Can a Personal Injury Lawyer in Kentucky Help Me?

After you’ve been injured in an accident in Louisville or elsewhere in Kentucky, it’s natural to feel frustrated, confused, and even angry. At the Shelton Law Group, our personal injury attorneys in Kentucky also understand that it’s normal to have a lot of questions. When you’re dealing with an accident that has left you or a loved one with serious or even fatal injuries, you need answers – and you need them now. That’s why we’re here.

You may have never imagined you’d need a lawyer. Now that you’ve suffered some type of personal injury because of negligence, it makes sense to gather information to find the best attorney to handle your personal injury claim. The Shelton Law Group provides below some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury cases in Kentucky and how our attorneys can help injury and accident victims obtain compensation for their accident.

Why should I hire a lawyer if I’m involved in a Kentucky personal injury accident?

While there are no legal mandates requiring you to hire a personal injury lawyer after you’ve been in an accident in Kentucky, experienced attorneys can often improve your ability to obtain compensation for your accident. We can help you navigate through the legal system and applicable laws.  Accident victims who are considering hiring a lawyer should contact our firm right away for a free case consultation. When looking to hire an attorney, the Shelton Law Group believes in the right of accident victims to receive legal advice – free of charge.

Can a lawyer help me fill out paperwork after my accident?

Yes. Experienced attorneys in Kentucky realize that the paperwork required after accidents involving personal injury can be overwhelming. Even worse, insurance company adjusters and other representatives may try to rush you to complete this paperwork on tight deadlines. The Shelton Law Group can help. We know how to help you find the facts you need for your paperwork and how to avoid the tricks insurance companies use to keep money in their own pockets – and out of yours.

How do I deal with insurance companies after an accident?

You may find that soon after your accident, insurance companies may try to pressure into accepting a quick settlement. These “low ball” offers rarely begin to cover the cost of your injuries. As your legal advocate, the Shelton Law Group will negotiate with insurance company representatives to maximize the compensation you’re entitled to receive. Case results aren’t the only thing that matters at the Shelton Law Group. People do, too.

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit in Kentucky?

Yes. If you retain an attorney at the Shelton Law Group after your free case evaluation, our firm will work to determine the best way to obtain compensation for your accident. In some cases this involves filing a lawsuit against the negligent party who caused your accident. When this is the case, we’ll work with you every step of the way to build a solid and successful legal strategy on your behalf. You’re the one who’s in charge. We’re simply here to provide you with legal guidance and serve your legal needs.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney in Kentucky?

Some lawyers in Kentucky charge by the hour. The Shelton Law Group thinks differently. From the moment you contact us for a free consultation until a favorable settlement or verdict is obtained on your behalf, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay if we win. That’s because at the Shelton Law Group, we believe all accident victims in Kentucky should be allowed access to Kentucky courts – without worrying about whether they can afford to hire a lawyer.