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What Constitutes Personal Injury in Kentucky?

Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, often referred to as “HLH”, was founded in 1924 and holds the distinction of being the most established personal injury law firm in the Louisville Kentucky area.

Personal injury generally occurs when a person is injured due to the negligent actions of another person.  Kentucky law provides extensive opportunities for the recovery of financial “damages” in a settlement or civil action.

Personal Injury Occurs in Motor Vehicle Accidents and Many Other Ways

Personal injury often occurs in motor vehicle accidents including a:

Louisville Construction Accident AttorneyPersonal injury cases may also be the result of a:

What is a Wrongful Death in Kentucky?

Louisville Wrongful Death AttorneyA wrongful death occurs when one person loses their life due to the negligent actions of another person.  The personal representative or executor of your loved one’s estate is responsible for bringing the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving relatives.  There is a limited time to bring a wrongful death action in the State of Kentucky.

While no amount of money can replace a beloved family member, the State of Kentucky provides several forms of financial recovery in these cases.  Generally speaking, spouses, children and parents may seek financial compensation for:

  • The loss of future income and financial support
  • Final expenses
  • The loss of connection, affection, intimacy and companionship associated with a spouse
  • Losses associated with a parent-child relationship

What Can An Experienced Louisville Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?

The primary source of financial recovery in personal injury cases is insurance.  Insurance companies have one goal in any insurance-related injury case: settle the claim for the lowest possible amount to preserve their own profit.  The amount offered by an insurance adjuster reflects not only the extent of a person’s injuries but the risks associated with the case itself.

The higher the risk, the more the insurance company is likely to settle for the maximum amount possible.  Insurance companies face the highest amount of risk when a case is placed before a jury.  This is why they want to settle a case quickly, and often try to convince the injured party they “don’t need an attorney.”  They want to avoid going to trial in most cases.

It may surprise you to learn not all personal injury attorneys are alike.  The fact is many injury attorneys have never taken a case to a successful jury verdict.  They settle all their cases before trial.  Insurance companies keep extensive records on personal injury attorneys across Kentucky and throughout the United States of America.

They know which attorneys are prepared and able to take your case to trial in order to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries, as well as those lawyers who will simply settle your case for a lower amount.

The experienced trial attorneys at HLH prepare every case as if it is going to trial.  This ensures our clients have the best opportunity to recover every penny to which they are entitled.  Why settle for anything less?

Contact the Experienced and Proven Personal Injury Attorneys at HLH

The highly recommended personal injury attorneys at HLH have received the strong recommendations of the legal industry and clients alike.  We invite you to contact us or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation.  There is no cost to you or your family up front as we work on a contingency fee basis.  We achieve significant results for our clients, almost always substantially more than the original offer of the insurance company.

Our Louisville Personal Injury Office is Located at:

713 W Main St

Louisville, KY 40202

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Louisville’s Most Established PI Firm

Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC

713 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone: (502) 583-9701
Toll-Free: (866) 583-9701
Fax: 502-589-1144
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