn a living
  • The value of any property damaged in the accident

Non-economic Damages With Compensation That Are Harder To Quantify

  • The physical pain resulting from your injuries
  • The emotional harm you’ve suffered as a result of the accident
  • Loss of consortium, if someone in your family was injured or killed in the accident
  • Bodily disfigurement as a result of the accident

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

To get maximum compensation for your injuries after an accident, you’ll want to get help from an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Here Are A Few Ways Our Prestonsburg Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You

  • Thoroughly investigate the accident to identify every liable party and all sources of compensation
  • Handle all communications with insurance companies and any paperwork related to the accident
  • Help you find specialists to get you the care you need
  • Take care of all settlement negotiations with the insurance companies
  • Seek justice in court if the insurer refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement

Can I File a Lawsuit for Personal Injury in Prestonsburg?

If you’ve sustained an injury in the Prestonsburg area, there are three components to any personal injury lawsuit.

Negligence

Personal injury claims are based on some form of negligence. This means the person who caused your injuries had a legal duty to act reasonably to prevent you from coming to harm and failed to fulfill that duty. For example, motorists have a legal duty to follow traffic laws and drive safely to avoid endangering others on the road.

Damages

You have to show that you’ve sustained some kind of physical or financial injury as a result of the other person’s negligence to recover compensation.

Statute of limitations

Kentucky law states you must file a personal injury lawsuit within a set timeframe after being injured. This time window is set by Kentucky’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims. In most cases, you have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit, though the deadline is two years for car accident claims.

Do I Have Legal Rights to Personal Injury Compensation?

A Kentucky personal injury lawyer can help you gather the evidence you’ll need to build a strong case for compensation.

One key thing about personal injury claims in Kentucky is the state’s rules regarding shared fault for an accident. Kentucky uses a comparative fault rule for personal injury claims. That means that if you’re found to be partially responsible for causing an accident, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. In other words, if you’re found to be 10 percent at fault for an accident, any compensation you are awarded by a court would be reduced by 10 percent.

About Our Firm

Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer is one of Kentucky’s leading personal injury firms. Our attorneys embody the spirit of Kentucky courage in helping injured people stand up for their rights against insurance companies. Our attorneys live and work in the communities they serve, and they’re committed to helping accident victims seek justice. We know the courage it takes to rebuild your life after a major accident. We match your courage with our determination to help you seek relief through the legal system.

Prestonsburg Useful Locations

Hospitals

Police stations

Courts

  • Floyd County Circuit Court, 127 S Lake Dr. # 200, Prestonsburg, KY 41653. (606) 889-1658

Contact A Prestonsburg, KY Personal Injury Lawyer Today

We’re ready to start work on your case as soon as possible. Get a free initial consultation today by calling our office at (606) 769-2026 or visiting our contact page.

Awards & Recognitions
Roy G. Collins
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Kyle R. Salyer
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