Personal Injury Attorney in Hazard, Kentucky
Accidents happen every day, but their resulting injuries can completely alter your life. As your focus shifts to recovering, time typically spent with loved ones and hobbies is sacrificed. Less hours at work can result in a significant cut in wages, which is overwhelming on its own, so when the medical bills from your injuries start piling up, it can feel like all hope is lost.
Thankfully, you have the right to pursue financial compensation to cover the damages and other losses from your accident. Teaming up with a skilled personal injury attorney can help maximize your settlement and protect your future. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, slip-and-fall, or other instance of negligence in Kentucky, I’m here to advocate for you.
Contact my office in Hazard, Kentucky, today to schedule an initial consultation. My law firm — The Law Office of Kyle S. Hall — represents injury victims and their families throughout the state. I’m especially passionate about supporting my community, and I extend my services to clients throughout the nearby areas of Letcher County, Knott County, Leslie County, and Perry County.
Kentucky’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations is a law set by your state that defines how long a party has to take legal action. Statutes vary by case type and by state. The personal injury statute of limitations in Kentucky is generally one year. So if you’re planning to sue the at-fault party for personal injury damages, time is of the essence. For dedicated representation, contact me today.
Because every case is unique, there are numerous exceptions and nuances when it comes to statutes of limitations. For example, Kentucky has a separate statute in place for car accident injury claims. In any motor vehicle collision or crash, Kentucky residents have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim.
Kentucky is a no-fault insurance state, which means that if you’re involved in a car wreck, your insurance benefits may cover some medical costs and other expenses related to the accident. But your no-fault payouts may not cover everything you need, so you may find yourself wanting to explore other options for compensation. If you wish to sue against the at-fault party, you have two years from when you received your last no-fault insurance payout.
To learn more about filing a car accident claim in Kentucky, reach out to me today at The Law Office of Kyle S. Hall.
Kentucky’s Pure Comparative Negligence Rule
Injury-causing accidents can result from a variety of influences. What if you were seriously injured, but share part of the blame? Who is liable for the accident? Who pays for the damages?
Kentucky is a pure comparative fault state. This means that if you, the plaintiff, are found to be partially at fault, you can still get compensation for your injuries. But the amount of damages you can recover in your lawsuit decreases by the same percentage as your level of responsibility in causing the accident.
Say you’re filing a slip and fall claim. It's determined that your damages (medical bills, lost wages, future suffering) total $15,000, and you were 10% at-fault for your accident. The amount you could have received is then reduced by $1,500 (10% of 15,000). The property owner you’re suing will owe $13,500.
As an experienced and empathetic attorney, I understand how stressful it can be to face the legal system and insurance companies after an injury. Even if you hold some responsibility for the accident that caused you harm, I will fight for the fair settlement you need to move forward from it.
Personal Injury Attorney Serving Hazard, Kentucky
When you choose me as your personal injury attorney, you’re choosing a reliable advocate. Collaboration and compassion are central to my approach because I want my clients to feel understood and cared for while they navigate the aftermath of a personal injury.
Whether your case goes to court or gets settled in negotiation, I will be by your side from beginning to end. Let me take the lead on your case so you can focus on recovering. Contact my law firm today in Hazard, Kentucky, to set up an initial consultation. Together, we will discuss the details of your accident and how to best proceed with your claim.