Lexington KY Injury LawyerRepresenting injured victims throughout kentucky
Events that we call “accidents” are often actually someone’s fault. Innocent victims of other people’s carelessness or recklessness can find themselves left with serious and costly personal injuries and other losses. In the most tragic scenarios, families lose a loved one in a wrongful death.
When someone suffers pain and loss because of another person’s negligence, the victim deserves to be compensated for the costs and pain they have suffered through no fault of their own.
Julie Butcher is an experienced personal injury lawyer who practices in Lexington and all areas of Kentucky. For over 25 years, Julie has been helping people who have been hurt through no fault of their own. She helps her clients recover compensation for medical bills, wage loss, property damage and pain. If the insurance company refuses to treat you fairly after your injury, you probably need an experienced attorney like Julie Butcher.
Call our toll-free number now (866-77JULIE) to speak with a compassionate Lexington, Ky injury lawyer or fill out our online contact form.
Accidents and Injuries by the Number
Across the United States, accidents and injuries take a terrific toll, as shown in these statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- Emergency rooms across the U.S. see 29.3 million people every year because of “unintentional injuries.”
- More than 120,850 people died from accidents in 2010, including 33,600 who died in motor vehicle accidents and 26,000 who died in falls.
- Accidents/unintentional injuries are the 5th leading cause of death each year after heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory injuries.
- The two leading causes of accidental deaths are traffic accidents, which claim an average of 43,000 lives each year, and falls, which kill 21,000.
- In one year alone, motor vehicle crashes cost Americans $99 billion in medical care, rehabilitation, and lost wages.
In Kentucky, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death between the ages of 1 and 44. From 2000 to 2006, Kentucky had the 6th highest age-adjusted rate of unintentional injury deaths in the United States.
Types of Personal Injuries
The ultimate cause of personal injuries is the wrongdoer making dangerously bad choices such as: a) not paying attention, b) being distracted, and c) not following safety rules.
Personal injury claims might arise from motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents.
Other causes of personal injury are:
- Slip-and-fall accidents (premises liability)
- Dog bites.
The physical harm sustained in a personal injury accident can range from cuts and bruises to severe and irreversible brain damage. All of the following are included in the broad personal injury category:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck injury or strain/sprain
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Loss of limbs (amputation)
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Lacerations (cuts)
- Herniated discs in back or neck
- Torn ligaments;
- Spondylolisthesis (slippage of vertebra)
- Pneumothorax (punctured lung)
- Contusions (bruises).
The Law Protects Personal Injury Victims
When you are injured or your loved one dies because of another’s bad choices, you have a right to seek justice in the form of full and fair compensation for those harms and losses. When an individual or a company does something that negligently or intentionally harms you, they may be held liable for the harm they caused.
The main types of damages and remedies available to plaintiffs in personal injury claims include the following:
- Loss of care, comfort and companionship of a spouse, parent or child
- Lost wages (past and future loss of earnings)
- Medical expenses (present and future)
- Pain and suffering (present and future)
- Punitive damages (in cases where the bad choices are especially reckless and wanton (like drunk driving wrecks).
When a loved one has died because of the negligence or carelessness of another person or entity, a lawsuit can be filed seeking redress for the wrongful death.
Help You Need, From an Experienced Lexington, KY Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an incident that happened because someone else was negligent or reckless, we are here to help you get the compensation that will enable you to move ahead in your life. When you call the Julie Butcher Law Office, you will get our full attention. We will listen intently, investigate thoroughly, and provide you with aggressive representation.
For more than 25 years the professionals of the Julie Butcher Law Office have been helping personal injury victims throughout the Bluegrass State to recover the compensation they deserve. When you entrust your problems to us, you’ll get compassion, integrity and results.
Under Kentucky law some personal injury actions must be brought within one year. So it’s important that you act without delay in order to protect your rights to compensation. Call a Lexington, KY Injury Lawyer today at our local number — (859) 233-3641. Or use our toll-free number — 866-77JULIE. If you prefer, you may use our online inquiry form. We will be glad to make a free and confidential evaluation of your case.
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