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Personal Injury FAQs

Personal injury is a broad area that encompasses product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, and even includes civil rights violations. In short, a personal injury is one in which you have suffered physical or psychological damage as the result of the negligence, carelessness or reckless behavior of another person or entity.

 

At the Franklin Law Group in Louisville, Kentucky, we have been providing legal solutions and answering our client’s questions for more than 40 years. Although not intended to replace the advice of a lawyer, here are answers to some of the questions we are often asked about personal injury.

 

 

  • What are damages and how do they figure into my compensation?
  • What is a contingency fee?
  • What is the difference between a verdict and a settlement?
  • My child was injured and received compensation. How do I access the funds?

 

Q. What are damages and how do they figure into my compensation?

 

A. Damages are your compensation. In most personal injury cases, there are damages for medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, property loss, loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment. These are called compensatory damages, and are intended to compensate you for what you lost as a result of your accident. When the negligence or recklessness on the part of the liable party is especially egregious, punitive damages may also be pursued. Punitive damages are above and beyond compensatory damages, and are meant to punish a party for the egregious behavior.

 

Q. What is a contingency fee?

 

 

Q. What is the difference between a verdict and a settlement?

 

A. A settlement is a voluntary agreement with the insurance company as to what your compensation will be. A verdict means the case has gone to trial and the amount of your compensation has been decided by a jury. Your personal injury attorney will help negotiate a settlement, but you have the final say as to whether you want to accept it or not. If the case goes to court, your lawyer will use trial skills and testimony of expert witnesses to present your case to the jury and obtain the best possible compensation on your behalf.

 

Q. My child was injured and received compensation. How do I access the funds?

 

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Franklin Law Group, PSC

505 West Ormsby Avenue

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Tel: 1-502-637-6000

Fax: 1-502-637-1413

Franklin Law Group, PSC

505 West Ormsby Avenue

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Tel: 1-502-637-6000

Fax: 1-502-637-1413