Do I need an attorney?
If you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, you can bet that their insurance company has a team of lawyers trying to figure out how to reduce the value of your claim. Shouldn’t you have someone on your side? If you are in need of legal advice, counsel, or assistance, it is in your best interest to seek out someone with professional legal training. The personal injury attorneys of The Lohman Law Offices , in Louisville, Kentucky, understand the complexities of car accidents, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, elder abuse, and birth defects and can provide you with the legal expertise you need to win your case. We are also available to assist you in every step of the legal process, taking the time to answer your questions and to make sure you understand your legal rights. In addition, our personal injury attorneys will never make any decisions about your case without your permission.
What kinds of cases do the attorneys of The Lohman Law Offices handle?
Our attorneys are experienced in a full range of areas of law but choose to concentrate in personal injury, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, social security disability and birth injuries.
What is a statute of limitations?
A statute of limitations is the amount of the time an injured party has to file a lawsuit. Failing to file a personal injury lawsuit within the statute of limitations may cause the claim to expire, meaning that the injured party cannot receive any type of compensation, nor can he sue the party who caused the accident - with absolutely no exceptions. Once a personal injury claim has expired, it is permanently barred.
The following is a list of Kentucky statutes of limitations. For more specific and detailed information, please contact our office.
- Personal injury actions (slip and fall, dog bite, etc.) (KRS 413.140(1)(a)): 1 year
- Medical negligence/malpractice (KRS 413.140(1)(e)): 1 year
- Professional malpractice (legal, accountant, etc.) (KRS 413.245): 1 year
- Wrongful Death (KRS 413.180): 1 year
- Personal injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident (KRS 304.38-230(6)): 2 years after the date of injury or date of last basic reparation payment is made, whichever is later. In no case can the case be filed more than 5 years after the date of injury.
- Workers’ compensation claims (KRS 342.185): Notice of the accident must be given to employer “as soon as practicable” after accident occurred, and a formal “application for adjustment of claim” must be filed within 2 years after the date of accident or 2 years following the termination of temporary income benefits, whichever is later.
Do your personal injury attorneys get paid by the hour?
No. The Lohman Law Offices , P.S.C., handles all of its personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning our clients do not pay us unless we win. If, during your free consultation, we determine that you have a case, we will draw up a contract that states that you will pay us a predetermined amount of your settlement should you win. You will receive a copy of this document for your files. To schedule your free consultation, please contact The Lohman Law Offices in Louisville, Kentucky today.
How much can I expect to win?
Unfortunately, we cannot predict exactly how much money you will win, even if we take "similar" cases and their settlements into consideration. Each individual case is marked by a number of distinguishing factors, making it impossible to predict an accurate outcome. But even though we cannot guarantee your settlement amount, we do promise to provide you with the most effective and professional legal representation possible and to win and to help you win fair compensation.
How can I get more information?
To learn more about your legal rights and for answers to your questions, please contact the personal injury attorneys at The Lohman Law Offices in Louisville, Kentucky today!