Our Experienced Team Can Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve
Car and truck accident injuries are some of the most common personal injury accidents caused by the negligence of others. However, what happens when you have injuries after falling on a slippery floor, a sidewalk or a construction site? You may file a personal injury claim to collect financial compensation for the medical bills, your lost wages, future wages, and pain and suffering caused by the property owner’s negligence.
These claims are known as premises liability claims. Proving negligence for premises liability can be difficult without the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Sometimes, people who have been injured on someone else’s property try to file their claim based on information from well-meaning family or friends or worse: from the information they found on the internet. The result can be disappointing and can lead to precious lost time. Personal injury claims in Kentucky are complex and limited by comparative fault laws as well as by the statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations means an injured person has one year from the date of their injury to file a claim against a negligent party. Some exceptions may apply. Comparative fault means the court looks to each person’s negligence in causing the injuries. The amount of compensation awarded will be based on the percentage of the negligent party’s negligence or fault in causing the accident injuries.
Proving the property owner’s negligence requires evidence that may be difficult to collect. Also, negotiating on your own with an insurance representative may be frustrating, and you may overlook nuances in the law that provide for suing more than one party for the injuries you are suffering due to their negligence.
Injured By A Dog Bite?
Dog owners are responsible for the injuries their dogs cause others. This responsibility extends to damage to other property, including livestock. Here again, the court looks to each party’s conduct to determine how to award financial losses as well as noneconomic damages of pain and suffering the injured person.
But even if you are somewhat at fault, contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case. The court could award damages based on the evidence you were not 100% at fault.
Do Not Hesitate To Talk To An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
At Bourne Law Office, PSC, we provide free and confidential consultations. We stay up to date with legislation as well as case law that could affect the outcome of your circumstances, so we can help you understand your legal options.
If you are suffering injuries – from a car accident, slip-and-fall, dog bite or faulty product – and are unable to return to work, you owe it to yourself to get the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost and future wages and pain and suffering. Call 502-484-2365 or email us to schedule a consultation.