Hiring an Injury Lawyer in Kentucky
Hiring an injury lawyer is much different than hiring most other types of lawyers.
Injury lawyers in Kentucky work on a contingency fee basis meaning that you only pay attorney fees if we win your case and you recover compensation.
Most of the time the insurance company’s lawyers will be representing the other party. If you do not have your own Kentucky lawyer, their insurance lawyers may exploit a small error or omission on your behalf which could eliminate the possibility of you receiving the compensation you deserve.
Working With Our Kentucky Injury Law Firm
Hiring a Kentucky injury lawyer is easy when you contact The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson.
We make your injury claim process easy too.
We do all of the talking with the intimidating insurance company’s lawyers. If your case does need to go to court, we do the bulk of the talking in the courtroom.
One Phone Call is All It Takes to Hire Us
Once you call or email us, we will start gathering all the facts and information about your injury case.
How did the injury happen?
Who is at fault?
Is there insurance?
After we gather all the information and confirm that you have an injury case, we will ask you to sign the paperwork we need to get started. We will ask you to sign a contract hiring us and giving us the authority to talk to the insurance company. Our contract states that there are no fees upfront at all and we only earn our attorney fee if we win your case and get money for you.
If we are unable to win your case, you owe nothing.
Most Kentucky Injury Cases Settle Out Of Court
Many of our injury clients say they do not want to sue anyone or go to court, but are still interested in hiring an injury lawyer. We understand.
Although sometimes we do have to go to court, most cases settle out of court without ever filing a lawsuit against anyone.
We set up a claim and find coverage with the at-fault party’s insurance company, then we monitor your treatment with your doctor(s).
Once you are finished treating for the injuries sustained in this case, we will gather all of your medical bills and records and send the insurance company a demand package asking for an amount of money to settle your case versus filing a lawsuit and going to court.
How long do Kentucky injury claims take until I receive compensation?
Timing is based on the seriousness of your injuries as well as how long your doctors need you to treat.
A typical soft tissue back injury may take 4-6 months to treat and recover. Other injuries are different. Once you finish treating and are released by your doctor, we will gather your medical bills and records and draft your demand package to send to the insurance company asking for money.
All injuries are different, but we try to gather all of your medical bills and records in 30-60 days after you are finish treating. The insurance adjuster typically will take another 30-60 days evaluation your claim to decide how to respond to our demand.
Hiring a Kentucky injury lawyer can expedite the time until you receive your compensation, not to mention, maximize it.
How much money will I receive for my Kentucky injury?
Your amount of recovery is based on the seriousness of your injuries. The types of injury cases we have represented are all over the board from minor defective product-related injuries, to dog bites, to car accidents. The injuries, treatment needed, and loss vary as much as the types of cases.
Some minor injuries will not recover as much as other major injuries or permanent injuries. When the insurance company makes an offer, we will counter and negotiate as much money as we can for you. That final offer will include attorney fees, case expenses, medical bills, health insurance liens, and your recovery.
We will also request money to cover your lost wages if you miss time from work.
If we all think it is a fair offer, we will discuss settlement. If not, we will discuss filing a lawsuit and going to court.
What is “PIP” in Kentucky?
PIP is Personal Injury Protection. Kentucky is a “No-Fault” state. Every driver is required to have PIP protection as part of their own auto insurance. PIP will cover up to $10,000.00 in medical bills and lost wages. At the end of your case, the at fault liability insurance company will have to reimburse your PIP and we will have to reimburse any additional medical bills paid by your health insurance for any bills they paid.
What do you need from me to represent me in my Kentucky injury case?
We need you to call us early so we can gather evidence like photos and witnesses. We need an update each time you go to a new doctor so we can gather those medical bills and records.
We will need to collect medical bills and records from each place that your received treatment and then add this to the demand package we send to the at fault liability insurance company when we demand your settlement amount. Of course, we walk you through this process all along the way.
Why should I hire Christopher Jackson as my Kentucky injury lawyer?
Hopefully, we have clarified how hiring an injury lawyer works for you. If not, contact us and let us answer any questions you have.
We have handled thousands of cases since 2003.
We know exactly what to do and know how to help you get the most recovery possible.
We say, “You go to the doctor and we will take care of everything else.”
Remember, there are no fees upfront at all and no fees at all until we win your case and recover money.
If you were injured in Kentucky as a result of someone else’s negligence, please call or email us ASAP to get started.
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