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Morrin Law Office

Public transportation accident lawyer in Kentucky

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a public transportation accident in Kentucky, consider hiring a distinguished injury lawyer from Morrin Law Office to prepare your case against the responsible party or parties. Our firm can help you file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company or represent you in court to pursue compensation for your damages.

Whether you were a passenger riding on a public transportation vehicle (e.g., a bus) or operating your vehicle when you were hit by a bus or other public transport, our firm can investigate the accident’s cause and identify who you may be able to hold accountable for your injuries. We will review your case for free, and we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

Our firm offers several legal services to build your accident claim or lawsuit

At the Morrin Law Office, we take proactive steps to get the information you need to build your accident case. We understand that our clients’ injuries or other personal circumstances may limit their ability to dedicate themselves fully to a personal injury case and dealing wisely with the insurance companies. However, when you work with a lawyer from the Morrin Law Office, we take on the responsibility of preparing your case for you so you can focus on making a full health recovery while we handle the insurance companies and make sure you get the best medical care the insurance company’s money can buy.

Once you become our client, our injury attorney will:

Identify which party or parties should be held liable for your injuries

With cases involving public transportation vehicles, our immediate action might be to identify who can be held financially responsible for your injuries and damages. For example, a liable party in your case might be:

  • A public transit agency for bus, rail, ferry, or other transportation services
  • A driver of a separate vehicle, such as a semi-truck or a passenger vehicle
  • A maintenance company if a vehicle error caused the accident
  • A manufacturing company if a vehicle design or manufacturing error caused the accident
  • A local municipality

Public transportation companies in Kentucky are generally run by the county, with some of the larger companies including TARC (for Louisville), LEXTRAN (for Lexington), and the TA of Northern Kentucky (TANK). The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) provides a list of public transit companies in Kentucky, which includes agencies that operate rail, ferry, and bus services.

If you were riding as a passenger in a public transit vehicle, the agency or municipality that runs the agency may be held liable for your injuries. Our legal team can confirm this for you as we investigate the case.

Investigate your public transportation accident case

One of our lawyers can lead a separate investigation into your accident to identify the liable party and retrieve other key information, such as:

  • Who was involved in the accident
  • What factors led to the accident
  • What information was recorded at the time of the collision (e.g., accident reports, video footage from traffic cameras or dashcams, photos of the accident scene)
  • Whether there were witnesses who can support your claims

This also helps us retrieve evidence for your case.

Handle communications between involved parties of your case

One of our lawyers can manage phone calls, emails, letters, and other communication attempts by inquiring parties so that your case remains protected. This includes messages sent by insurance adjusters and opposing attorneys.

We will keep you updated as these messages appear and provide guidance on how to proceed with your case. For example, if you receive a settlement offer from the liable party’s insurer, we will advise you on how fair this figure is based on the value of your current and potential damages. This helps you avoid accepting an offer prematurely, as we can guide you on how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Review liable insurance policy information and filling out legal paperwork

Many clients opt to file an insurance claim to avoid having to go to court. Our firm can review the liable insurance policy related to your case and explain your legal right to pursue compensation, as well as other information you must provide in your case.

We will also handle any paperwork and submit the necessary documents within their deadlines.

Calculate your economic and non-economic damages

As mentioned, we can help you calculate the value of your damages, which may include financial and non-financial losses. This process involves discussing what types of injuries you’ve experienced during and after the public transportation accident.

Some damages you may claim include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Income loss
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement

Represent you during negotiation meetings or at trial

A lawyer from our firm will also serve as your advocate during negotiation meetings or at trial. They can answer questions throughout your legal journey, such as:

  • Should you file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit?
  • Should you take action against more than one party?
  • Should you accept a settlement offer or keep negotiating?

Before you make any legal decision, your lawyer will explain the options and potential consequences to expect in your case.

You must submit your lawsuit on time for it to be heard in court

In Kentucky, automobile accident cases have a separate statute of limitations from the general statute for personal injury cases. If you intend to file a lawsuit about your accident involving a Kentucky public transportation vehicle, a lawyer from our firm may alert you about the following deadlines:

Failure to meet your case’s legal deadline could lead to a judge dismissing your case, which would then bar you from pursuing compensation through the Kentucky court system.

A lawyer at Morrin Law Office can identify your case’s filing deadline by reviewing the official crash report or the liable party’s insurance records and then organize materials to submit your case on time.

Our firm provides resources to help you understand the claims process

If you would like more information about the insurance claims process in Kentucky, you can get a free copy of Fighting for Justice: Insights from America’s Premier Personal Injury Attorneys through our website. This book serves as a guide for accident victims to better understand tactics used by insurance companies to undervalue or deny their claims. It also touches on:

  • Commonly asked questions about automobile accident claims
  • What you should ask a personal injury lawyer before hiring them
  • Things you should avoid doing to protect your injury claim as it is being litigated

You can also download our mobile app in case of a car accident

Our firm created the Morrin Law Injury Help App to help people in Kentucky detect collisions and immediately start collecting or sending information that can support their compensation cases, such as driver information, location, and video footage of the accident.

Call the Morrin Law Office today to hire a personal injury lawyer to manage your case

If you or a loved one suffered an accident involving a Kentucky public transportation vehicle, a Kentucky personal injury lawyer from Morrin Law Office wants to build your claim or lawsuit. Our injury professionals can lead an investigation in your case to identify the liable parties and work to hold them accountable.

Call Morrin Law Office at (859) 358-0300 today to receive a free case evaluation and consultation to determine if hiring private representation makes sense in your situation.