A severe injury can change your life instantly. Medical bills and other resulting hardships can be significant. If another person caused your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation. A skilled personal injury attorney from our Lexington office could help you recover the compensation you need, and deserve, to move forward with your life.
You and your family do not deserve to face financial hardship caused by the negligent acts of another person. Let a Lexington personal injury lawyer at Becker Law Office evaluate your case and discuss the best course of action to pursue the compensation you deserve.
The injury attorneys at Becker Law Office represent accident victims and people seeking Social Security Disability benefits in Florence and across northern Kentucky. Our personal injury lawyers in Lexington have more than three decades of experience representing Kentuckians in a wide range of legal matters including:
The compensation available in an injury lawsuit will depend on the facts surrounding the injury. Common types of recoverable damages for personal injury claim include:
Many personal injury claims are settled with insurance companies without filing a lawsuit. In some instances, filing a lawsuit and proceeding toward a jury trial may be necessary. Settlement agreements with insurance carriers can be reached at any time before or after a lawsuit is filed. Dealing with an aggressive insurance company can be complicated and frustrating for claimants, but not for a Lexington personal injury attorney who is experienced negotiating with big insurance companies and dealing with adjusters.
Insurance adjusters are eager to settle claims early in the process, before the full extent of injuries are known, for far less than what the claim is worth. You should carefully consider having a personal injury attorney review any settlement offer before you respond.
Individuals who file personal injury lawsuits are often going through a difficult ordeal as a result of a serious injury caused by someone else. You may be unable to work and accumulating lots of medical expenses with no way to pay for them. You may have other related losses and feel overwhelmed. A settlement or jury award from a personal injury lawsuit may offer the best hope of climbing out of the hole you find yourself in as a result of something else’s carelessness or disregard for safety.
Our attorneys can review the details of how your injury occurred and discuss the best strategy for moving forward.
Lawsuits seeking compensation for serious personal injuries in Lexington and throughout Fayette County are filed in the civil division of Fayette County Circuit Court. In Kentucky, the Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction. Circuit Court judges hear personal injury and medical malpractice complaints involving damages in dispute of more than $5,000.
The Lexington metro area includes Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford counties. Lawsuits involving accidents with serious injuries that occur in the Lexington metro area are generally filed in the county where the accident occurred.
Our attorneys recognize that most clients would prefer to resolve a legal matter without a lawsuit and trial. Even when filing a lawsuit is necessary, we are skilled negotiators and are successful in settling most personal injury lawsuits without going through a trial. That allows you to receive compensation more quickly and avoid the uncertainty of a trial outcome.
If you have been diagnosed with a disabling condition and have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, our knowledgeable Lexington SSD attorneys can help you file an appeal and seek benefits. If you have already received an initial notice of denial, you should not lose hope. Many people in Kentucky who are in similar situations do obtain benefits by hiring a disability benefits attorney to pursue an appeal. Our Lexington disability lawyers can file a request for a reconsideration of your denied claim and ask for a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Many disabled Kentuckians who deserve disability benefits get rejection letters initially from the Social Security Administration. An SSD claim may be denied because the application is incomplete or lacks information about work history, work limitations due to the disability or a proper medical diagnosis. Unfortunately, some people simply give up rather than turning to an experienced SSD appeals attorney for help. You should not give up if you have a medically diagnosed disability that will prevent you from working for at least a year. Many disabled Kentuckians do eventually receive monthly disability benefits by challenging the initial denial.
Appealing a denied SSD claim involves a complicated bureaucratic process with multiple levels of appeals and numerous filing deadlines that must be met. Fourteen administrative law judges conduct SSD hearings at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Lexington. Our experienced Lexington SSD benefits attorneys at Becker Law Office understand federal disability law and the types of medical evidence that claims reviewers in Kentucky are looking for in order to approve a disability application. Let us explain how we can help you.
The Lexington disability attorneys at Becker Law Office will make sure that your application fully documents your disability and the ways it limits your ability to work. Our goal is to help you obtain the full disability benefits for which you are eligible as quickly as possible. We know that coping with a disability is hard enough without the stress and uncertainty of dealing with a bureaucracy. Our attorneys are ready to assist you regardless of the status of your SSD benefits application.
When another person injures you, it’s important to hold them accountable for their actions.
We are ready to evaluate your case. To learn more about the process, contact a personal injury attorney in our Lexington office right away.