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FAQs about Personal Injury Claims

You're not alone if you have questions about your personal injury claim. The Whaley Law Firm is right here for you. Click on any of the following frequently asked questions to find out more about your claim and what we can do for you. If you don't see your question here, or you want to talk with a Louisville attorney free of charge, call 866-703-7575 right now.

How much time do I have to file a claim?

Your best bet is to call an attorney as soon as possible if you were injured because of negligence. Why is it critical to act fast in Kentucky after an accident? There are a few reasons. The sooner you contact an attorney, the faster you can get started building a strong case. With each passing day, the evidence becomes hard to gather. Witnesses move away, or, if they can be tracked down, they might not recall details. There is also a legal reason to act quickly. According to the Kentucky statute of limitations, you have a limited window of time to file a civil lawsuit. This timeframe varies from case to case, but generally speaking all personal injury, product liability and wrongful death claims must be filed within one year of the date of your accident. Contact the Whaley Law Firm today to learn more about how our experienced Louisville personal injury law firm can protect your rights.

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Do you handle personal injury cases involving loss of life?

Yes. At the Whaley Law Firm, we work diligently to protect the rights of those who lost loved ones due to negligence. Aaron Whaley is a Louisville wrongful death lawyer who knows how to gather evidence, interview witnesses, consult with experts and take other necessary steps to create a compelling case. Whaley and his team can bring a civil action against the party who caused the loss of a loved one on behalf of spouses, children, parents and other immediate family members. We handle these difficult cases with compassion. A "successful" wrongful death case can never truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, but the settlement or verdict can help a family avoid a future filled with financial uncertainty. A wrongful death lawsuit also can help send a warning to others not to engage in similar careless or reckless behavior that took the life of your loved one. We typically pursue damages for medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, the deceased person's pain and suffering and other losses related to the wrongful death.

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What types of compensation am I entitled to receive?

No two personal injury cases are exactly the same. Each case has many different factors. Each client has different needs. Generally speaking, the Whaley Law Firm can pursue compensation for accident-related medical bills and cost of future medical care, lost wages as a result of missing work and future lost wages as a result of being unable to return to work. In addition, depending on the nature of your case, our attorneys can pursue compensation for pain and suffering and in some cases punitive damages. These are damages awarded to punish a defendant and serve as an example to others not to engage in similar reckless acts.

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How much will my case cost me?

You don't pay any upfront costs when you hire the Whaley Law Firm. We receive an attorney's fee based on the final settlement or verdict. That means we don't charge you by the hour. We believe this "contingency fee" arrangement truly benefits the client and the attorney. This type of payment arrangement motivates your attorney simply to work hard to get the biggest result possible. As a client, you don't have to wonder if you can afford to hire a highly experienced personal injury attorney. You can afford a top notch lawyer, regardless of how much money you have in the bank. Attorney Aaron Whaley brings a wealth of experience to each case he handles. Contact our firm for your free case consultation today to learn more.

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How much is my case worth?

Don't trust an attorney who puts a dollar figure on your case before hearing from you. That's because no two accidents are the same. No two injuries are the same, and no two clients are the same. You will need to discuss the details of your accident as well as your own background. What type of insurance did the at-fault party have? You'll need to talk about the impact of the accident on your life. Did you have to give up your job or take time off from work? Are you facing significant medical bills? We have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and determine who was at fault. By examining details, from medical reports to your work history, we can show the long-term cost of your injuries. That way, we can pursue the maximum amount of compensation necessary to cover the physical, emotional and financial complications you and your loved ones face as a result of an accident.

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Are you prepared to take my case to trial?

Yes. While most personal injury cases are settled between parties out-of-court, the Whaley Law firm prepares each case as if it will go to trial. We firmly believe preparation is a key factor in getting justice. No matter the nature of your case or severity of your injuries, we fully commit our resources and experience to building the most solid and successful legal strategy on your behalf. If we must file a lawsuit, we are prepared to do that to hold the negligent individual or company accountable. But we will not take this step without first consulting with you. Louisville attorney Aaron Whaley believes strongly in providing personalized attention to each client. You will have access to his personal cell phone number. You can reach him anytime with questions or concerns about the progress of your case.

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Do I have a case if I was partly at fault?

We strongly recommend not admitting any fault if you are injured in an accident. An accident involving personal injury is a complex event, and you are probably not in the best position to determine exactly what happened. Any admission of fault can only hurt your ability to get compensation later on. But if later on you are found to be partially at fault for an accident, you still may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries under Kentucky's comparative fault system. This amount is determined based on your percentage of fault for the accident. The question of fault is another reason why it's important to seek the advice of legal counsel as soon as possible.

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