Fishtown Personal Injury Lawyers
If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you should contact Sampson Law Firm right now. We can review the circumstances of your case to determine what your available legal options are. You might be entitled to financial compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses you suffered.
An unexpected accident can cause significant financial, emotional, and physical strain. No one leaves their home preparing for a possible injury, but it can leave you in shock when it happens. You’re suddenly forced to take time off from work to attend doctor’s appointments and pay expensive medical bills. If you can’t afford the costs you incur, you could end up in debt.
The Fishtown personal injury lawyers of Sampson Law Firm understand the challenges ahead while you try to recover from your injuries and hold the at-fault party liable. You can count on us to take on the responsibility for your legal case so you can focus on healing. We will file an insurance claim on your behalf and aggressively seek the maximum compensation possible.
Call us at (502) 584-5050 today for your free consultation so we can review the details of the accident and determine how we can help.
Our Practice Areas
Sampson Law Firm fights for every client we represent. We will provide the personalized services and attention you deserve when you hire us. We can handle a range of personal injury cases for accident victims in Fishtown, KY, including:
- Truck/18-wheeler accidents – Commercial truck drivers must maneuver their trucks around other vehicles, pedestrians, and obstacles in the road. This requires significant experience and skill. Inattention, driver fatigue, reckless behavior, and other misconduct can lead to a collision, injuring the occupants of a small car.
- Motorcycle accidents – Motorcycles are smaller than other motor vehicles on the road. Drivers might find it challenging to notice when a motorcyclist is nearby. If someone changes lanes without looking, they could sideswipe a rider traveling alongside their car.
- Spinal cord injury – Damage to the vertebrae, tissue, and other parts of the spinal cord can cause a loss of mobility, pain, and other problems. Accident victims often face a long recovery after suffering a spinal cord injury. Severe or permanent damage can lead to long-term complications, such as limited range of motion and paralysis.
- Nursing home malpractice – The staff at nursing facilities have a duty to provide residents with quality care and assistance. Abuse and neglect can occur, causing injuries to older patients. If your loved one suffered an injury, illness, or death due to abuse or neglect, you could hold the nursing home liable.
- Car accidents – Human error typically leads to car accidents. Drivers become distracted, exceed the speed limit, and behave carelessly. Collisions between two vehicles can lead to severe injuries. You could file a claim with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance carrier for a settlement to cover your medical bills and other losses.
- Product liability – Errors during the manufacturing process can create dangerous products. Even if consumers use them as intended, they could suffer harm from the defects. Manufacturers can be held liable if their negligence results in a defect that causes someone’s injury.
- Traumatic brain injury – Brain injuries can impair cognitive and physical functioning. This type of injury can result from a violent blow or jolt to the head during a motor vehicle accident, a serious fall, or physical abuse.
- Wrongful death – Surviving family members have a right to pursue a wrongful death case if another person or company’s actions contributed to their loved one’s death.
- Dog/animal bites – The owner of a dog that bites someone could be held liable under the state’s strict liability law. Owners are responsible for restraining their dogs to prevent injury to others.
- Premises liability – Property owners must keep their properties in a safe condition for guests. Failing to perform adequate maintenance and repairs could lead to an accident and injury. The owner could become financially responsible for a visitor’s injuries if the dangerous conditions of the property led to the accident.
- Burn injuries – A burn injury can range from minor to severe. Tissue, nerves, muscle, and tendons can all be damaged in a burn. Some people end up with permanent scarring or disfigurement due to the extent of the injury. Burns can happen in various situations, including building fires and car accidents.
- Medical malpractice – Most people trust their doctors. You don’t think your surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist, or another healthcare professional will make a mistake. Unfortunately, medical errors happen and can lead to serious injuries and even death. The medical provider could be liable for your losses if they were negligent in the treatment they provided you.
- Airplane accidents – Pilot error, malfunctioning equipment, and other careless actions can result in airplane accidents. The pilot, airline, or another party could be at fault for the accident. You could pursue a claim to recover the compensation you need for your injuries or loved one’s death.
If you were involved in any of these scenarios due to another person or company’s negligence, you should consult Sampson Law Firm to determine whether you have a case to pursue.
Compensation Available in a Personal Injury Case
The compensation you receive from an insurance claim or lawsuit could compensate you for the losses you suffered from the accident, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to personal property
- Mental anguish
- Permanent scarring, disfigurement, or impairment
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
In a lawsuit, you might be able to recover punitive damages. This form of compensation is available if you can provide clear and convincing evidence of the defendant’s malice, oppression, or fraud.
Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
At Sampson Law Firm, our Fishtown personal injury lawyers understand the complexities of handling a personal injury case. We have answered the most common questions accident victims ask us so you can prepare for the legal road ahead.
How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?
Kentucky enforces a one-year statute of limitations for most personal injury cases. That means you have one year from the date of your injury to file your lawsuit.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you would have to follow a two-year statute of limitations under the no-fault law. This timeframe gives you two years from the crash date to initiate your lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Am I entitled to compensation even if my actions contributed to the accident?
Even if you were partly at fault for your injuries, you could receive compensation. However, according to the pure comparative negligence statute, the compensation would be at a reduced amount. The amount of money you receive will depend on the percentage of fault the jury assigns you during your lawsuit. For example, if you were 20 percent at fault for the accident, you could only receive up to $80,000 if you suffered $100,000 in losses.
Should I talk to the insurance company?
No. You should hire Sampson Law Firm and give the insurance carrier our contact information if they call you to discuss your claim. We can handle the communication on your behalf, so you can focus on your medical treatment.
If someone’s negligence caused your injuries in an accident, call Sampson Law Firm at (502) 584-5050 immediately for a free consultation with one of our Fishtown personal injury lawyers.
Since 1997, we have represented clients in various personal injury cases to hold individuals and companies accountable for their wrongdoing. You can depend on us to advocate for your rights and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.