How to Tell If You Have a Concussion After A Lexington Accident

A concussion occurs when an object strikes the head or when the head makes contact with a solid object. Examples include being hit in the head by a blunt object like a baseball bat or board, falling and hitting your head on the floor or a piece of furniture, or being assaulted by another person. When a person suffers a head injury, the brain may stop functioning correctly for a few moments. The person may suffer from symptoms immediately after the incident, or the symptoms may take hours or days to become evident. In many cases, brain function returns to normal; however, some head injuries result in permanent, life-altering conditions. Therefore, it is very important to know the signs of a concussion and to seek immediate medical help if you sustain a head injury. […]

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

A serious accident that results in a major injury can result in a long, complicated process to receive a settlement for a personal injury claim. While the victim may want to receive compensation very quickly to pay for mounting costs of medical care and other expenses, it is in the victim’s best interest to wait. In most situations, it is best to wait for settlement until you have reached maximum medical improvement or MMI. […]

What Are Five The Most Common Mistakes People Make In A Kentucky Personal Injury Case?

If you have never been injured in an accident and you have never had to file an injury claim, it is easy to make a mistake that can cost you thousands of dollars. Some mistakes can result in your claim being dismissed entirely. You are not trying to do something that may harm your personal injury case; however, you just have never had to deal with filing an accident claim. For this reason, we urge you to contact our office for a free consultation with an experienced Lexington personal injury attorney. We have experience handling these types of cases, and we can provide you with the support, advice, and resources necessary to hold the person who caused your injury liable for your damages and losses. […]

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How Does Kentucky Law Define Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death claims are a special type of personal injury claim that involves the loss of life. A typical personal injury claim seeks to recover compensation for an accident victim.  For example, if a reckless driver injures you, you file a personal injury claim to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost income, emotional stress, and physical pain. However, a wrongful death claim seeks to recover compensation for the survivors who lose a loved one in an accident. Losing a loved one because of any reason is tragic; however, when that death is preventable, it can be extremely difficult to process. When another person or entity causes a death, it may be possible to hold that party responsible and accountable under Kentucky’s wrongful death laws. Because a wrongful death action can be one of the most difficult types of personal injury claims to handle, it is crucial that you hire an experienced Louisville wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to represent you and your family. […]

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Lump Sum Settlements In Injury Cases

Were you injured in a car accident, fall, or pedestrian accident? Is the insurance adjuster for the other person offering you a lump sum settlement for your case? If so, you need to consider your options carefully before you accept the settlement. Insurance companies understand what accident victims go through after an injury. They know that many victims are in a financial crisis trying to pay medical bills and make ends meet, especially if they were out of work for an extended time because of the injuries. While it may seem logical to accept a lump sum settlement, it may end up costing you money in the long run. If you have not consulted with a Louisville personal injury attorney, we strongly urge you to contact our office before you sign any forms regarding a settlement. Call 1-888-761-7204 for a free case evaluation! […]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Lump Sum Settlements In Injury Cases

How To Tell If You Have A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Head and brain injuries are common in accidents, including falls and traffic-related accidents. When you hit your head in an accident, your brain is violently jarred within the skull causing damage to the soft tissue of the brain. The brain controls every bodily function; therefore, brain damage can manifest itself in a variety of ways. You can experience physical and cognitive problems from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because of the potential for permanent disability from a brain injury, it is important to understand TBI and what you should do if you are injured in an accident. […]

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Five Ways to Lose Your Louisville Personal Injury Case

When you are injured in an accident, our Kentucky personal injury laws provide a way for you to recover compensation from the party who caused your accident.  However, there are several ways that you can sabotage your Louisville personal injury case without even knowing it. Below are five ways you can hurt your ability to recover full compensation for your damages, injuries, and losses. […]

Common Terms Used In Lexington Personal Injury Cases

If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, fall, or other personal injury accident, you will likely hear many terms that you have never used before, unless you have a previous accident claim. Therefore, it can be overwhelming at first until you learn some of the legal terms used in your case. Below are common terms we use in a personal injury case. Common Legal Terms Used In Accident Cases Affidavit: A sworn statement of facts provided by one of the parties to the accident, an eyewitness, expert, or other party related to the case. Adjuster: An adjuster works for the insurance company. The adjuster conducts an accident investigation, assesses the claim, and negotiates a settlement for the claim. Bodily Injury Claim – This claim covers the costs and damages related to your physical injuries. The claim includes financial and non-financial damages, explained below. Contingency Fee: Refers to a percentage of the compensation an accident victim receives that is paid to the attorney for representing the victim. The attorney only receives payment if the attorney obtains compensation on behalf of the accident victim. Damages: In personal injury cases, damages refer to the compensation awarded to an injury victim to compensate the victim for his injuries and losses. Defendant: The party against whom you file a lawsuit. In other words, the person or entity who caused your injuries. Expert Witness: A person whose education and experience qualify him or her to provide specialized testimony regarding the case. Eyewitness: An eyewitness is a person who sees the accident as it happens. […]

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Social Media Posts Can Damage Your Kentucky Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured in an accident, you have already suffered greatly because of the negligence of another person or entity. We do not want you to suffer more because of mistake you make while your accident claim is pending. Therefore, our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to take this opportunity to warn you about the dangers of posting on social media sites after being injured in an accident. Are All Social Media Sites Dangerous? Yes!  Anything you post online is subject to being used against you in a personal injury case. Regardless of your privacy settings, someone can see what you post online. Furthermore, a good defense attorney conducts an online investigation in addition to filing a motion with the court to obtain your social media information. Below are examples of how seemingly innocent social media posts can harm your personal injury claim. […]

Kentucky Product Liability Law

As Louisville Kentucky Product Liability Lawyers, we recognize that defective or dangerous products are a common cause of thousands of injuries every year in the United States. Product liability laws are legal rules concerning the responsible party for defective or dangerous products. It is different from ordinary injury law, and these sets of rules sometimes makes it easier for [...]

By | February 23rd, 2015|Product Liability|0 Comments