Personal Injury FAQ
A serious injury or the loss of a loved one is a confusing, stressful time. This obviously leads to many questions about your rights and options. Below are just some of the most common questions we get here at the Shelbyville and Frankfort law firm of Robinson Salyers, PLLC.
1. Do I Really Need An Attorney’s Help?
Absolutely. Insurance companies commit extensive resources to avoiding having to pay out claims. Your attorney can level the playing field. Our personal injury team includes an attorney who spent eight years representing insurance companies, learning all of their arguments and tactics.
2. The Insurance Adjuster Said This Was The Best Offer I’d Get. Should I Sign?
You should never agree to a settlement without first discussing your case with a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate the strength of your case and help you determine the best way to proceed. In some cases, it may be wise to accept a settlement offer. In others, it may make sense to press your case harder.
3. Will My Case Go To Trial?
Not necessarily. In fact, most personal injury cases settle before trial. However, you should only work with an attorney who will always be ready to take your case to trial if that is what’s necessary. The insurance companies will know if your lawyer is only looking for a quick settlement or is ready to fight for you, which will have an effect on how much compensation you recover. We have secured millions of dollars for our clients at trial because we know how to craft strong cases and make compelling arguments to judges and jury members.
4. Do I Really Need To See A Doctor?
If you want to seek compensation for your injuries, it is essential that you see a doctor and follow the recommended treatment. This will allow you to get an official diagnosis of your injuries and their severity. We know that most people just want to get better and back on their feet. However, if your injuries worsen with time, it may be too late to seek the compensation you think you deserve.
5. Did I Wait Too Long To File My Case?
Kentucky has a strict statute of limitations for most personal injury cases of only one year. However, some cases, including construction and product defects, have longer time limits. That is just one of the reasons why it’s so important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident.
If you have more questions, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. You can also email us or call our offices in Shelbyville or Frankfort, Kentucky, at 502-220-4439.