PERSONAL INJURY

When a devastating injury or death occurs, having counsel that you trust can make all the difference. Most people go through life without ever having to experience a catastrophic injury or the loss of a loved one. For those of us who do experience these terrible events, a law firm that you trust working on your behalf is crucial to the healing process. Having experienced first-hand the mental and physical toll an injury can have, Mike is uniquely positioned to know what you are going through. Mike has represented close family and personal friends in negotiations with insurance companies after a loss. No matter how small your situation may seem, never settle with an insurance company without consulting with an attorney first. You may inadvertently cut off access to funds that you would otherwise be entitled to.

Elder Care Law has partnered with the most experienced personal injury firms in Kentucky and is well positioned to help you find the right attorney if your situation calls for special expertise, at no additional cost to you.

The following are included in accident claims:

  • Wrongful Death. A “wrongful death” is one in which a person died because of another individual’s, group’s or company’s negligence or recklessness. Wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to prove in most cases, but they can be successful and should be explored anytime an unanticipated death occurs at the hands of a third party.
  • Car Accidents. Car accident victims deserve help with their physical pain, mental anguish, medical expenses, lost income and other losses.
  • Semi-Truck Accidents. The devastation caused by commercial truck accidents and their complexity make it crucial to have an experienced legal advocate on your side if you have been injured, lost a loved one or had significant property damage in a truck accident.
  • Motorcycle Accidents. Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer a catastrophic injury or die in a motor vehicle collision than are other motorists. This means greater medical expense or personal loss, which should be made right financially when someone else is at fault.
  • Explosions / Burns. Serious burns are among the most devastating injuries a person can suffer, requiring specialized medical care and lengthy recovery when they are not fatal. Numerous local, state and federal laws regulate explosives and fire safety, and burn and explosion accidents are usually the result of someone or some organization violating the rules and regulations.
  • Premises Liability. When a slip-and-fall accident or another kind of accident and injury occurs in a store or other business, at a government office or in a private home, the owners or managers may be held responsible if their negligence contributed to the accident. For older adults, especially, the long-term consequences of fall injuries, such as hip fractures and traumatic brain injury (TBI), can have significant impact on the victim’s health and independence.
  • Nursing Home Neglect. State and federal regulations govern the “duty of care” for nursing homes and other residential treatment facilities. Yet, injuries caused by nursing home neglect or abuse are among the least reported crimes against the elderly. Often it takes a family member to step in and an experienced investigator to uncover and correct situations of nursing home neglect or abuse.
  • Brain / Head Injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can completely change the life of the injured person and the lives of that person’s family. Severe TBI is often a life-long expense, which for younger victims can easily result in millions of dollars required for treatment and care.
  • Medical Malpractice. When a health care provider fails to properly diagnose or treat a medical condition and the result is a new or aggravating injury to the patient, this is likely to be medical malpractice. Kentucky, like other states, requires medical malpractice claims to be filed within two years of an injury, so it is best to consult an attorney quickly any time medical error or negligence is suspected.
Please call Elder Care Law before you sign anything from the insurance company.