No one should have to pay for someone else’s mistake. Yet automobile crash victims sometimes feel helpless when pursuing compensation, especially given Kentucky’s liability laws.
Our Edgewood car accident lawyers could represent you if you were injured by recklessness and looking for justice. Whether you’re dealing with an insurance claim or lawsuit, we can advise you of your rights and work to defend them.
Multifaceted Compensation for Your Injuries
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we pursue compensation in several areas but know that paying medical bills is at the top of your list of concerns. After all, a three-day hospitalization alone could cost $30,000.
Fortunately, you could qualify for reimbursement for:
- Emergency care
- Diagnostic testing
- Prescription medications
- Specialist consultations
- Medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic visits
- Alternative care
- Mental health support
Our team will consider past and future care costs when valuating your losses. You should be able to heal without worrying about whether you can afford care.
We Consider Your Professional Well-Being Too
Treating your injuries doesn’t just represent bills to pay but also lost income. When you can’t work during recovery, you may be worried about replenishing those funds.
The impact on your career is another angle we consider when pursuing compensation. What’s more, we consider all types of income:
- Side gigs
- Freelance opportunities
Whether it’s a huge commission or an occasional tutoring job, you deserve to recover that income.
We Identify Other Damages You May Deserve
You could qualify for more than just reimbursement of bills and lost income. Our car accident attorneys can explore other forms of compensation to cover other losses. We may look into whether:
- You are unable to work at the same level or in the same field
- You have any dependents
- The injury has affected your ability to engage in hobbies and interests
- You are no longer able to be independent
If the injury has interfered with these and other areas of your life, you could receive damages for:
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
These damages may not replace what you lost, but a settlement acknowledging these losses can provide closure. You would also have financial support as you navigate the next steps of your life.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Edgewood, call 800-333-9999
Multifaceted Representation for Your Case
The automobile accident lawyers on our team use our combined 400 years of legal experience to serve Edgewood victims, and we do it all without accepting a fee unless we win.
Our no-upfront fee promise is just one aspect of our commitment to you. We provide support throughout the life of your case, including:
- Free initial consultation
- 24/7 availability
- Prompt responses and communication
- Gathering evidence
- Interviewing witnesses and experts
- Talking to adjusters
- Explaining legal terms
- Recognizing manipulative tactics
- Filing paperwork
- Preparing for trial
- Communicating in Spanish
Our personalized, hands-on approach also has a proven track record, with over $1 billion recovered for our clients in case settlements and victories. Whether we settle your case out of court, as is common, or take it to court, we stay committed.
We Navigate Kentucky’s Insurance Laws
Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident in Kentucky can require meeting certain criteria:
- You opted out of no-fault coverage.
- You were seriously injured.
- You have more than $1,000 in medical expenses.
Kentucky is a no-fault state, but allows drivers to opt-out of that coverage under Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 304.39-060(b). If you opt out, you retain the right to sue a liable party but must prove their negligence caused your injuries.
You can file a claim with your own insurance and receive basic compensation, regardless of who caused the accident with no-fault coverage. However, you can’t receive some damages, such as pain and suffering. Serious injuries or expensive bills could allow you to still sue the other party, though.
Even if you aren’t sure you can pursue additional damages for your expenses, our car accident lawyers can evaluate your Edgewood case, coverage, and eligibility. We are more than willing to take on insurance companies and negligent parties to get you the compensation you need.
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Our Team Serving Edgewood Will Investigate Your Car Accident
Lawsuits and even insurance claims require evidence of the negligent act that caused your injury. Negligence on the road can be:
- Drunk, drugged, distracted, or drowsy driving
- Failing to yield or obey signs and signals
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Following too closely
- Failing to drive safely under certain road conditions
- Aggressive driving or road rage
- Illegal or improper turns
Negligence doesn’t always mean illegal behavior. The at-fault driver could have simply made unwise choices. For instance, a driver could be at fault for not taking precautions in inclement weather. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), required stopping distances increase in snow, ice, or rain conditions. If a driver was tailgating you in stormy weather, causing a rear-end collision, they could be negligent.
Using evidence, accident reconstruction, and expert testimony, we can determine how the other party’s poor choices contributed to your accident.
We Determine How Long You Have to File
Generally, you have two years from the accident date to file a car accident injury lawsuit under Ky. Rev. Stat. § 304.39-230(6). However, each case is unique. Your crash could have been caused by a faulty part or failure to maintain a roadway. In that case, the statute of limitations may be different.
For example, a defective tire could be a product liability case, meaning you typically have a year to file under Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.140. By contrast, if you were struck by a city bus, you will need to notify the city of legal action within 90 days under Ky. Rev. Stat. § 411.110.
Because of the possibility of shorter time frames, don’t delay getting help. We can evaluate how long you have and file any necessary paperwork before the deadline.
Call In “The Hammer” Today To Handle Any Facet of Your Car Accident Case
Call the car accident legal team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers if you were injured on an Edgewood road. Our lawyers can assist, support, and investigate every angle of your Kentucky case to pursue the damages you need. Call today for a free case review.