Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims in Western Kentucky
Did you suffer an injury in a sudden incident or accident? Do you believe that someone else caused or contributed to cause of the accident? Are you facing medical bills, lost income, and other serious losses due to your injuries? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your next step should be to contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Henderson and Paducah.
The Cagle Law Firm regularly stands up for accident victims dealing with serious injuries. We’ve seen firsthand the full range of effects an injury can have on your life, and some injuries can permanently change your life and the lives of your family. The good news is that we’re here to help. Call (314) 276-1681 or use our online form to contact us and set up a completely free case evaluation today.
Helping Clients After a Wide Variety of Accidents
While many personal injury claims arise from car accidents, people can suffer injuries in many different ways. You can be at work, running errands, visiting a friend, or using a household product in your own home and a sudden injury incident can change your life. Each type of injury case will have its own legal issues and questions depending on the type of accident that happened and the circumstances surrounding the accident.
The Cagle Law Firm has extensive experience handling many types of accident claims, including—but not limited to—the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Other motor vehicle accidents
- Work injury
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Dog bites
- Train and railroad accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and fall
- Maritime accidents
- Premises liability
- Serious personal injury
- Pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
Cases will require a different approach if they involve a motor vehicle, a defective product, a job-related incident, or another type of accident that resulted in injuries. Our legal team carefully evaluates each specific situation to advise you of your options and determine the best way to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Common Effects of a Serious Injury
Many types of injuries can bring your life to a screeching halt, and our firm regularly works with clients who sustained the following injuries, among others:
- Broken bones
- Skull, jaw, and facial fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
All of the above injuries require immediate medical assistance, and victims often need ongoing treatment for weeks, months, or even the rest of their lives. In addition to your medical bills, a serious injury can keep you from working and cause you to lose income, as well as cause physical and mental pain and suffering. Some injuries result in permanent disabilities or disfigurement.
Our law firm will work to obtain compensation for all of your relevant losses by handling the following and more:
- Determining who or what entities can possibly be liable for your injuries
- Calculating the total of your existing and future losses
- Filing and handling the necessary insurance claims
- Reviewing all settlement offers before you accept anything
- Filing and handling a personal injury lawsuit when necessary
The insurance company will not be on your side, but you can trust that our accident and injury attorneys have your best interests in mind throughout every step of your case.
Strict Personal Injury Deadlines in Kentucky
We understand that a serious injury can consume your life. You need to attend medical appointments, follow the doctor’s orders to rest, recover from surgery, and more, all while you are still trying to keep your household together. This happens as you deal with the pain, suffering, and limitations of your injuries each day. It can be difficult and overwhelming to think of much else.
However, if your accident happened in Paducah or Henderson, you should realize that Kentucky has one of the strictest deadlines for personal injury legal claims in the entire United States. Typically, in Kentucky, there is a one-year statute of limitations. Meaning, your petition must be on file in the appropriate court one year to the date of your injury. Though there are exceptions, you generally only have a calendar year-365 days from your date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit in Kentucky.
Only two other states have one-year statutes of limitations for personal injury claims, and some states allow victims as long as five or six years. This is not the case in Kentucky, so though your injuries may feel overwhelming, you should never delay in contacting our personal injury firm to start your case.
We Help Accident Victims Like You Every Day
Our firm is dedicated to helping injured clients in the Paducah and Henderson areas because we know that accidents and injuries happen every day. The Kentucky reports the following statistics for a recent year:
- 161,681 reported traffic crashes
- 36,895 people suffered injuries in traffic crashes
- 799 people died in traffic crashes
- 13,015 were hit-and-run collisions
- 1,114 crashes involved a pedestrian
- 41 collisions involved a railway train
- 1,669 crashes involved motorcycles
- 9,819 crashes involved large trucks
- 1,535 crashes involved school buses or other types of buses
- 1,326 crashes involved emergency vehicles
Henderson County had 1,509 accidents reported and McCracken County had 2,403 accidents.
As you can see, all types of traffic accidents occur across Kentucky, and these numbers don’t account for workplace accidents, slip and falls, product-related accidents, dog bites, and many other incidents that can result in serious injuries. Our law firm is ready to help the many injured accident victims in Western Kentucky, and we know how to protect your rights.
Consult Our Paducah and Henderson Personal Injury Attorneys for Free Today
At The Cagle Law Firm, we see many injury victims who try to handle their own accident-related insurance claims, only to experience delays, lowball offers, or outright denials. In Kentucky, it is pretty easy to have your statute of limitations expire just as you start negotiating with insurance companies. A year statute of limitations works great for insurance companies as they can delay several times until the year is over and then deny. You do not need to deal with the stress and frustration of the insurance or legal process. Instead, let our skilled personal injury lawyers in Henderson and Paducah handle every step of the process for you. We know how to fight for your rights, so please do not wait to call (314) 276-1681 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.