Holding Dangerous Drivers Responsible
In one second, a car accident can change your life. A collision can lead to:
- Chronic pain
- A destroyed vehicle
- Even the loss of a loved one
You may find yourself in the hospital or unable to go to work. All these shocking new realities can take a toll on your bank account.
At Gilbert Law Group PLLC, we are committed to focused attention and total availability. A trustworthy and reliable legal partnership may be just what you need. We know that no amount of money can reverse the damage and stress of a car accident, but we want to do what we can to lessen your load.
Without a steady income, the medical bills that keep arriving in your mailbox may seem overwhelming.
What Is Kentucky’s ‘Pure Comparative Negligence’ Law?
According to Kentucky Revised Statute § 411.182, Kentucky’s “pure comparative negligence” jurisdiction allows a judge to attribute a certain percentage of damages to the defendant, depending on his or her percentage of fault for the accident.
For example, if a truck driver was 75% at fault for a collision, but the injured motorist was still 25% at fault, the truck driver would be required to pay 75% of the total costs from the accident.
Unlike most other states with this law, however, Kentucky does not have a limit on the amount of negligence. This means that someone found to be 99% responsible for a car accident can still get 1% compensation for their injuries.
What Kind Of Damages Can You Recover?
Kentucky laws do not put a cap on the amount you can receive in a personal injury lawsuit. Plaintiffs can sue for both economic and non-economic payouts. Gilbert Law Group PLLC can help navigate these laws.
If your case is successful, you may recover money for:
- A replacement vehicle
- All medical expenses incurred after the accident
- Lost wages during your recovery
- The cost of a rental car
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Payment for loss of consortium or companionship
The state of Kentucky also observes “no-fault” damages. In Motor Vehicle Accidents, these are referred to as Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Therefore, you are entitled to coverage for certain expenses whether or not you are at-fault.
What Is The Kentucky Statute Of Limitations For Car Accidents?
According to the Kentucky statute of limitations, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file (or possibly longer with some exceptions, such as the last day PIP was paid). If you miss this deadline by one day, you will not be able to file an injury claim even if you are seriously injured.
If you need compensation to be able to fully recover, it’s absolutely vital that you speak with a trustworthy Lexington car accident attorney as quickly as possible. We can handle your claim in a timely manner while you focus on recovering.