Helping Victims in Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases in Louisville and other parts of Kentucky can range from simple fender benders to severe injuries and sometimes death. Handling injury cases requires careful work to determine all sources of insurance coverage, to stand up to the insurance companies and their lawyers, as well as the ability to negotiated effectively on your behalf.
Many people think this type of case is simply a matter of presenting the victim’s side of the story and collecting a big check. That’s very far from the truth. The fact is the insurance companies are looking for any way possible to blame you for part of the accident. They are paid huge sums of money to make sure they don’t have to pay their share, even if their client is at fault.
Injuries can come from a wide variety of situations. A few of the most common are:
- Car Wrecks and Motorcycle Accidents
- Accidents involving tractor trailers and other large vehicles
- Injuries to pedestrians caused by TARC busses, cyclists or deliver drivers
- Medical malpractice including surgical errors, birth injuries and improper care (including hospitals, clinics and nursing homes)
- Dog bites
- Falls in grocery stores aisles and parking lots
The list goes on and on when it comes to injuries. Many times, I’ll enlist the help of other lawyers who may have specific experience dealing with your specific type of case. It’s the best way to ensure you receive as much as you deserve to help compensate for the injury and property damage someone caused. You get the advantage of working with a team that knows how to litigate against the big insurance companies.
Even if you were involved in an accident and only suffered a few bumps and bruises, don’t assume your don’t have a case. In these economic times, why should you be forced to pay insurance deductibles, miss work to get your car repaired or to visit a chiropractor? An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to protect you. You might be surprised at how hard it is to simply convince other people to do the right thing.
In Kentucky, most accident and injury cases are handled on a “contingency fee” basis. What this means is that you typically don’t have to pay an hourly fee to a personal injury attorney. They handle your case and take a portion of the settlement of verdict after the case is resolved. Usually court cost and fees are the responsibility of the client, but again, those costs are normally deducted from the money you may be awarded for your injuries, pain and property. For most people, it makes a lot of sense to have someone negotiate carefully on their behalf. Especially when they’ve done it many times before.
If you’ve been involved in an accident, call Louisville personal injury attorney, Stephen Berry at: (502) 589-6190, or call my cell phone – (502) 645-1055. I’ll schedule time to meet you at your home or my office as soon as possible. After all, it’s about time someone began looking out for you.
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