Radcliff Personal Injury Attorneys
Helping Individuals & Families of Elizabethtown & Hardin County Recover Damages
A personal injury can upend someone’s life. Not only do they suffer the physical consequences of the injury itself, but they can also experience emotional trauma, financial hardship, and a diminished quality of life. Some injuries can be the result of unfortunate accidents, but many are due to the negligence of another party.
When your injury results from another individual or organization’s negligence, you can be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim.Our Elizabethtown & Radcliff personal injury lawyers at Musselwhite Meinhart & Staples have managed claims of all types and sizes and have helped recover millions of dollars for our clients.
We can assist with a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
We are intimately familiar with how to prove negligence in Kentucky court and can work to obtain compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages. Our team can evaluate the facts of your case and advise on what legal solutions may be available to aid in your recovery.
Proving Negligence in Kentucky
In any type of personal injury case, negligence will need to be proven to recover damages. Proving negligence is a complex, highly specific legal process that should not be attempted without qualified legal representation.
Successfully establishing negligence in a personal injury claim in Kentucky requires proving the following elements:
- The defendant owed you some level of duty of care.
- The defendant failed to meet that duty of care.
- If the defendant had not failed to meet the duty of care, the defendant would not have been injured.
- The defendant’s failure to meet duty of care directly caused the personal injury.
- You have resultantly suffered injuries and other forms of loss.
This can be hard to wrap your head around. In short, you will have to prove a person or a business’s actions or failure to act in a situation where they owed you some level of reasonable safety directly led to your personal injury.
For example, you could enter a business’s building. The business arguably owes you some level of duty of care when you are a customer in their store. However, the business failed to clean up a large spill that made its floor slick. They also failed to put up any sign warning you of the floor’s condition. As a result, you fall and fracture your wrist. It is reasonable then to assume the injury would not have occurred had the business addressed the slick floor, which was also the direct cause of your fall. You now have an injury that prevents you from working your desk job for several days and medical bills for the care of your wrist. You can pursue financial compensation from the business as a result of these damages.
What is the Statue of Limitations for Injury Claims?
In many situations, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is quite limited. You will likely only have 1 year to file a personal injury claim, though some cases involving car accidents will have 2 years to file. If you are only seeking the repair or replacement of damaged property, you sometimes also have 2 years to pursue a claim. It is imperative you immediately speak to an experienced attorney after suffering a personal injury to review your legal options.
What Compensation Can I Recover in My Personal Injury Claim?
If you suffered injuries due to another person's negligence, the law allows you to recover economic damages related to your injuries.
Some examples of personal injury compensation can include:
- Medical bills, including ongoing treatment for your injuries
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
The amount of compensation can vary in each case, and depend on a variety of factors: the extent of your injuries, how long your recovery time is, and other losses you have suffered. A personal injury lawyer at our law firm can review your case and help you determine what you can expect in your claim.
Do Not Face a Personal Injury Claim Alone
Even the most open and shut personal injury claims can be difficult to prove, especially if the offending party has access to experienced legal representation. Our Radcliff personal injury lawyers at Musselwhite Meinhart & Staples can fight for you and give your claim the legal support it needs and deserves. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we are intimately familiar with the legal systems involved in proving negligence in court and will leverage that knowledge to pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
Our law firm provides a full range of legal services to help you and your family achieve your goals. We speak your language. We are here to help you understand your legal options, what to expect and what steps we can take to protect you.
Our firm offers over the phone and video consultations for your safety and convenience. All consultations are free.
Our attorneys treat you like family. We care about helping you find the best resolution to your case.
We are accessible to our clients and are available 24/7.
Our attorneys offer honest advice and tailored solutions to your unique goals.
We are friendly and approachable lawyers who listen and understand your needs.
Our attorneys have decades of experience with successfully handling a variety of legal matters.