When you have been injured through someone else’s misconduct, the last thing you are going to be ready for is a contentious battle for the compensation that Kentucky personal injury law entitles you to. But that’s OK. We are ready, willing and able to do the fighting (and, preferably, the negotiating) for you, so that you can concentrate on recovering your health, secure in the knowledge that you have secured the best possible legal representation.
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The Odds are Your Case Will be Settled Out of Court
The best defendants in a personal injury lawsuit are defendants who are fully covered by insurance, and company defendants (the employer of the person who caused the accident that injured you, for example, or the manufacturer of a dangerous consumer product that injured you).
Either way, you will likely be facing experienced company lawyers who negotiate claims for a living. Following are some of the tricks that insurance companies and corporate defendants commonly use to deny or reduce the value of your claim:
- Stalling negotiations, one excuse at a time, hoping that the statute of limitations deadline will pass before you realize it.
- Luring you into adding one of their representatives as a “friend” on one of your social network accounts — and then scouring your profile for evidence that they can use to prove that your injuries aren’t all that serious after all.
- A thousand other tricks that are too numerous to list here.
Fear not — we know all their tricks, and they’re not going to fool us.
The Statute of Limitations — Your Ultimate Deadline
The Kentucky statute of limitations deadline is one of the most complex of any state. Following is a brief (but incomplete) summary:
- For medical malpractice and negligence-based personal injury claims, you generally have only one year from the date of injury to file a lawsuit– one of the shortest time limitations in the nation.
- KRS 304.39-230 provides a two-year statute of limitation in certain traffic accident cases. Consult your lawyer, because this particular exception can get confusing.
- An adult victim of sexual assault has five years from (i) the date of the most recent assault by the same perpetrator or (ii) the date they learn the identity of the perpetrator.
- A child victim of sexual assault or sexual abuse has until their 28th birthday to file a sexual assault or sexual abuse lawsuit.
- The statute of limitations deadline can be extended in some cases if you are not in a position to know that you are injured until some time after the injury occurred (the symptoms of some types of injuries can be delayed, for example).
We Won’t Let Anybody Take Advantage You
We fight hard for our clients, and we absolutely will not let stingy defendants or insurance companies push you around. If you have been injured by someone else’s misconduct, contact Glenn Martin Hammond Law Office, PLLC by calling (866) 448-7777 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation. If you are too injured to travel, we can come to you. We serve clients throughout Lexington, Kentucky including Bryan Station, Cardinal Valley, Zandale and elsewhere.