Certain common aspects of personal injury laws are subject to change based on state lines, and in Kentucky these include:
- Deadlines for filing. In Kentucky, it's one year after the injury.
- Comparative fault rules. If you are partially at fault for your injury, you can expect to share a specific percentage of the fault, which affects the payout accordingly.
- Auto insurance laws. In Kentucky, these laws make filing a personal injury case complicated since the state requires that you seek compensation from your own auto insurance rather than filing a lawsuit. That is, unless you've suffered a serious injury.
- Strict Dog Bite Liability. The first time your dog bites someone, you are liable; the state doesn't consider the past behavior of the animal.
- Damage caps. There is no damage cap, which means the amount of compensation you can collect isn't limited by restrictions.
The aftermath of a personal injury caused by someone else's negligence is traumatic since you may be dealing with decisions about the best action to take on top of focusing on recovery. You also know the doctor said your recovery could be a long and inconvenient process, both physically and financially, and you wonder about the best way to pay all the bills. Fortunately, we’re here to help.