Shively Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you been injured in an accident? Did someone else’s actions cause you to sustain serious injuries? Or did a company’s actions cause you harm? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
When you were seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the costs to you can be enormous. You can be burdened with expensive medical bills and face financial strain from being unable to work because of your injuries. You may have to battle daily emotional and mental turmoil caused by the traumatic event that caused your injuries. You should be compensated for how the cause of your injuries and the person or company responsible has negatively impacted your life.
The Shively personal injury lawyers of Sampson Law Firm can help you pursue the compensation you may be owed for your injuries. We have over two decades of experience representing those who have been harmed by the negligent actions of others.
Call us right away at (502) 584-5050 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Don’t hesitate. Time could be of the essence for you to get the compensation you deserve.
Claims and Cases We Take On
At Sampson Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for clients who have been injured due to several negligent actions by individuals or companies.
We represent clients who have been injured in the following types of accidents or as a result of the following causes:
- Car Accidents
- Truck/18-Wheeler Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Airplane Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Dog Bite/Animal Attacks
We represent clients who have sustained the following types of injuries:
Frequently Asked Questions
Being injured in an accident is something no one expects. Considering hiring an attorney to pursue compensation for your injuries can be overwhelming because you may feel so unprepared for the journey ahead. As your attorneys, we’re here to help you navigate this unfamiliar road and answer every question you have along the way.
While you’re considering your options, we hope these answers to some of the questions you might have are helpful.
What is a personal injury claim? Is it the same thing as a personal injury lawsuit?
A personal injury claim is what someone who has been injured in an accident files with the responsible party’s insurance company. In the case of a vehicular accident, Kentucky is a “choice no-fault” state. You can file your claim with your own insurance company first to take advantage of your PIP coverage, or you can submit a Kentucky No-Fault Rejection Form with the state so you can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
When you file a personal injury claim, the claim may be resolved when the insurance company agrees to fully compensate you for your injuries and losses. Sometimes, the insurance company isn’t willing to compensate you or doesn’t agree to pay you the compensation that your claim is worth. If this happens, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action that is resolved in court. You may or may not be awarded compensation for your losses, and the amount you may be awarded is decided by a jury or judge.
How long after I’ve been injured can I pursue compensation?
You don’t have to wait a specific amount of time to pursue compensation for your injuries. You do, however, have a tight window within which to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who harmed you. Each state has a statute of limitations that specifies a period of time within which you can pursue legal action against someone. If you wait to file a lawsuit after the statutory deadline expires, you’ll lose the ability to pursue that action. In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is one year from the date the accident occurred or the date that you discovered your injuries.
What losses can I be compensated for?
After someone or a company causes you to suffer from serious injuries, you can face insurmountable losses. The expenses of medical treatment for your injuries and the personal impact of your injuries on your life can be incredible. You can be compensated for these losses, which may include:
- Medical costs of treatment for your injuries, including future medical costs
- Lost income or wages
- Loss of future earning ability
- Property damage
- Permanent disability, disfigurement, or scarring
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium after losing a spouse
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of quality of life
If your case is litigated in court and is successful, you could also be awarded punitive damages. There’s a high bar to be awarded punitive damages, however. You have to show clear and convincing evidence that the person who injured you acted with malice or that they defrauded or oppressed you.
As your attorneys, we’ll calculate the objective costs of your losses like your medical costs and lost income or wages. We’ll also determine the personal emotional and mental costs you’ve suffered. We’ll fight hard to obtain full compensation for all of your losses.
Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Sampson Law Firm If Someone Has Caused You Harm
We understand the devastation that injuries can cause. We’re here to help you get justice and advocate for you against those who have harmed you, their insurance companies, and big businesses.
Hiring an attorney can be expensive. Because you’ve likely already suffered enough financial losses after you were injured, our firm will work for you on a contingency basis. This means there are no upfront costs when our highly skilled Shively personal injury lawyers represent you. We’ll work hard for you, and we’ll only be paid when we win your claim or case. If we get you no money, you don’t have to pay us.
For your free initial consultation, call Sampson Law Firm today at (502) 584-5050 or contact us online. We’ll discuss your claim or case and let you know the next best steps you should take.