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Personal Injury Law in Louisville, KY

Have You Been Injured?

If you have been injured and it is someone else fault, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits are filed by people (or their representatives) injured due to the negligence of someone else. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include slip and falls, automobile accidents, work injuries, dog bites, medical malpractice, and products liability. In general, the goal of a personal injury action is to determine who was responsible and to compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person or persons for the losses sustained. If you or someone you know has been injured by the careless actions of another, Contact Durrett & Kersting to find out how we can help you preserve your rights.

Personal Injury Damages

Injured parties (the "plaintiff") may be entitled to recover from responsible parties (the "defendant") for lost wages, past and future medical expenses, damages for both physical and emotional pain and suffering, and damages for disfigurement. Other kinds of damages that may be awarded include damages awarded to compensate the plaintiff for the loss of enjoyment of activities that he or she once valued but can no longer participate in as a result of the injuries suffered. In addition, punitive damages may be awarded when the defendant's conduct was particularly egregious and the court or jury determines that the defendant should be punished by paying an amount above and beyond the plaintiff's actual damages. Punitive damage awards may also serve to deter others from engaging in similar wrongful conduct.

Trucking accidents

A traffic accident involving a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, can have disastrous consequences. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because of the sheer size of trucks, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. If a truck carrying hazardous chemicals or flammable materials is involved in an accident, the resulting injuries may be even more severe. Secondary injuries, such as burns and respiratory injuries, attributable to the dangerous or toxic cargo can result. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties. An experienced trucking accident attorney at Durrett & Kersting in Louisville can help determine whether you have a claim.

Motorcycle Accidents

Unlike cars and other vehicles, motorcycles offer drivers and passengers no protection. There is nothing between the rider and the open road other than the clothes the rider is wearing and possibly a helmet. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Durrett & Kersting, PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky.

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall cases fall under the area of law known as "premises liability." Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or a piece of debris or spilled liquid on the floor. Durrett & Kersting can evaluate the strength of your premises liability claim and help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of time, property, health and even life. Such accidents occur because of elements including driver error, negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a lawyer can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future. ?Contact an attorney from Durrett & Kersting, to find out more.



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