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Personal Injury FAQs

The Berger Firm May 27, 2024

At The Berger Firm, we understand that experiencing a personal injury can be a life-altering event. The physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burden can be overwhelming, especially when faced with the legalities of filing a personal injury claim.  

As your trusted personal injury attorneys in Covington, Kentucky, we're here to guide you through every step of the process. Our goal is to not only secure the compensation you deserve, but also provide you with the support and guidance you need during this difficult time. In this post, we'll introduce you to personal injury law in Kentucky, explain how we can help, and answer ten frequently asked questions to ensure you have the knowledge you need. 

Overview of Personal Injury Law in Kentucky

Personal injury law encompasses legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm.  

In Kentucky, personal injury cases can include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, slips and falls, and more. The goal of a personal injury claim is to seek compensation for the victim's damages, which can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims in Kentucky

1. What Should I Do Immediately After an Accident? 

Immediately after an accident, your first priority should be your safety and health. Seek medical attention even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured; some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Document the scene by taking photos and gathering contact information from witnesses. Lastly, report the accident to the appropriate authorities and contact us at The Berger Firm as soon as possible. 

2. How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Kentucky? 

In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is generally one year from the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions depending on the specifics of your case. It's wise to consult with our legal team promptly to ensure you don't miss important deadlines. 

3. What Types of Compensation Can I Receive for My Injuries? 

You may be entitled to various types of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded if the defendant's actions were particularly egregious. 

4. How Is Fault Determined in a Personal Injury Case?

Kentucky follows a "pure comparative fault" rule, which means that your compensation can be reduced by your percentage of fault in the accident. Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to establish liability and ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. 

5. Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court through negotiations. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial. Our team has extensive courtroom experience and a proven track record of success. 

6. How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your case depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your life, and the degree of fault. During your free consultation, we will evaluate the details of your case and provide an estimate of its potential worth. 

7. Do I Need an Attorney for My Personal Injury Claim?

While it's possible to handle a personal injury claim on your own, having an experienced attorney significantly increases your chances of receiving fair compensation. We handle all the legal issues and steps, allowing you to focus on your recovery. 

8. What if the Insurance Company Denies My Claim?

If your insurance claim is denied, don't lose hope. Insurance companies often prioritize their profits over your well-being. We can appeal the denial and fight for your rights, utilizing our legal expertise to challenge the insurance company's decision. 

9. How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Personal Injury Case?

The duration of a personal injury case varies depending on its complexity, the willingness of parties to negotiate, and court schedules. Some cases may settle within months, while others could take years.

We will keep you informed throughout the process and work diligently to resolve your case as efficiently as possible. 

10. How Much Does It Cost to Hire The Berger Firm?

We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay any upfront fees. Our payment is contingent upon winning your case—if we don't win, you don't pay. This ensures that everyone has access to quality legal representation regardless of their financial situation. 

How The Berger Firm Can Help

When surprises arrive in our lives—from being accused of causing an accident to suffering serious injuries—it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. If you're involved in a personal injury case, the last thing you want is the emotional burden of trying to work through the legal system alone.  

That’s where we come in. As a legal practice firmly rooted in our community, our goal at The Berger Firm is to take the lead to help you and your family move beyond this moment. 

With our decades of experience, we craft legal strategies tailored to your goals. Our strong local presence and convenient location in Covington, Kentucky, mean that we strive to meet you where you are. Each of our lawyers has a track record of getting results for you and your family in a wide variety of cases. We’ll stand by you from start to finish and do everything in our power to secure a fair and favorable result. 

If you have any questions or need assistance with a personal injury claim, don't hesitate to contact us. Schedule a free consultation with our office in Covington, Kentucky, and let us help you seek the solutions you deserve.