Personal injury law is a specialized branch of law. It is often referred as “tort law.” Personal injury refers to any physical, mental or emotional injury caused to an individual. Personal injury can occur due to number of reasons such as slip and fall, auto accidents, exposure to hazardous products, use of defective products, libel, slander, medical malpractice and animal bites. Personal injury law may vary according to the state where the injury occurred. Generally, all the states have standard procedures for filing the lawsuits. For personal injuries that have temporary effects, it is possible to receive compensation immediately. However, some personal injuries may have dire consequences. They may permanently disable a person, which may leave him jobless for life. To receive maximum compensation for the losses, it is advisable to hire a lawyer who has all the necessary expertise to deal with personal injury cases. If a personal injury has occurred in Kentucky, it is recommended to assign the case to a lawyer who is aware of the prevailing personal injury laws there.
Every state has its own statute of limitations that decide the time an individual has to file a personal injury lawsuit. An individual usually has one year to file a personal injury case in Kentucky.
For receiving any compensation for most personal injury claims, the lawyers have to establish that the injury occurred due to the negligence of the defendant. In cases of product liability cases, lawyers have to establish that the victim suffered a loss, in spite of following specified instructions. For receiving claims for losses resulting from medical malpractice, lawyers have to consult medical experts. They investigate and study the medical records of the victims to verify if the damage was actually caused due to negligence of the hospital staff or medical professionals.
It is advisable to hire a lawyer who has a proven track record. Victims can also shortlist the names of a few personal injury lawyers from the Internet. They can personally meet them or get their case reviewed online for free. Personal injury lawyers in Kentucky, usually charge their clients on a contingent fee basis