Getting hurt in an accident can be a traumatizing and stressful experience. Injuries can lead to long-term medical problems and financial burdens. If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Whether you were hurt in an automobile accident, a slip and fall, or another accident caused by another, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer right away.
Every driver understands the dangers of the roads. With an increasing number of distracted drivers, there is always a chance you could be involved in an auto accident. Unfortunately, many such accidents result in injuries for the drivers and passengers. The risk for injury is high during any accident. Common injuries include:
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Internal bleeding;
- Spinal injuries; and
- Neck injuries.
Sometimes, such accidents may even turn deadly. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list unintentional accidents, such as car accidents, among the top ten causes of deaths in the United States.
If you or a loved one was injured in an automobile accident, you likely suffered resulting financial harm as well. Many injuries, like those listed above, require medical care. Sometimes, the medical care may include surgery, physical therapy, or other long-term treatment. You may also miss work due to your injuries, resulting in lost wages. You might have also suffered property damage, like a totaled vehicle, and emotional trauma due to someone else’s careless or negligent actions. In that case, you could sue that person or entity responsible for your injuries, seeking compensation for your damages.
Most people are familiar with the term “slip and fall.” It may seem that a fall could not lead to major injury, but slipping or tripping and falling can actually lead to serious injuries, like those listed above. When those injuries occur on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Kentucky law requires property owners to take care to prevent injuries on their property. The owner must keep the property in a safe condition for visitors like you. When they fail to do so, they may be liable for your damages, such as medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. There may be multiple parties liable, such as managers, property owners, and businesses. Your attorney can analyze your case and determine who is responsible for your damages.
At Broderick & Davenport, PLLC, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, our experienced personal injury lawyers understand the difficulties you may encounter after suffering injuries during an accident. We know that your financial stresses may be overwhelming, and will work hard to win you the compensation you deserve. Personal injury cases are time sensitive, and statutes of limitations will apply. This means that you will have a certain amount of time after the accident to file your claim. Our skilled attorneys understand complex Kentucky personal injury law, and will use that knowledge to assist you. We will work closely throughout your case, fully explaining your options along the way. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.