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What Do I Need to Do to File a Personal Injury Claim On Time?

January 27, 2020

Personal injuries are often painful, traumatic and life-altering. You may be wondering if you have a personal injury case in Kentucky or Indiana. If you do pursue a claim, an attorney will be advocating for you to get a compensation award for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income and other damages. The first step is to find out if the grounds for a claim are present. You can find out for free by calling our law firm, the Karl Truman Law Office, at 502-222-2222.

How To Pursue Your Case

Here are a few basic tips for getting started:

  • Get medical attention. Schedule a checkup even if you don’t think you were seriously injured. Follow all of the doctor’s orders and keep all of the bills and correspondence you receive as a result of these services. Your health should be your number one priority at this time. Even if you don’t notice any symptoms now, brain injuries and other trauma may become apparent in the days and weeks following the traumatic event. Getting medical care right away allows your doctor to provide treatment for any developing injuries.
  • Keep everything that could become evidence later. Pictures of the scene at the time the injury occurred, witness contact information, notes about the situation – all of these items may help resolve your case. Hold on to anything related to the incident. Email, text or snail mail correspondence regarding the injury should be retained.
  • Don’t accept a low offer without consulting our attorneys. Receiving a low-ball offer is not uncommon. Closing the book on your accident is usually in the best interest of the other insurance company or party involved with paying for your injury. They may try to get you to accept an offer quickly, before consulting our attorneys. Before agreeing to anything, give us a call so we can guide you through what your case may be worth.
  • Don’t put off filing your claim. There is a certain timeframe in which you must file a claim. Basically, a clock begins ticking as soon as the injury occurs, and when this clock runs out, it is much more difficult and possibly impossible to file a personal injury claim. There’s no risk in calling for a complimentary consultation with our lawyers to find out what your options are, so we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Do I Need to Worry About a Statute of Limitation?

There’s no need to worry, but we do recommend contacting us for a consultation. The personal injury statute of limitations basically sets a deadline for filing your claim. These statutes vary by state, and your specific situation will need to be taken into account. Our Kentucky and Indiana attorneys know these deadlines and are able to determine where your injury falls.

Consult our Kentucky and Indiana Law Firm for Free

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, please call the Karl Truman Law Office at 502-222-2222, for a complimentary case review. We have offices in Louisville and Jeffersonville, and we’re proud to advocate for injury victims from across the region.