From trips, slips and falls to dog bites and car wrecks, personal injuries happen all the time. And when they do, the resulting injuries can be life-altering. If you are hurt as a result of another party’s unlawful actions, Kentucky negligence laws allow you to pursue the liable party for damages.
However, it’s not always easy to obtain the compensation you deserve. Here are two reasons that you can run into trouble with your claim:
Did you delay seeking treatment?
If you are involved in an accident, it is only natural that you see a doctor as soon as you can. However, it is not uncommon for some people to put off going to the hospital immediately. This can be a costly mistake.
Delaying your hospital visit might give the insurance reason to argue that the injuries for which you are seeking treatment are in no way related to the accident in question.
Did you file your claim after the statute of limitations?
You have to observe the statute of limitations period when filing your claim. In Kentucky, you have one year from the date of your injury to sue the negligent party for damages.
It is extremely important that you pursue a claim for your injuries within this period. With a few exceptions, filing your claim after the statute of limitations period has passed could lead to the dismissal of your claim – permanently.
If you sustain an injury due to someone else’s reckless actions, you need to file a personal injury lawsuit against them so you can recover the financial restitution for your medical costs and other expenses.