A catastrophic injury can have life-changing physical, emotional and financial effects on victims and their families. If you or a loved one were harmed due to another’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office are here to fight for you.
Our experienced lawyers understand that severe injuries can result in overwhelming medical expenses, impact your ability to work and require extensive lifestyle modifications. While you and your family work to recover from a traumatic experience, we will put our energy into advocating for your rights.
When the unexpected occurs, you need someone you can trust by your side. Our legal team has experience with a wide range of personal injury cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (502) 222-2222 or use the form on this page to schedule your complimentary case review. We serve clients in the greater Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana areas.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
A personal injury case is filed by an individual against another person or organization. The goal of the case is to prove that the defendant’s careless or irresponsible actions caused you harm, and to recover compensation to cover the damages you suffered due to this negligence.
Since 1991, the Karl Truman Law Office has represented victims of personal injury cases involving:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Negligent supervision
- Workplace injuries
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Dangerous drugs and defective medical devices
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries
Determining what your case is really worth can be complicated. While monetary damages may be easy to quantify, it can be harder to place a dollar amount on how the injury has impacted your physical and emotional well-being. If you’re unable to enjoy the same quality of life you had before your injury, you deserve to be fairly compensated.
For nearly three decades, our team has helped victims seek damages for:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages and benefits
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Our team will thoroughly investigate your case and gather appropriate information to determine who is liable and how much you are owed. We may interview your family and friends to get a full picture of how you have been affected and ask for documents from police, doctors and all relevant parties so we can best fight for you.
Why Choose the Karl Truman Law Office
At the Karl Truman Law Office, we take a personal approach to every injury case. Our lawyers devote time to understanding your unique circumstances so they can pursue fair compensation for your injuries.
We know this is a difficult time in your life. Everyone on our team, from the attorneys to our front office staff, is concerned with your comfort and care. As your case progresses, we are always here to answer any questions you may have.
We strive to make every step of the process as easy as possible. Let us take care of the details so you can focus on getting back to normal.
Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury Lawsuits
What should I do if I’ve been injured and will need to file a personal injury claim?
The most important thing to do is to seek medical attention right away. Even if you don’t think your injury is serious, it’s important to be evaluated by a doctor. Often, it can take days or even weeks for symptoms to develop, especially in the event of a brain injury. You’ll need to make sure your condition is properly diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. In addition, seeking prompt medical treatment will serve two important purposes:
- It will help you document that the injury occurred at the time of your accident, preventing the insurance company from claiming your injury occurred due to a different incident.
- If you fail to receive prompt treatment, the insurance company may claim your actions exacerbated the condition, which may prevent you from maximizing your compensation.
You should also take the following steps to help your attorney build a strong case on your behalf:
- File a police report (in the event of a motor vehicle accident) or an injury report (if the accident occurred at work or some other place of business). This report will provide an official document detailing the events of the accident.
- Exchange relevant information with others involved. If it is a vehicle accident, make sure to get the other driver’s contact information, driver’s license number, vehicle registration and insurance information. In all accidents, record the names and contact information of any witnesses who can support your version of what happened.
- Gather evidence to support your case. Take photos of the accident site and of your injuries. Jot down some notes about what happened so that you will remember the events clearly at a later date.
- Record your costs and expenses associated with the injury. This can include medical bills, rehabilitation costs and lost wages. Also record any changes you experience to your daily life. This may include chronic pain, changes in sleep patterns, loss of appetite, or any ways your schedule has been disrupted.
- Do not sign any documents or waivers from the insurance company without speaking to an attorney. Do not admit fault to an insurance company (or anyone else for that matter). Do not accept an initial settlement offer without having an attorney review it.
How do I know if I have a case?
The best way to find out whether you have a case is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Mr. Truman will evaluate your case during a free consultation. After listening to your story and reviewing any evidence you provide, he will advise you as to the best way to proceed.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case?
There are certain deadlines, called statutes of limitations, associated with personal injury cases. If you don’t file your claim before the statute of limitations passes, you may not be able to recover compensation for your damages. In Kentucky, you have one year after suffering your injury to file your lawsuit. For this reason, it’s crucial that you speak with Mr. Truman as soon as possible to get the process started.
Can I still recover compensation if I was partly at fault?
Kentucky adheres to the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, which states that your damage award will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to your actions. Even if you are deemed to be primarily at fault for the accident, you can still recover compensation for the percentage of fault attributed to the other party.
How long will it take to resolve my claim?
The majority of personal injury cases are settled before they go to trial. However, it can still take time before a fair settlement is agreed upon. It is often difficult to predict the precise amount of time it will take to resolve your claim. In general, cases involving significant injuries or a dispute in liability may take longer to resolve. Also, in the event that your case does go to trial, it will take longer to resolve.
How much will it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means they will take a percentage of your settlement as their fee. This percentage is agreed upon when you hire the attorney. If you don’t recover any money, your attorney will not get paid.
Contact Our Louisville Personal Injury Lawyers
To schedule a free case review with our personal injury attorneys, call (502) 222-2222 or use the form on this page. The Karl Truman Law Office represents victims in the greater Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana areas.