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Princeton, KY Personal Injury Lawyers

Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer

327A South Jefferson Street

Princeton, Kentucky 42445

Phone: 270-365-6555

The Princeton personal injury lawyers of Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer understand how a severe injury can disrupt your life. You may be unable to earn a living and facing a long road to recovery. It takes courage to persevere when you are injured and out of work. It takes courage to ask for help.

Our attorneys bring the Kentucky courage you need to stand up to insurance companies and demand the compensation to move forward after a serious accident. If you were recently injured and someone else is to blame, you may have a right to demand full compensation for your injuries and financial losses. Financial compensation can cover your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.

With deep roots here in Kentucky, our lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer have helped injured Kentuckians just like you recover compensation and rebuild their lives. Throughout the process, you can expect honest, personalized legal counsel from our trusted team.

Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with our Kentucky personal injury lawyer in Princeton. Call us at (877) 809-5352 today.

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Why Choose our Personal Injury Attorneys?

Selecting a Princeton, KY attorney to handle your injury case isn’t a choice you want to take lightly. Selecting the right attorney to advocate for your interests can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

See why local Kentuckians choose our law firm to handle their claims:

  • Locations Throughout Kentucky: We have seven offices conveniently located throughout Kentucky. The address of our Princeton law office is:
    327A South Jefferson Street
    Princeton, KY
    Phone: 270-365-6555
  • Free Consultations: Taking legal action is a personal decision that requires careful consideration based on trusted legal guidance. We understand that this is a big decision to make, which is why our Princeton personal injury attorneys will meet with you for free. After your consultation, you’ll have all the information you need to make a well-informed decision.
  • Meet with a Trusted Attorney: Your time is valuable, so we won’t pass you off to support staff during your initial consultation. At the outset, you’ll be able to speak with an experienced injury attorney. We’ll review the details of your injury and discuss whether we believe that you have a valid claim. We will explain what to expect if you file a lawsuit and who could be liable for your injuries.
  • Full Legal Representation: When it comes to injury accidents, there is sometimes overlap with other claims. For example, if you were hurt while on the job, you may be eligible to file for worker’s compensation benefits from your employer and potentially seek compensation through a third-party injury claim if someone other than your employer was to blame for your injuries. We will handle all relevant claims.
  • A Caring and Accessible Team: After a serious injury, you need a compassionate attorney who understands the challenges that you are facing. From our support staff to our experienced injury attorneys, our entire team is here to make the process easier for you.

Were you harmed in an accident not listed above? Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers are ready to review your case. Contact us at (270) 365-6555 to schedule a free attorney consultation in Princeton, KY.

Can I File a Lawsuit for Personal Injury in Kentucky?

Some accidents are unavoidable, and not every accident involves negligence. But, if you suspect your injuries were caused by someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or poor decision-making, then you may be owed compensation.

Kentucky personal injury law requires you to prove the following when pursuing compensation:

  • Duty: Duty in a personal injury claim refers to the responsibility you were owed by the defendant (the negligent party). For instance, if you were walking through a restaurant, the restaurant owner has a responsibility to ensure all public spaces are safe. If the floor was slick, then the restaurant would also have a duty to warn customers with appropriate signage.
  • Breach of Duty: After establishing the duty, you must prove that the defendant breached their duty. Using the restaurant example above, a breach of duty would include failing to warn customers with signage if the floor was slippery or unsafe.
  • Causation: Next, you must prove causation. Causation means that the defendant’s breach of duty caused your injury. For a slip-and-fall case, you would have to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused you to fall.
  • Damages: Proving that the defendant was negligent is not enough to recover compensation in a personal injury case. You must also show that your life was negatively impacted by the accident and the injuries you suffered. You could be eligible for compensation in the form of damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. You could also be able to claim compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

Do I Have Legal Rights to Personal Injury Compensation?

In the state of Kentucky, victims harmed due to negligence are entitled to personal injury compensation. The state recognizes two types of damages: economic and non-economic.

Since every case has unique facts, there is not a set dollar amount for personal injury compensation. Every personal injury lawsuit is handled on a case-by-case basis. When determining your total compensation, the following will be considered:

Economic Damages: Did you incur out-of-pocket medical expenses due to your injuries? Did you lose income because you had to take time off work? Do you have permanent disabilities that will require ongoing medical treatment. These are examples of economic damages that you may seek compensation for in a personal injury lawsuit. Other examples include:

  • Hospitalization costs
  • Ambulance fees
  • Rehabilitation and occupational therapy
  • Home nursing and other specialized health services
  • Wheelchairs, crutches, and medical equipment needed for your injuries
  • Home modifications, if your injuries require you to install wheelchair ramps, lifts, or other modifications to assist with mobility in your home

Non-Economic Damages: Major injuries can cause psychological suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Damages for pain and suffering and emotional anguish can be an important part of your total compensation. For example, you may claim compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium

When pursuing personal injury compensation, it’s essential to be aware of the deadlines for filing a lawsuit. The deadline is called the statute of limitations.

Kentucky’s statute of limitations is one year from the date of injury. If you’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one, then you must file within one year from the date of injury that caused death.

That said, some circumstances may affect these deadlines. If you weren’t aware that your injuries were caused by negligence until later, then you may be given additional time to file a claim based on when you discovered the negligence.

It’s best to consult with a Princeton injury attorney to determine the deadlines that apply to your case. The Kentucky personal injury attorneys of Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can evaluate your case and advocate for your legal rights. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling (877) 809-5352 today.

Information About our Personal Injury Law Firm and Princeton, KY

Princeton is located in Caldwell County, Kentucky. With a population under 10,000, it enjoys a small-town atmosphere. Agriculture and tourism play vital roles in the local economy.

Morgan, Collins, Yeast and Salyer is proud to have an office in Princeton, KY. We are a part of this community. We fight to ensure that our friends and neighbors here have access to qualified legal representation if they’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Princeton Law Enforcement

If you are injured in a car crash in Princeton or elsewhere in Caldwell County, one of the following law enforcement agencies may investigate the accident:

Princeton Police Department

206 N. Jefferson Street
Princeton, KY 42445
(270) 365-4657

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department

100 East Market Street, 2nd Floor
Princeton, KY 42445
(270) 365-2088

Kentucky State Police – Post 2
1000 Western Kentucky Pkwy.
Nortonville, KY 42442
(270) 676-3313

Emergency Medical Care Services in Princeton, KY

If your injuries require emergency medical treatment, you may be transported to one of the following medical facilities:

Caldwell Medical Center

100 Medical Center Drive
Princeton, KY 42445
(270) 365-0300

Crittenden Community Hospital

520 West Gum Street
Marion, KY 42064
(270) 965-5281

Courts

In Kentucky, the circuit court is the court of general jurisdiction and civil lawsuits including personal injury lawsuits in which more than $5,000 is in dispute. If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit involving a serious accident in Princeton, it will be heard in Caldwell County Circuit Court.

Caldwell County Courthouse Annex

105 W. Court Square
Princeton, KY 42445
(270) 365-6884

The Kentucky Courage™ to help you regain control of your life after a serious injury. Contact us today at (877) 809-5352.

Call an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Princeton

No one is prepared for an injury that turns their world upside down. If your injury was caused by others’ negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the harm you’ve suffered and the expenses you’ve incurred. A just settlement can help you focus on your recovery and get on with your life without additional financial stress and strain.

Recovering compensation begins with a free consultation at our Princeton, KY office. Our attorneys have the Kentucky Courage™ to help you regain control of your life after a serious injury. Contact us today at (877) 809-5352.