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.
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.
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
- 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.