Morrin Law Office
Kentucky lost wages accident attorney
Getting injured in an accident can disrupt a person’s life, especially if their injury hinders their ability to perform regular work tasks or work in general. If an accident injury forced you or a loved one to lose income because you were not in a condition to continue working or needed to take time off to get medical treatment, the professionals at the Morrin Law Office want to represent you.
A Kentucky lost wages accident attorney from our firm can build your personal injury case and identify who may be held liable for your income loss as well as other damages you may be eligible to pursue. You should act quickly, as depending on how you were injured, you may have a short timeframe to prepare your case based on the area of law it falls under.
The types of accident cases our law firm handles
At Morrin Law Office, we handle cases in the following practice areas:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Animal attacks, such as dog bites
- Accidents that led to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Intentional acts of violence
If you were injured in one of the listed scenarios above and your injury ultimately caused you to lose income, a Kentucky lost wages lawyer from our firm may be able to take on the case. Once we identify which area of law your case falls under, we can identify the liable party and take measures to build your argument on why they owe you compensation.
How a Kentucky personal injury lawyer will fight for your lost wages
If you are concerned about recovering your lost wages, a personal injury attorney can review your case to see what you may be entitled to claim under Kentucky law. Accident victims are often eligible to pursue compensation for various types of damages, including lost wages.
Regarding your income specifically, you may be able to recover:
- Income you lost up to the current point of time
- Income you should expect to lose in the future until your injuries heal (if ever)
- Benefits you lost that were attached to your income
- Pensions you lost if you were unable to continue working to qualify
- Any reduction in your earning potential caused by your personal injuries
Other economic damages you may want to pursue
As an accident victim, you may be entitled to other financial damages, like:
- Property damage, such as costs to repair or replace a vehicle
- Current medical expenses, such as for emergency room care or doctor’s appointments
- Future medical expenses, such as for future surgeries or physical therapy
- Costs for medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or neck braces
- Costs for home modifications if you suffered a permanent disability
Your Kentucky personal injury attorney can calculate the financial impact of the injury accident and add these damages to your compensation demands.
You may also be entitled to non-economic damages
While many people initially consider taking legal action to recover financial damages, we also want to help you get compensated for your physical and emotional damages as well. You may be entitled to awards for non-economic damages, which may be used to help you further your recovery process from the accident.
These types of damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment in hobbies and activities
Our Kentucky accident attorneys are ready to get started pursuing compensation for you
When you decide to retain a Kentucky accident lawyer from our law office, our group of injury professionals immediately get to work on your case. To get a glimpse of our services, this work includes:
- Identifying who may be held liable for your accident and subsequent damages (e.g., your lost wages)
- Informing involved parties about your intention to sue and pursue compensation for your damages
- Investigating the accident to see if there is evidence that supports your claims about who is liable, the injuries you suffered, and the causation between the accident and your damages
- Communicating with all involved parties, such as insurance adjusters, legal attorneys, and court officials
- Filling out legal paperwork and submitting documents within the deadlines
- Negotiating with the other party to potentially reach an out-of-court settlement
- Representing you in a trial if necessary
Our legal team will also be available for advice and guidance throughout the case if you are unsure about what options you have or your rights as the plaintiff.
When to take legal action against the at-fault party and recover damages after an accident in Kentucky
All personal injury cases must abide by their appropriate statute of limitations. In Kentucky, there are separate statutory deadlines for general personal injury cases and cases involving automobile accidents. These deadlines are as follows:
- General personal injury cases: If you suffered an injury due to someone’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you generally have one year to file legal action against that party, per Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.140(1).
- Automobile accident cases: If you were injured in an automobile accident and would like to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation, then your filing deadline is two years from the date of the accident or when the last personal injury protection (PIP) insurance payment was made, per Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 304.39-230(6).
These are general filing deadlines, which means other factors may adjust your case’s specific time limit. For example, if the plaintiff was a minor at the time of the injury, their filing deadline may be tolled until they are of legal age. Our law firm can review your case to determine how much time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact a lost wages accident attorney in Kentucky to learn more today
Your health should always be prioritized, but in doing so, you may lose income as you recover from injuries. If you were injured in an accident, such as a car accident, and your recovery period forced you to miss work and lose wages, our personal injury attorney wants to review the case and, if possible, hold the liable party accountable for your damages.
We can assign a Kentucky accident attorney in our firm to your case to represent you and fight for compensation for your lost wages and other damages. Call Morrin Law Office at (859) 358-0300 for a free consultation.