Kentucky is a beautiful, rural state with its fair share of outdoor pursuits that can lead to accidents and personal injuries. Sometimes you don't even know where liability lies. Perhaps it was you who was hurt, or maybe it was a friend or family member.
This is where you’ll find Kentucky's laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (also known as damage caps), and other important information that you will need.
In Kentucky, you have only one year to bring a personal injury claim and two years to bring a property damage claim. That means you have to file your paperwork with the court before that one-year limitation is up.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as real estate law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incurred.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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