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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

I want to thank my attorney, Jesse Poag, and paralegal, Christina Von Zirkelbach. They were awesome at answering any questions I had while assisting me in getting qualified for disability benefits. Thank you, Jesse and Christina- you’re awesome! - Susan G.

Types of Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Understandably, many prospective clients want to know what type of compensation they could receive in a personal injury case. Because every case is different, the damages could differ significantly. In general, you typically have two types of recoverable damages: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages are those that can be easily measured, such as your medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages. They can be supported by corresponding proof of the financial loss. Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate. These damages are subjective in value and include pain and suffering and mental or emotional anguish.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Louisville, KY

When you are pursuing a personal injury claim in Louisville, there’s a legal deadline within which the state of Kentucky requires you to file a lawsuit with the appropriate court. This date is known as the statute of limitations. If you fail to timely file your lawsuit, the court will likely dismiss your case, and you won’t be able to collect any compensation.

For example, suppose you were in the middle of negotiating with the other insurance company and they had offered you compensation, but you had not accepted their offer yet. In the meantime, the statute of limitations deadline passed. In that case, the other party would have no obligation to pay you or continue negotiating.

In Kentucky, you typically only have one year from the accident date to file a personal injury claim. However, you will typically have two years if your injury resulted from an auto accident. This is not a very long time at all. It’s easy to inadvertently miss the deadline, which is why we highly recommend working with a personal injury lawyer early on in your claim.

Hiring Gerling Law: Louisville Personal Injury Attorneys

Don’t leave your injury case to chance. Some types of personal injury accidents can be very complicated to pursue. Cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, and premises liability are among those that can be very complicated. You need an experienced law firm with the skills and financial resources to take your case to trial if necessary. With over 50 years of personal injury experience, our legal team is not afraid to go up against these large corporations.

Let us protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our Louisville personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help. We will review the facts of your case and let you know what the recommended legal course of action is.

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