How Can an Attorney Can Help Me With My Case?

Representing injured victims throughout kentucky.

We are in an internet- and YouTube-fueled era of do-it-yourselfers — from car repairs to cooking, from how to be a better parent to how to build a house. One thing you won’t be able to do with Google’s help is to effectively represent yourself in a personal injury case. There are too many potential factual and legal issues; insurance laws are too complex; and if you want to try negotiating your own settlement, no one will appreciate that more than the insurance company!

If you live in Kentucky and have suffered a serious personal injury due to the negligence of another party, there are many reasons you should retain our services — because there are many ways we can help.

You don’t know what you’re doing.

A personal injury case is like a Swiss watch. There are many, many moving parts. There is the investigation into the facts of the case; discovery between the parties, where both sides exchange information and documents; legal issues about whether negligence was involved; if there are multiple defendants, some or all of them may deny responsibility; there could be issues as to whether an insurance policy covers a claim or not; disagreements over the extent of your injuries and who is to blame; and defendants will probably dispute the amount of damages at stake. Add to the mix negotiations that normally occur during a case, and you have a situation you don’t want to handle on your own.

If you don’t thoroughly understand these and many other issues that could come up, and you have no experience in the legal system and don’t understand how it works, representing yourself in a personal injury case will probably result in your obtaining far less than what your case is actually worth. You could also potentially collect nothing, simply because you said or did the wrong thing.

We will handle the insurance company, so you won’t have to.

If you have been seriously injured, you have many practical issues to deal with. You may be facing multiple surgeries, physical therapy, stays in hospitals and rehab centers, and frequent visits to doctors. That’s in addition to the fact that you may be out of work, with little or no income; you may not have disability insurance; your injuries and disabilities may start problems with your spouse or family; and you may suffer from emotional or psychological issues like depression.

Do you want to add to this list of headaches by dealing directly with an insurance company? Do you want to respond to their letters, emails and phone calls, or fill out their forms? Do you know what you might say that could hurt your case or potentially end any legal claims you might have? Do you know what releases you should or shouldn’t sign? If the insurance company sent you a form that would result in your losing your legal rights, would you recognize it? You need to focus on recovery, your family and getting your life back together. We will deal with the insurance company and make sure your rights are protected and prevent them from playing games that could leave you without the recovery you deserve.

We can help you get the medical care you need.

If you are fortunate, you have never suffered these types of injuries before. Over the years we have helped clients with almost every type of injury that could be caused by an accident. We’ve developed relationships with doctors who are experts in their fields, who treat their patients with care and respect and who understand that your injury is part of a legal claim. A major part of a personal injury case is determining how you were injured and how severely. The doctors we suggest to our clients know how to document injuries and their impact; and they have previously testified in successful court cases.

We will negotiate with the insurance company to try to obtain the best settlement possible.

Most people rarely, if ever, negotiate anything of substance. As part of a job or profession you may have negotiated for your company or employer. You may pride yourself on how well you haggle when buying a car.

Nevertheless, negotiating the settlement of a personal injury lawsuit with an insurance company is a whole different ball game. Without knowing applicable laws, all the relevant facts and how similar cases have been settled or the verdicts reached after a similar case went to trial, you have no idea what your case is worth. You would be at a significant disadvantage before you even started. In addition, without knowing how insurance companies operate, what they look for, what excuses they use to deny claims and the tactics they often use, you will not get a fair, reasonable settlement for your case.

We will litigate your case and go to trial if need be.

The vast majority of cases settle. If, despite our best efforts, the parties can’t reach an agreement, the case will go to a trial. We have tried many cases in the past and are willing and able to bring your case to trial if that’s what it takes. Going to trial doesn’t intimidate us, and everything we do is in preparation to present your case at a trial. We’re not a law firm that takes a personal injury case, tries to negotiate a settlement and, if that doesn’t work, sends your case to another attorney to bring it to trial. We do it all — and we have a record of success.

Attorney Julie ButcherUnder Kentucky law, some personal injury actions must be brought within one year.  So if you or a family member have been injured because of the negligence of another party, 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.