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Over $500 Million in Recoveries

$7.5 Million Brain Injury to Child; Auto & Tractor-Trailer Collision
$3.7 Million Wrongful Death; Auto & Tractor-Trailer Collision
$3.2 Million Permanent Brain Injury; Auto Collision
$3.01 Million Permanent Brain Injury; Motorcycle - Tractor-Trailer Collision

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Proving Negligence in Kentucky

Kentucky is a pure comparative negligence state according to Kentucky Revised Statutes section 411.182. A pure comparative negligence state means that you can still collect a portion of your damages, even if you are primarily responsible for the accident. Your own percentage of fault will reduce your settlement or jury award. For example, if your case goes to trial and the jury claims you were 20% at fault, you will receive 80% of the awarded damages. If you are 70% at fault, you will receive 30% of your damages.

Insurance companies will look for any possible means to reduce their overall exposure and payout. That means they will try to place as much liability against you as practical. The more at fault you are, the less they will say your case is worth. You need a skilled Louisville motorcycle accident attorney to build the most robust case possible. Without legal representation, you could receive far less than you deserve.

When Insurance Companies Don't Act in Good Faith

Insurance companies have obligations to their policyholders and injured victims who bring claims. Should an insurance company act in bad faith, you could have grounds for legal action against the insurance company too. Examples include:

  • Wrongfully denying your claim,
  • Failing to promptly or thoroughly investigate your claim,
  • Delaying a payment unreasonably, or
  • Refusing to settle a claim.

The Louisville motorcycle accident attorneys at Gerling Law are strong negotiators. We are well-versed in these insurance company tactics to avoid paying claims. Should the defendants be unwilling to extend a fair offer or negotiate in good faith, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Potential Damages in a Kentucky Motorcycle Accident

Understandably, prospective clients want to know what types of compensation they could potentially receive in a motorcycle accident injury claim. Every case is different, but some of the most common types of recoverable damages include:

  • Medical expenses to date,
  • Future expected medical costs,
  • Loss of earnings to date,
  • Future loss of earning capacity,
  • Property damage,
  • Physical pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Mental anguish, and
  • Loss of consortium.

In some limited situations, you might be eligible to pursue punitive damages. The law limits punitive damages to cases where the at-fault party’s actions were especially egregious. In a motorcycle accident claim, that might be a scenario where the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision.

You must present evidence to support any demand for compensation. Documents such as medical records, the police report, and your employment records all play an essential role in your accident claim.

How a Louisville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

When you retain the Louisville motorcycle injury lawyers at Gerling Law, we will be there for you every step of the way. Your attorney will be responsible for conducting an independent investigation, gathering all evidence, interviewing witnesses, and handling all communication with the other parties’ insurance companies. Once you have legal representation, you won’t need to speak with the defendant’s insurance company or negotiate your own settlement.

Contact Gerling Law Today

If you are searching online for motorcycle accident lawyers in Louisville, let Gerling Law assist you. We understand the complex nature of motorcycle injury claims. We have years of experience helping injured motorcycle riders just like you get the compensation they deserve. You need a skilled Louisville motorcycle accident lawyer who can prepare the strongest case and is not afraid to take your case to trial should the defendant not be willing to negotiate in good faith.

Contact our firm online or call (888) 437-5464 today to schedule a free consultation. Let us review your motorcycle injury claim and advise you on the best course of legal action.

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