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Understanding Personal Injury Law

Personal injury is an area of law that provides relief and remedy to those who have been harmed by another person’s conduct or carelessness. Personal injuries are most commonly physical, but they can include psychological or social damage suffered due to another person’s actions. For example, a pedestrian who suffers broken bones after being struck by a vehicle, a tenant who falls after their landlord fails to repair a dangerous stairway or a person whose aggrieved ex-spouse falsely attacks their reputation could all have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

Proving that a specific person or group of people is responsible for harm to another’s body, mind or standing is the key task of a personal injury attorney. At Kerrick Bachert, PSC, our team of experienced lawyers can help you determine who may be responsible for your injuries and create a plan for securing the justice you deserve.

Why Consider Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit can accomplish two things. Firstly, it imposes consequences for reckless or irresponsible actions. When doctors cause harm to patients through medical malpractice, motorists cause auto accidents through carelessness or distracted driving, or employers create dangerous working conditions for their employees, they need to be held accountable.

Secondly, financial compensation awarded from a successful personal injury lawsuit can play an essential part in an injured person’s recovery. It can help pay for medical bills incurred during treatment for the injury, finance ongoing therapies or medications, or make up for paychecks the injured person may have missed while unable to work due to their injury. A personal injury settlement or verdict can protect a victim’s economic health while they rest, recover and rebuild their life.

The personal injury lawyers at Kerrick Bachert, PSC, assist Kentucky clients with claims related to:

  • Defective drugs or medical products
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals, byproducts or molds
  • Injuries to the head or spinal column, including concussions, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Libel or slander
  • Medical malpractice, including failures to diagnose, improper diagnoses, injuries during surgery, unnecessary procedures and negligence
  • Motor vehicle accidents, including collisions with cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and trucks, as well as train, bus and boat accidents
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Work-related injuries, including those related to construction, manufacturing or other industries involving heavy equipment
  • Wrongful death

We also pursue bad faith actions against insurance companies that fail to pay medical bills or uninsured motorist benefits.

Learn How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You

To learn more about how our team of Kentucky personal injury lawyers can help you or your injured loved one, contact Kerrick Bachert, PSC, today. Call 270-715-2410 or complete our online form. You can also review our Personal Injury FAQ page.

Many of our attorneys are AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. Our lawyers have also been recognized by various publications and organizations, such as Best Lawyers in America, Kentucky Super Lawyers and ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers. To schedule your free consultation with attorney Thomas Kerrick, call 270-715-2410 or contact us online.

Further Resources

American Bar Association –

  • Division for Public Education – Personal Injury Claims

Kentucky Department of Insurance –

  • A Parent’s Guide to Teen Driving
  • After an Accident
  • Consumer Guide to Auto and Home Insurance

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.