Trusted Highway Accident Lawyer For Louisville Victims
If you were injured in a Kentucky highway accident caused by someone else, Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC stands ready to help you obtain all of the compensation you are entitled to – and it might be more than you think. And when it comes to winning, with Seth Gladstein you have a particular advantage. Mr. Gladstein started out representing personal injury defendants before switching to representing victims. This means that he has worked on the “other side” and has intimate knowledge of how they think, what strategies they use – and how he can best defeat them to get you the compensation award you deserve.
Insurance Adjustors are Skilled Negotiators
Most highway accident claims are resolved through settlement with the insurance company, not trial. That doesn’t mean you don’t need a lawyer if you have a substantial claim. Because most insurance adjustors have negotiated hundreds if not thousands of claims, and they are good at what they do and know how to persuade you to accept a low offer. Here’s a look inside their bag of tricks:
- Taking a recorded statement from you where you answer loaded questions so they can use your answers against you later
- Offering you a quick, lowball settlement before you’ve had time to retain a lawyer
- Smooth-talking you out of hiring a personal injury lawyer
How Gladstein Law Can Help
Seth Gladstein’s six years of representing defendants in personal injury claims has gifted him with unique insight into how defendants and insurance companies view claims against them, and what kind of defensive strategies they will use. He can put that experience and insight to work for you.
A Word From One of Our Clients
“I hired Gladstein Law Firm to take on my case when I was in a car accident. I was very much pleased that I was informed about my case quite often. The law firm took very good care of my case and I would definitely hire them again if needed. Thanks to them so much for all they did to help me.” – Patty Sparks
Other Types of Cases We Handle
In addition to highway accident case, we regularly handle cases involving:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does Kentucky apply a cap on how much I can receive in damages?
No. Unlike other states, Kentucky applies no formal caps on either compensatory (ordinary) damages or punitive damages. If you win punitive damages (most claimants don’t), an appeals court might lower the award if it is wildly disproportionate to compensatory damages.
What are my options if my spouse died in a highway accident?
The Kentucky wrongful death statute allows the personal representative of the victim’s estate (appointed by the probate court) to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of both the probate estate and close relatives of the victim, including the surviving spouse. Damages can be quite substantial. As the surviving spouse, you are likely to be appointed personal representative.
What is a truck’s “black box”, and how can it help me win my claim?
A truck’s “black box“, or Event Data Recorder is a device that records data such as:
- Average speed
- Brake use
- Throttle application
Other information may be recorded as well. Black box data is sometimes used in court or settlement negotiations to determine fault.
What do I have to prove to win a highway accident claim?
You must prove four “elements”:
- Duty: In most highway accidents, this simply means the duty to drive carefully.
- Breach of duty: The at-fault driver must have violated his duty (by speeding, for example).
- Causation: The driver’s breach of duty must have caused the accident.
- Damages: You must prove all of the damages you claim with admissible evidence.
Reliable KY Highway Accident Attorney: Our Fees are Deferred Until You Win Your Claim
At Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, we work on a contingency basis. That means our fee is deducted as a percentage of your recovery, whenever it arrives in the bank. If we don’t win a recovery for you, our total legal bill to you will be zero. Even our initial consultation is free.
It is important that you retain a Kentucky personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident, for two reasons: (i) evidence tends to degrade over time, and (ii) the statute of limitations will eventually catch up with you if you delay pursuing your claim. Contact us online or call us at (800) 991-0474 today. If for some reason you are not able to visit us in our office, we will come to meet you.