A person does not think about compensation right after getting an injury. Still, the thought does pop up when the time to pay the medical bills arrives. If you have been hurt in an accident, you can ask for damages if a person’s negligence caused your injuries. However, this rightful compensation can be tricky to get, as no one wants to pay an expensive cost for their mistakes. Because of this, it is useful to have someone who understands the law by your side.
They can negotiate with the person at fault for your injuries
If someone else caused you to get your injury, you can ask them for compensation according to the law. However, this does not mean the person at fault or their insurer will immediately agree to give you the money, even if it is your right. Insurers sometimes deny rightful claims or offer unfair settlements. Because of this, having someone who knows about the law by your side can be useful. A lawyer can talk to the insurer and seek fair compensation or move forward with a lawsuit if necessary.
They can gather evidence to support your claim
If you decide to take your case to court, you’ll have to prove that the other person was negligent and that their negligence caused your injuries. A lawyer can help you gather all the documents, photos and witnesses available to prove your right to ask for compensation. Also, lawyers know when to file the claim. This is important because a person cannot file a legal claim for personal injury more than one year after the accident.
They can fight for maximum compensation
As an injured victim of someone’s irresponsibility, you may not only recover compensation for your medical expenses. You can also get compensation for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and a lawyer knows how to ask for those economic and non-economic damages in court. Additionally, they know how to prevent the other party from partly blaming you for the accident, which could result in a lesser amount of compensation.
Your right as a resident of Kentucky
No one deserves to pay for another’s mistakes, much less when it implies a high cost. As a resident of Kentucky, you have the right to ask the person at fault for your injuries for compensation. This is your right under the law, and you can fight for it in court.