Your Car Accident Questions Answered
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you likely have many questions about your rights under Kentucky personal injury laws. At Satterley & Kelley PLLC our attorneys are prepared to answer any questions you may have. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about car accident injury claims
What Damages Can I Receive For My Injuries?
Kentucky personal injury law allows victims to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other hardships suffered as a direct result of a negligent driver’s actions.
What If The Other Driver Was Uninsured Or Underinsured?
If the at-fault driver had no liability coverage, you may pursue compensation from your own insurance policy’s uninsured/underinsured coverage.
Do I Need To Be Checked Out By A Doctor?
It is always a good idea to see a doctor if you have any reason to believe you have been injured. This is not only important for your own well being but also can provide crucial evidence in a personal injury claim.
What If The Accident Was Partially My Fault?
Under Kentucky comparative negligence laws, plaintiffs who are partially to blame for accidents can have their compensation reduced by the same percentage they are at fault. For example, if a jury finds that a plaintiff is ten percent at fault in a car accident and the total damages equal $100,000, the plaintiff may only receive ninety percent of the award, or $90,000.
Why Is It Important To Hire A Lawyer Promptly?
Evidence is always strongest in the immediate wake of an accident. The sooner you hire an attorney to handle your claim, the better chance your attorney will be able to investigate the scene, interview witnesses and collect other evidence. Also, the insurance company will begin working to limit or deny your compensation immediately. The sooner an attorney can begin working on your behalf, the better chance you have of prevailing.
Speak With An Attorney About Your Claim
Our attorneys are here to answer your specific questions about car accident claims in Kentucky. To learn more, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 800-655-2117. You can also visit our office in-person.