A car accident happens in an instant, and it can turn your life upside down. If the accident was someone else’ fault, your are entitled to monetary compensation — even if the accident was partly your fault. If this happens, you need to take action right away. First seek medical attention and second, contact a seasoned legal professional to fight for your rights.
Don’t Be a “Sitting Duck” for the Insurance Company
Most car accident claims are settled out of court rather than litigated at trial. If you are injured in a car accident, the odds are that your compensation will be paid out by an insurance company. Based on their advertising, you might get the impression that insurance companies are some sort of Santa Claus for adults. They aren’t, of course — they are companies that are in business to make a profit. And they don’t profit from paying out claims.
If you negotiate with an insurance company, you will discover that they do have something in common with Santa Claus — they carry a big bag. But this bag is full of negotiating tricks, not toys. Let us do the negotiating for you — we know all their tricks, and we’re not going to fall for a single one of them. And should they should decide to get stubborn, we are ready to duke it out in court with them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the statute of limitations deadline for filing a car accident lawsuit?
In a car accident claim, the simple answer is that you have two years from the date when the last Personal Injury Protection (PIP) payment was made by your insurance company. The Kentucky personal injury statute of limitations is complicated, however, and there are a number of exceptions that could either shorten or lengthen this limitation period. Contact a lawyer to make sure, because if you miss the deadline, the value of your claim will immediately drop to zero.
Is Kentucky is a “no-fault” state? Can I sue the at-fault driver?
Kentucky is a no-fault auto insurance state. Nevertheless, you can still sue the at-fault driver if:
- Your medical expenses exceed $1,000;
- Your injuries included a broken bone, a permanent disability, a permanent loss of a bodily function or the loss of a body part; or
- Someone died in the accident and you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact Glen Hammond Martin Law Offices Today
At Glenn Martin Hammond Law Office PLLC, we fight hard for our clients’ rights.And with over two decades of experience, we know what we are doing. We offer:
- Individualized representation, since no two cases are exactly alike;
- Prompt responses to your inquiries;
- Street smarts, which simply cannot be taught in law school;
- Superb negotiating skills; and
- The ability to win in court
Don’t worry about whether you can afford us — you will owe us nothing unless we win your case, and even then our fees will be calibrated to the amount you win. If you cannot travel because of your injuries, we will come to you — even to the hospital if you prefer.
Call us at (866) 448-7777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you! We serve clients throughout Lexington, Kentucky including Griffin Gate, Winburn, Masterson Station and elsewhere