Kentucky’s Savvy Attorney For Road Construction Accidents
A road construction accident can take many forms. For example, your car might have run off the road and hit an obstacle due to inadequately marked road construction, or you might be a construction worker who was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Regardless, Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC stands ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Kentucky’s No-Fault Compensation System
Kentucky applies a “no-fault” auto insurance system that requires you to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance covering your own damages up to $10,000. You cannot sue the other driver or claim against his insurance policy unless your damages or injuries cross a certain threshold. If they do, you are free to file a lawsuit or negotiate a third-party insurance claim.
Conflict of Interest vs. Harmony of Interests
Insurance companies profit by accepting many premiums and paying out few claims. The more they pay out in claims, the less profit they are left with – and that leaves their interests in direct conflict with yours. At Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, our fees are calculated in proportion to the amount of compensation we win for you – and that puts our interests in harmony.
How Gladstein Law Can Help
Founder Seth Gladstein started out representing defendants in personal injury actions. Since switching his practice to helping victims instead of evasive defendants, he has represented hundreds of claimants. As his reputation as a successful courtroom litigator grows, insurance companies become increasingly reluctant to face him in court, preferring to settle instead.
“Seth kept me informed as my case went along. He settled my case quickly compared to how long it normally takes. He really cares about his clients, even stopping at the hospital to visit me when I was in there. I would definitely recommend him.” – Rhonda
Other Types of Cases We Handle
Our practice is limited to personal injury law, and we regularly handle cases involving:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I file a claim for money damages against the government due to an unmarked road defect that caused my accident?
Yes, it is possible. However, the procedure is more complicated and your rights are more limited than would be the case in a civil claim against a private party. Claims against the Commonwealth of Kentucky are based on KRS 44.070, while claims against the federal government are based on the Federal Tort Claims Act.
I was injured in a road construction accident as a pedestrian construction worker. How does a workers’ compensation claim differ from an ordinary personal injury claim?
- In a workers’ compensation claim, you do not have to prove that your employer was at fault to win.
- You cannot recover damages for pain and suffering.
- Ordinary auto insurance policies, such as your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, are generally not liable for your claim.
Under certain circumstances, your claim can be handled by the standard personal injury system rather than workers’ compensation.
What are some common negotiating tricks that an insurance company might use against me?
There are hundreds of them. Among the most common are:
- Bait and switch: Agree in principle to accept liability and then start “nickel and diming” away your claim when it comes down to specifics.
- Giving you a lowball offer and setting an arbitrary deadline for acceptance.
- Smooth-talking you into believing that you don’t need a lawyer.
What do I need to know about recovering medical expenses?
Several important principles apply:
- You must prove every penny you claim.
- You must claim all of your past, present, and future medical expenses at one time.
- The insurance company may require an independent medical examination.
Yes, You Can Afford KY’s Qualified Road Construction Accident Lawyer – And You Need to Act Now
We won’t charge you a penny in legal fees unless we bring home compensation for you – if your compensation is zero, then our bill will be zero. Historically, however, very few of our clients have walked away empty-handed. If we do win compensation for you, your bill won’t come due until the money comes in.
Nevertheless, time is of the essence when you are pursuing a personal injury claim. For auto accidents, Kentucky gives you two years to file a lawsuit. It is best, however, to begin pursuing your claim as soon as possible, because the sooner you act the better your chances are. Contact us online or call us at (800) 991-0474 today. If you can’t come to our offices in Louisville, we’ll come to you.