You get T-boned by a texting driver who runs a red light. You fall in a store because of a wet floor that management neglected to fix or mark with a caution sign.
Everyone has the right to safety from the intentional or accidental violation of this right by government officials, corporations, and private citizens. It is possible to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to seek compensation if you have been injured due to the negligence of another party.
What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim? To what extent can you evaluate the validity of your claim? Where do you even begin? An expert personal injury attorney can help you get the money you deserve, answer your questions, and develop your case. Learn more!
IN KENTUCKY, HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO SUE FOR PERSONAL INJURY?
You have a certain period of time from the date of the incident that caused your injuries before your “statute of limitations” expires and your case is dismissed. After this time period has passed, your ability to file suit, collect damages, and hold the responsible parties accountable will be severely limited, with very few exceptions.
The statute of limitations in Kentucky is one of the shortest in the country at just one year. (Two to three years is typical, although some states have much stricter requirements.) Because of this, you must file a claim in Kentucky as soon as possible following your accident.
Kentucky is a “comparative fault” state, so keep that in mind. This implies you can sue for compensation even if the court finds you contributed to your own injuries in some way. Perhaps a company neglected to thaw out an icy area on their premises. You have your head down, staring at your phone, so you don’t even see it’s there as you walk. You lose your footing and tumble to the floor. Your damages will be lowered by 20% if it is judged that the company is 80% at blame for the occurrence and you are 20% at fault (for not paying attention). The amount you can get for a personal injury lawsuit is not limited in Kentucky.