Imagine you’re driving along 64 from Louisville to Lexington at night when a semi swerves straight into your path. Accidents like this can cause severe, life-threatening injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, a Kentucky catastrophic injury lawyer from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can help.
A serious accident can have long-term effects that can change a victim’s life. At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, our personal injury lawyers are ready to defend your interests and seek fair compensation.
How a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Kentucky Can Help
If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury, your lawyer can help you with your claim for compensation. Your lawyer will:
- Review all the evidence
- Talk to witnesses
- Decide on the best strategy
- Handle all negotiations and correspondence for you
- Ensure your claim follows all proper procedures
- Calculate your compensation claim
- Keep you informed of the progress
- Always be available to answer your questions and clear up any doubts that you might have
Dealing with Insurance Companies
You might find that an insurance company offers you compensation very quickly. As you might be short of ready cash, you could be tempted to take this offer.
Remember, however, that it’s an offer, and it’s one you don’t have to take. This sum might be much lower than you can claim, and a lawyer can double-check the settlement to ensure you’re receiving the right amount.
Determining Fair Compensation
We can fight for fair compensation, which may include the following damages:
- Both your immediate medical costs and all future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Any damage to your property, including the cost of replacing or repairing your possessions
Not every damage in your claim has to come with a receipt. You may also deserve financial restitution for the effect this has had on your life.
We can help you get coverage for this by claiming non-economic damages, like pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life. An accident of this type can have ongoing physical and psychological effects that impact your quality of life.
Handling a Wrongful Death Case
Catastrophic injuries can be fatal. If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our wrongful death lawyers can lead your case. We can seek compensation for the following:
- Your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s income
- Loss of consortium
- Lost wages if you took time off work to tend to your loved one’s catastrophic injuries
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
We understand nothing can bring back your family member, but compensation could help you cope in their absence. We can handle the legal legwork while you honor their memory and grieve in peace.
Helping You File On Time
In Kentucky, you normally have one year from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit for personal injury, according to Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.140(1). This is called a statute of limitations.
There are exceptions to the r rule, but you should assume that it applies to your case. A year can pass quickly, so make sure you file on time.
You Can Afford to Hire Our Kentucky Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
After an accident of this type, you and your loved ones will have a lot on your plate and plenty to worry about. At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we want to make things as easy as possible for you. With our clients in mind, we work on a contingency basis.
This means that you pay us out of your final settlement. We don’t charge you any upfront fees or costs. There are no hidden fees and no hourly rates. If we don’t win a settlement for you, we don’t get paid.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury can happen during:
- Car accidents—always wear a seat belt and make sure your passengers do the same.
- Workplace accidents
- Slips and falls
- Sports injuries
When you’ve done everything you can to keep yourself safe, it’s not fair for you to end up footing the bill. You can work with a Kentucky catastrophic injury team to hold the liable party accountable.
Paying for Treatment
Clearly, your doctors will decide on the appropriate treatment for your case. But you might find that a catastrophic injury requires:
- Long-term rehabilitation
- Multiple surgical interventions
- Ongoing medical care and pain management
Recovery from these accidents can be slow and difficult. And, of course, it can be very expensive. A lawyer can make sure you seek a settlement to cover the cost.
Does My Injury Qualify as Catastrophic in Kentucky?
A catastrophic injury is one that has life-changing consequences. Generally, this would include one or more of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries to the spine
- Brain damage
- Loss of a limb
- Serious burns
We can discuss your injuries with your doctors to determine their severity and how they may affect your life going forward. Medical documentation can help us link your catastrophic injuries to your accident, which can also help us prove another party’s negligence.
Make sure to follow through with any prescribed treatment plan so an insurer has no room to undervalue or deny your claim.
Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Kentucky Are Ready to Help
The sooner we get to work on your case, the better. Our Kentucky catastrophic injury team can get to work immediately to help protect your right to compensation from a liable party.
Feel free to take advantage of a free initial consultation. We don’t charge for this informal chat, and it gives us an opportunity to decide how to proceed. We can answer your questions and discuss your legal options. Call us today!