Devastating car crashes, truck wrecks, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, and other tragedies happen daily in Kentucky. These incidents can leave victims struggling with severe injuries, mounting medical bills, and sometimes mourning the loss of a loved one. If you were hurt or a close family member died in an accident caused by another person or company’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation from the party (or parties) responsible.
However, obtaining a fair recovery in a Kentucky personal injury case isn’t guaranteed or easy. These claims can be time-consuming and often involve complex legal concepts, complicated litigation, and significant opposition from the other side’s insurers and defense attorneys. You need skilled counsel from an experienced lawyer to ensure the best possible outcome—but with so many attorneys available, it can be difficult to know who to hire and whether they’re the right fit for you and your case.
Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey explain how to find a lawyer, what to look for, and things to consider when consulting various personal injury attorneys and law firms.
Look for Experienced and Reputable Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal injury attorneys are a dime a dozen, but not all are created equally. When looking for reputable legal representation, search for experienced and respected lawyers with a track record of successfully resolving your specific type of injury claim.
Ask Friends, Family, and Others For Referrals
You likely know people who’ve been through the personal injury litigation process. Ask around to see what they say about their experiences with their lawyer and whether they would recommend them. Don’t forget to talk to attorneys you already know—even if they don’t practice personal injury, they might be able to refer you to a trusted colleague who does.
Review Personal Injury Attorney Case Results and Client Testimonials
While browsing lawyers, take the time to review the firm’s results for insight into how they handle claims and what they’ve accomplished for clients in cases like yours. Additionally, reading client testimonials can provide valuable information on an attorney or practice’s reputation, skill level, and client support. Getting firsthand feedback from previous clients can shed light on how a law firm interacts with and advocates for their clients and help shape your decision when choosing personal injury representation.
Meet With Personal Injury Lawyers and Ask Questions
Once you have the names of several reputable lawyers, contact your top choices to take advantage of the free initial consultations most Kentucky personal injury attorneys provide. During a typical consultation, the lawyer will briefly review your case to identify strengths and weaknesses and walk you through your legal rights and options. These consults give you an opportunity to gauge whether an attorney is a good fit for your case and if your litigation goals align. Bring a list of questions to ask the lawyer, such as:
- How long have you practiced law?
- How many personal injury cases like mine have you handled successfully?
- Have you settled or tried similar cases in my Kentucky city or county?
- Do you have the time, staff, and resources to take on my case?
- How will you keep me updated on what’s happening with my legal matter?
- What will you need and expect from me during litigation?
Our Central KY Attorneys Provide Experienced and Ethical Representation for Personal Injury Claims
For more than 40 years, Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey’s exceptional personal injury lawyers have fought for the justice and compensation our clients deserve after suffering life-altering consequences because of an individual or company’s negligence. We’ve earned a reputation as a serious personal injury firm that gets serious results.
Depending on the specific facts and evidence in your injury case, you could potentially recover compensation for all accident-related medical expenses, lost wages and reduced (or lost) earning capacity, out-of-pocket costs, pain and suffering, mental anguish, scarring or disfigurement, loss of consortium, reduced quality or enjoyment of life, and other damages.