Build Your Case With A Florence Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve suffered an injury or illness due to someone’s negligent actions, you could receive financial compensation for your expenses. You could recover compensation for a range of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Defective drugs
A Florence personal injury lawyer at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers could help you pursue justice against the at-fault party. We can discuss the specifics of your case during a free case evaluation.
Affordable Legal Representation
There’s no upfront cost or fees to secure our services. Our personal injury attorneys serving Florence and the surrounding area can begin working on your case as soon as you are ready. That’s because we work on a contingency-fee-basis. Essentially, this means we don’t charge you any money unless we win your case. At that point, our attorneys’ fees come from a percentage of the financial award you receive.
Your attorney will discuss the pricing structure with you in detail during your free consultation and answer any questions you may have. We aim to remove the financial obstacles from the path to justice for as many people as possible.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law. Tort law refers to civil litigation for any harm that someone suffers due to another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. A personal injury lawyer’s job is to make you whole again after such harm and ideally discourage others from acting negligently in the future.
We Investigate Your Case and Present the Right Evidence
It’s our job to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions by literally making them pay. First, we investigate your accident to determine the cause of your injuries. Then, because we know the law, our Florence accident attorneys know what evidence to look for and how to best present your case to an insurance company, judge, or jury to achieve maximum compensation.
We Stand Up to Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are not your friends. They don’t have your best interests in mind, not even when you’re the one paying them for coverage. When it comes to personal injury claims, they have two goals in mind: close your claim quickly and pay as little as possible.
Often, an insurance company will throw out a lowball settlement offer at the beginning of your claims process to dispose of your case. Unfortunately, if you are unfamiliar with insurance company tactics or unaware of your case’s actual value, you may blindly accept it.
Worse still, you may end up answering questions or saying things that cause the insurer to deny you financial compensation altogether. Finally, in the absolute worst-case scenario, you could end up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars you never expected to owe. However, a lawyer from our firm could help you avoid the common snares of the insurance claims process and demand the compensation you deserve.
We Take the Weight off Your Shoulders
The injuries and property damage you sustained during your accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed with stress. Trying to figure out how to pay medical bills and living expenses would challenge anyone. Then, that feeling is severely compounded if you can’t work due to your injuries. Finally, add to that the daunting task of navigating a complex legal system, and the entire situation may feel unworkable.
Fortunately, an accident injury lawyer from our firm can step in at any time to alleviate the pressure by helping you understand the personal injury system and streamlining your case.
Personal Injury Law Is Our Specialty
We take on a variety of personal injury cases. Our practice areas include:
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective drugs
- Premises liability (e.g., dog bites and slip and falls)
- Wrongful death
For each of these practice areas, we perform the same essential duties for clients:
- Explaining your rights
- Providing legal advice
- Completing an investigation
- Gathering evidence and critical documents
- Communicating with necessary parties (e.g., the at-fault party, insurance companies, opposing counsel police, medical providers, witnesses, and other third parties)
- Calculating the value of your case
- Advocating for a fair settlement
- Filing a lawsuit for you if needed
- Representing you in court
Recoverable Damages for Personal Injuries
Kentucky allows personal injury victims to recover economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
Economic damages cover:
- Pending and future medical costs
- Loss of income
- Diminished ability to earn
- Property damage repairs or replacement costs
- Medical devices and supplies
- Replacement home services
- Long-term care
Non-economic damages are awarded for pain and suffering, such as:
- Physical pain
- Loss of body parts
- Reduced functionality of body parts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damaged reputation
Punitive Damages in Kentucky
Punitive damages punish the at-fault party for their wrongdoing and discourage the same type of behavior in others. Kentucky courts only impose punitive damages in personal injury cases where the negligent party acted with “oppression, fraud, or malice,” per Ky. Rev. Stat. § 411.184.
These damages, also known as exemplary damages, go beyond making a person whole and usually far exceed any typically reasonable compensation. Punitive damages could reach millions of dollars.
You May Miss the Chance to Recover Compensation if You Wait to Get Legal Help
Kentucky law limits the window to file a lawsuit in a personal injury case. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.140(1) only provides one year from the date of injury in most situations, while car accident victims generally have two years to file per Ky. Rev. Stat. § 304.39-230. If you wish to recover compensation for your injuries, you should not delay starting your personal injury claim.
A Florence injury attorney will need as much time as possible to perform their duties and build a compelling case to secure you the best possible outcome. The longer you wait, the less time they have. Furthermore, missing the filing deadline risks having your case dismissed—the likely scenario if you do not have a valid exception.
The takeaway is this: if settlement negotiations break down and you miss the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, you might not receive compensation.
Isaacs & Isaacs Will Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
A Florence personal injury lawyer at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers could take on your case. Contact our firm today. Our passionate legal team is prepared to fight for your maximum compensation.