Personal Injury Lawyers Louisville Kentucky

Successful Personal Injury Lawyers in Louisville

Morgan & Morgan’s Louisville office has a large variety of case types that our lawyers are equipped to take on. Some of our practices include:

  • Traffic accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Slip and falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Product liability, such as defective medical devices
  • Premises liability
  • Exposure to toxic materials, including asbestos
  • Traumatic injuries to spinal cord and brain
  • Wrongful death

Medical malpractice is one of the biggest practice areas our Louisville office. Negligent mistakes in hospitals are a serious concern for Louisville natives, and one that continues to grow. The Leapfrog Group, an organization that grades hospitals nationwide, released their latest update of grades in spring 2016. Of the 15 hospitals in the Louisville area, only 1 was graded an A — and it was in Indiana! Two hospitals were given a B, nine of them got a C, and three of them were given a D grade. With hospitals in the area having these kinds of grades, medical malpractice is an unfortunate possibility, and if it happens you could be owed damages.

Traffic accidents are also on the rise. A report from the Kentucky Transportation Center showed that from 2014-2015, accidents on the road went up by almost 10% in Jefferson County. Fatalities from these accidents went up in the county by nearly 9%, and injuries increased by over 2%. These car accidents can be caused by negligence, defective products, and various other reasons.

There are several forms of nursing home abuse cases that our attorneys also have experience in, including understaffed nursing facilities, patient neglect, and financial fraud. If you suspect that a nursing home is mistreating your parent or loved one, our attorneys may be able to help you report the abuse to the appropriate authorities to ensure that it stops. In addition, our attorneys may be able to file a lawsuit against the facility so that your loved one receives compensation for any and all injuries suffered.

What’s Involved in Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The many important details of filing a personal injury lawsuit make it a complex process, so it’s important to have Morgan & Morgan’s resources behind you to get everything done as painlessly as possible. The opening steps of this process involve working with a relevant professional to evaluate your case – for example, our attorneys would work with a medical professional to determine if you have a legitimate medical malpractice case. If their investigation determines that you have a case, your attorney writes a legal complaint and files it in court.

Often, lawsuits get settled before a trial. Our Morgan & Morgan attorneys in Louisville, however, are experienced trial lawyers. If the person or corporation you’re suing looks to settle, your lawyer will evaluate the settlement to see if it is adequate compensation for your injuries. If they feel it is too low, they can try to negotiate it higher. If the negotiation stalls, Morgan & Morgan attorneys are experienced and prepared to bring your case to trial to get you fair compensation.

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?

The idea of paying legal fees for a case that could go to a lengthy trial can be scary, especially if you’re already dealing with medical cost. That’s why Morgan & Morgan attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. That means your lawyer only receives a legal fee if they successfully get you a settlement. Often, this fee is a percentage of the settlement recovered for you.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

How much your case is worth can be hard to quantify until we evaluate your case and fully understand the details of it. Some things you may be able to get compensated for include:

Medical Expenses: Courts can award compensation to victims for past and future medical expenses, including rehabilitation expenses, hiring in-home healthcare aides, and costs not covered by medical insurance.

Lost Wages/Income: If your injury caused you to miss significant time at work, courts may compensate you an approximation of your lost wages.

Pain and Suffering: You may also be able to recover damages for physical pain inflicted on you by a person or company’s negligence, as well as for emotional suffering caused by your injuries.

Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are awarded to punish the wrongdoing party, to discourage others from causing injuries through similar conduct. You could be eligible for punitive damages if your injury was caused by reckless behavior and disregard for your safety. An example would be someone injured by someone who was texting and driving, or was driving while drunk.

Related Posts