Morrin Law Office
Personal injury & accident attorney in Richmond, KY
The Morrin Law Office practices personal injury law to help accident victims recover compensation for their injuries and related damages, such as their medical expenses and pain and suffering. Based in Richmond, Kentucky, we offer a free consultation to all new injury clients to answer questions, go over their case, and how we add value.
Our injury professionals empower injured Kentuckians to stand up against insurance companies during negotiation meetings and trials, so we intend to fight for your legal interests when communicating with these parties. Working with a personal injury and accident attorney in Richmond, KY, can also relieve you of having to balance your case with your recovery. Once you decide to work with us, our office will help manage your case and provide guidance through the insurance and medical recovery.
Our injury professionals handle cases in various areas of personal injury law
At the Morrin Law Office, we handle these types of personal injury cases:
Car accident cases can be straightforward and have an identifiable at-fault party. However, even if your case involves a hit-and-run or an uninsured/underinsured motorist, you may still be able to pursue compensation through your own auto insurance. We will review all involved policies and file your case accordingly.
We handle truck accident cases involving catastrophic injuries (e.g., traumatic brain injuries or TBIs) and even wrongful death. If a truck driver hit you due to negligence, we can investigate whether they, the company they work for, or another party may be held liable for your injuries and damages.
We advocate for motorcycle safety in Kentucky and want to help motorcyclists hold negligent drivers accountable so that our roads can be safer. We can manage your case while you focus on recovering from your motorcycle accident injuries.
Commercial vehicle accidents
If a driver operating a commercial vehicle caused you injuries in an accident, there may be more than one liable party involved in your case. Employers hold vicarious liability over their employees’ actions, which includes automobile accidents.
Our Richmond commercial vehicle accident lawyer can investigate the at-fault driver’s employee status and also research whether the driver’s company took proper measures to hire qualified drivers and maintain company vehicles.
Bicyclists have a right to be on the road, yet they remain at risk when sharing the road with vehicle drivers. If you suffered an injury while riding your bicycle due to a negligent driver, we can advocate for you and collect evidence that shows how the other driver put you at harm and caused your injuries.
Richmond is a vibrant city, filled with pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists navigating the metropolitan areas. Yet, certain intersections may be more dangerous than others for pedestrians to cross. For example, Mountain News WYMT reported in March 2021 about a pedestrian who was killed while crossing the Eastern Bypass and Boggs Lane intersection near Walmart.
Our injury professionals can report to the accident scene to collect evidence for your case. If the driver ran off after hitting you, we may cooperate with law enforcement to see if we can find the at-fault driver or look into other insurance options to pursue compensation.
Public transportation accidents
Public transportation cases involve taking legal action against municipalities because these programs are funded by local and state governments. If you were injured as a bus passenger or a separate road user, we can help you take legal action against the Richmond Transit Service or other related parties to pursue compensation.
If you were in an accident with a rideshare company, such as Uber or Lyft, we can review your case to see who may be held liable for your damages. With these cases, liability can shift depending on whether the rideshare driver was logged into the app or actively giving a passenger a ride. If the driver was not using the app, we may pursue compensation from their personal auto insurance.
Other types of personal injury cases
Our office can take the lead in your personal injury case and empower you to make informed decisions
Working with a personal injury and accident attorney in Richmond, KY, can have its benefits, especially if you have never navigated the claims or litigation process in Kentucky. When you become a client at the Morrin Law Office, we offer to:
- Review relevant insurance policies in your case
- Investigate what caused the accident and/or your injuries
- Collect evidence during our investigation, which may also involve contacting witnesses and consulting other industry professionals (e.g., mechanics)
- Filling out paperwork on your behalf and offering remote signing options for you via your smartphone or computer
- Handle phone calls, emails, and other forms of communication from the defendant or their insurer on your behalf to protect your case
- Attending negotiation mediations or court hearings to advocate for your interests.
- Providing legal counsel throughout your case, which can also do via video conference if preferred
Your personal injury case has a legal deadline in Kentucky
Everyone who is injured in Kentucky must either settle or file their lawsuit within a certain time from the date of the injury. For example, the statute of limitations for a dog bite is one year from the date of the injury; someone who is attacked by a dog has one year to either settle or file their lawsuit based on that dog bite.
In contrast, if anyone is injured with the use of a motor vehicle then that injured person has two years from the date of the car accident or the last PIP benefits payment, whichever is later to either settle or file their lawsuit.
Regardless of what grounds you have to sue the defendant, you must abide by the appropriate statute of limitations for your case in Kentucky. Some key limitations include:
- Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.140(1): This is the general deadline for most personal injury cases. Generally, those who are injured because of another’s fault in Kentucky have one year from the date of their injury or accident to file their case.
- Rev. Stat. Ann. § 304.39-230(6): Drivers or passengers in Kentucky who get hurt bad in a car accident, or with the use of a car or truck, have a different deadline, which sets a two-year filing limitation from the date of the accident or from the last PIP benefits payment.
- Ren. Stat. Ann. § 413.180: If your family member has passed away and you now have to take on their case to pursue compensation on their behalf, you must submit the wrongful death action within one year of the victim’s death or the appointment of an administrator or estate representative.
Our injury professionals can identify your case’s statutory deadline and also confirm whether other factors might affect the length of your filing period, such as cases involving municipalities.
Get more information for your personal injury case through these resources
If you would like to read more about personal injury law or find other relevant information for your case, here are some resources:
Madison Circuit Court
You can also visit the clerk’s office at the courthouse location, which is located at:
101 W. Main St. P.O. Box 813
Richmond, KY 40475
Fayette Circuit Court
You may also learn about Fayette Circuit Court through the same website. It also includes division phone numbers and contact information for the clerk officer.
The courthouse is located at:
120 N. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507
The Morrin Law Injury Help App
Our law office created the Morrin Law Injury Help App as a way to help accident victims collect information for their case easily and in one location. When you download this app onto your smartphone, it uses your phone’s sensors to detect nearby automobile accidents, including your own.
With this app, you can keep track of:
- Contact and insurance information of all involved drivers or witnesses
- Your expenses
- Your pain symptoms, which you can record in a journal in the app
- Your accident report
Our app also features frequently asked questions to address immediate concerns you might have about your case.
Fighting for Justice: Insights from America’s Premier Personal Injury Attorneys
If your personal injury case involves an automobile accident, you can gain further insight on the claims and litigation process through reading our guide, Fighting for Justice. This book details what it’s like working with a Kentucky accident lawyer in Richmond as well as specific tactics insurance companies use to undervalue plaintiffs’ cases.
Topics included in this book feature:
- How posting about your automobile accident on social media can harm your case
- What factors you should consider when hiring a personal injury lawyer
- Specific information about truck accident cases
- The claims and litigation processes
You can get a free copy of our book on our website or purchase it on Amazon.
Call the Morrin Law Office to hire a personal injury and accident attorney in Richmond, KY
The injury professionals at the Morrin Law Office advocate for accident victims, and our effort to build strong cases for our clients is part of our mission to ensure better safety in Kentucky. If you or a loved one sustained an injury in an accident, whether on the road or because of another party’s intentional wrongdoing, a Kentucky personal injury lawyer from our office can represent you and petition for compensation on your behalf.
Call (859) 358-0300 today to receive a free consultation.