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Personal injury laws can encompass a broad array of topics, from car accidents to defective products to medical malpractice and more. At Ricky Lamkin & Associates Attorneys At Law, our Kentucky injury attorneys have significant experience handling these different types of cases, and we understand the intricacies of each. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, etc. Browse the following practice areas to find more information about the specific type of injury you have suffered and what sort of compensation you might be able to receive.
The most common type of personal injury accident involves motor vehicles, such as trucks, cars, motorcycles or ATVs. A driver who fails to exercise reasonable care, such as by failing to obey road signs or through distracted driving negligence, is liable for any injuries he or she causes as a result.
Among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents are:
A wrongful death claim arises when someone dies as a result of the negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of another. Certain immediate family members of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek financial compensation for their loss. This compensation may cover loss of income, loss of companionship, funeral expenses and mental pain and suffering. In some particularly egregious cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party or parties to deter others from engaging in similar conduct.
Doctors, nurses, technicians, and other medical personnel owe a duty of care to their patient that is determined by community standards. When a medical provider fails to meet this duty and injures a patient, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be warranted.
Incidents that may lead to medical malpractice liability in Kentucky include: