If you’ve suffered serious injuries in an accident, you need a team of experienced personal injury lawyers to help protect your rights and best interests. In Kentucky, you’ll find them at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC. Based in Louisville, our personal injury attorneys are highly experienced and have helped many clients in their pursuit of justice. We understand how to handle a wide range of personal injury claims, including auto accidents, and know how to fight for maximum financial compensation for our clients. After a car or auto crash, slip and fall, workplace incident, animal attack, or any other incident resulting in injury or other loss, contact our Louisville personal injury attorneys for a free case evaluation.
At Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a serious accident can take. We make it our mission to keep the legal process simple yet effective, working towards the best possible legal outcome for you and your family. Part of our promise to clients is to always do our best to secure optimal case results. We’re proud to say we’ve won multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients in the past, thanks to our hard work and dedication to justice.
Many Louisville personal injury cases settle outside of court without the need for a trial. However, sometimes it is not in your best interests to settle. Our firm has extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to take your case to court if you do not receive a fair settlement offer. Our law firm always takes cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us a single penny unless we secure compensation. You never pay attorney fees out-of-pocket.
Personal injury accidents can result in major injuries, significant medical bills, emotional strife, property damage, lost wages from missed time at work, or even the death of a loved one. If someone else’s negligence or recklessness cost you any of these serious damages, you have the right to take the at-fault party or parties to civil court to demand compensation.
Hiring a Louisville personal injury lawyer to represent you during the civil court process can yield a number of important benefits, including:
The lawyers at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC are easily accessible to clients at all times. When you call your personal injury attorney, you’ll get your attorney – not a case manager, paralegal, or assistant. We will help you with your legal claim every step of the way, never leaving you in the dark about our actions or the status of your case. Our lawyers will help you get the most out of your claim through professional negotiation, experienced litigation, and top-notch legal services. Let our team take care of your claim, so you can focus on healing.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, a serious loss or wrongful death due to the negligence of others in an accident, you need skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys with a proven track record to help you get the compensation you deserve. At Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC we know what it takes to get results.
Knowing the law is our job but learning a few of the most important pieces of legislation can be helpful to you as an injured person in Kentucky. Knowledge is power; we want our clients to be as informed as possible about filing deadlines, negligence laws, accident statutes, and more. Each state has unique personal injury laws and civil court processes. Honoring these processes is the only way to successfully recover for your losses. While there are dozens of laws in Kentucky that might affect your claim, here are three of the most important:
There is a statute of limitations, or deadline for filing, on personal injury claims in Kentucky. Missing this deadline almost certainly means losing your right to file a personal injury lawsuit. In Kentucky, you have just one year after the date of the incident to bring a claim. This is shorter than the deadline in most other states. Act quickly and contact us as soon as you can after an wreck to make sure you meet the time limit.
Kentucky is one of 12 states with no-fault car insurance laws. This means that after a auto accident, regardless of fault, you must seek primary recovery through your own car insurer. You may only seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit if your damages exceed your policy’s personal injury protection (PIP) benefits and if you’ve suffered a serious injury. A “serious” injury can be many things, such as one that results in disability, disfigurement, or loss of body function.
In Kentucky, you could still receive a damage award even if you were partially at fault for your accident. The state’s comparative fault law means the courts will assign each party a percentage of fault for the accident in question. If you receive a portion of fault for the accident, the courts will reduce your compensation award by an amount equivalent to your percentage of fault. For example, you would receive $90,000 of a $100,000 award if you were 10% at fault for a car crash.
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Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC helps people who have suffered from a wide variety of personal injuries – including those caused by negligence, medical malpractice and auto accidents– get the compensation they deserve.
Navigating all of the federal, state, and local Louisville laws can be more than you can handle while also dealing with hospital bills and personal injuries. That’s why we’re here. The experienced team at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC makes pursuing personal injury claims from a negligent party convenient and affordable. We will work tirelessly to ensure you and your family have all the necessary facts, information, and assistance you need. Our skilled Louisville personal injury attorneys are here to make your life easier during a difficult time.
Anytime you want to talk to a knowledgeable lawyer about your recent crash, personal injuries, or the potential for financial recovery, call (502) 589-2700. We offer free, zero-obligation consultations to give you the chance to chat with an attorney about your future. If you can’t make it to our Louisville office, we’ll come to you at your home or hospital. Let us be your go-to team of attorneys after any type of personal injury accident in Louisville and all throughout Kentucky. Schedule your free case review today.
People sometimes try to handle their personal injury claims without an injury lawyer.
However, insurance company representatives are very skilled at reducing or eliminating compensation. It is virtually impossible to maximize the value of your personal injury claim without an attorney.
“Chris Meinhart has been my “go to” attorney for several years now, and has been invaluable on a number of different levels. He is able to navigate the system of courts, other attorneys, judges etc to the benefit of his clients in a expeditious and ethical way, always having his client’s best interest in mind. When I need a legal opinion, Chris is always my first call.”Casey C.