Maximizing Your Personal Injury Claim
An accident can be a life-changing event. At Bates Law Office Kentucky, we understand that you will have concerns about your future. If your injuries resulted from the negligent actions of another individual or company, we will fight to recover the compensation you will need moving forward.
Giving You Honest Legal Advice
Our former clients consistently express appreciation for the way we answer their questions. You can count on having a real conversation with us. At your first meeting with us, we invite you to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable. We will also review the available data, such as an accident report, to determine if you can state a claim for negligence. You will understand whether you have a case, your damages, and what you will be up against. Not every law firm takes the time to do this.
Evaluating The Merits Of Your Case
If you have already been approached by the other party’s insurance company, we will advise you of the merits of your case and discuss damages you have suffered. An initial settlement offer may not always be fair. We want to educate you not only about the claims process but also about the litigation hazards and the range of compensation you might recover.
It is important to understand the legal process because a typical personal injury lawsuit takes a minimum of several months, if not longer. That extended time frame allows the parties to conduct discovery, review the evidence, and prepare their positions on both the liability and damages portions of a negligence claim.
I’ve Been In A Car Accident In Hardin County! What Should I Do?
- Get to a safe area. Roads are dangerous, so pull your vehicle off to the shoulder, if possible. If not possible, turn on your hazard lights and stay inside your vehicle until help arrives.
- Call for help. In any auto accident, you will ultimately need a police report to determine who was at fault for the crash. Make sure the event is documenting by calling 911 or the police.
- Get medical treatment. It is common for injuries from car accidents to take a few days to set in. Accept medical attention, even if you don’t feel like you’re hurt.
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Elizabethtown, KY to protect your rights.
Can I File An Injury Claim If I Was Partially Responsible For The Accident?
Kentucky subscribes to a pure comparative negligence rule in personal injury claims. Even if you were 90% at fault for the accident that caused your injury, you can still be entitled to recover for the ten percent of damages that are due to the negligence of the other party. Determining how much of the fault will be assigned to each party is quite complex and will require the assistance of a personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney in Kentucky will be able to advise you on exactly how your claim is likely to proceed.
What Are The Types Of Personal Injury Cases That Your Firm Typically Handles?
In regard to personal injury cases, our firm typically handles slip and falls, premises liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home neglect, and products liability. It’s more important, compared to any other area of law, that you pick and choose your personal injury cases because these are typically done on a contingency basis. That means that the attorney pays for the entire preparation of the case on the belief that he will get a percentage of the recovery once the case is finalized. Therefore, you have to be relatively selective in determining what cases you’re going to take. We handle all of the cases mentioned above, but we assess the facts and circumstances of each case first before deciding if it is viable to proceed…Read More
Contact A Skilled Personal Injury Attorney
Out litigation experience is a particular advantage to our clients. We have litigated hundreds of cases in our over 20 years of legal practice. We are comfortable pursuing your best outcome at any stage in the process, from informal discussions to pretrial negotiations to last-minute settlement deals. Schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Elizabethtown by calling (270) 936-7770.
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