Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is used to help protect you or your property if damaged because of someone else’s actions or negligence. Tort law is based on the premise that the one who caused the harm should be the one who pays for the harm. Although no amount of money can compensate you for some injuries, monetary damages are seen as the only way to compensate the person harmed. Sometimes your insurance policy or another’s will be the party compensating you for the injury, and it is important to understand insurance policies and the legal pitfalls and implications surrounding them. If you or someone close to you has been injured or had their property damaged and you would like to speak with one of our experienced attorneys to learn more you can contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Some of the more common types of Personal Injury are listed below:
Car, Truck and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Being injured in a motor vehicle accident can cause a lot more pain than just the injury itself. Dealing with doctors, insurance companies, and attorneys can be traumatic and time-consuming. It is important to know whether insurance will cover the medical bills, the legal issues involved, and what options you have available. From relatively minor injuries to wrongful death cases it is of the utmost importance to know your rights and to take immediate action. Whether it is filing suit, negotiating with the insurance company or dealing with medical bills it is important to be well-informed and advocated for. If you have been injured in an automobile accident and would like to speak with one of our experienced attorneys you can contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
A dog’s owner is responsible for all damage to person, livestock, or property resulting from a dog bite provided there was no contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff. Recoverable damages include pain and suffering, scarring, and medical bills. If the dog owner has homeowner’s insurance this will often cover the damages, even if the bite occurred outside of the owner’s property. If you have been bitten by a dog it is important to have an attorney discuss the legal issues surrounding your injury. If you would like to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about a dog bite please contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Slip, Trip and Falls
When a property owner is negligent in up-keeping and maintaining a property a Slip, Trip, and Fall case can be the result. Kentucky has specific laws and codes regarding the reasonable efforts that should be taken to maintain a safe environment. Business owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment. When a person falls and injures his or herself as a result of the dangerous condition of the property the property owner’s liability is dependent on the individual circumstances surrounding the accident. A property owner could still be liable even if they warned of the dangerous condition. If you have been injured by slipping or tripping on someone else’s property or if you are a property owner facing potential litigation from an accident on your property and you would like to speak with one of our experienced attorneys you can contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.