There are hundreds of law firms in Louisville, but not every personal injury law firm will have the knowledge or experience necessary to take — and win — your case.
At The Powell Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys help Louisville residents with the following areas of personal injury and professional law.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in Louisville, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. While you will likely be able to receive compensation without much hassle from your own insurer, filing a claim with the other driver is usually much more complicated.
Under Kentucky’s pure comparative negligence laws, you can recover compensation even if you are 99 percent at fault; just know that the insurance company will decrease your settlement by your percentage of fault.
The Powell Law Firm, PLLC helps injured drivers, passengers, and pedestrians develop the evidence necessary to prove their degree of fault and right to claim damages. By working with accident investigators and medical experts, we help clients determine liability, prove negligence, estimate the cost of their damages in the long-term, and seek compensation from the at-fault parties.
Commercial Truck Accidents
Truck accidents often cause severe or even fatal injuries. As if these catastrophic injuries are not enough to deal with, you must then determine liability, gather evidence, and prove fault, all of which can be very difficult in a truck accident case.
Our attorneys have years of experience sending spoliation letters, preserving and gathering evidence, and proving negligence. We know all the tricks trucking companies try to play and we will ensure they do not use them with you. We will negotiate with the trucking company and try to keep your case out of court, but we have no fear of taking your case to court if that is what will get you the compensation you deserve.
We trust medical professionals to make the best decisions in our care. Unfortunately, when a doctor, nurse, or other professional fails to follow a reasonable standard of care with your treatment, you lose that trust. When their negligence results in your serious injury, you have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical malpractice cases are complex and require expert review and opinions of your medical records. The Powell Law Firm has established relationships with these experts and works alongside them to determine the full extent of the damage done by a negligent doctor or hospital.
Scott Powell also has an intimate knowledge of the medical malpractice insurance industry which allows him to defend against any tricks insurers might try to pull on you.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction accidents accounted for 20.5 percent of all fatal work accidents in 2014. Construction’s fatal four accidents — falls, electrocutions, struck by an object, caught in or between an object — are the most prevalent causes of construction worker injuries and fatalities.
Your status as an employee, contractor, or sub-contractor is an important role in your ability to collect workers’ compensation or sue for compensation after your construction accident.
The Powell Law Firm, PLLC will conduct an investigation into your accident and help you determine your available avenues to recover compensation.
Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
There is no excuse for negligence or malicious intent from nursing home staff when it comes to the care of your loved ones. Unfortunately, lax management and poor employee supervision allow cases of abuse and neglect to happen in nursing homes across the country.
Pursuing a claim for damages caused by a negligent or harmful nursing home employee requires that you supply the burden of proof that his or her misconduct caused your loved one serious injury.
Proving nursing home abuse can be difficult because of the vulnerability and older age of victims. If you question the care your loved one is getting at a Kentucky nursing home, it is best to consult with a Louisville nursing home negligence attorney as soon as possible.
The legal side of starting and operating a business is a complex area of law. You want to protect your assets and well-being at all costs, but doing so can require significant amounts of complex agreements, disclosures, contracts, and documents.
We help Louisville business owners handle the legal aspects of running a business so they can concentrate on the day-to-day aspects of a successful venture. Whether you are in a contract dispute or need documentation for a partnership, we can help you lay a strong foundation for your company.
Insurance Bad Faith
When people are injured in an accident or suffer damage to their property, they usually turn to their insurance company for help. Unfortunately, these companies do not always honor their policyholder’s coverage, and often unfairly deny claims or offer inadequate settlements.
Insurance companies have decades of experience negotiating claims in their favor; you need a knowledgeable attorney familiar with their tactics. Scott Powell spent several years learning how the insurance companies work, and he now brings that experience to help you when an insurance company acts in bad faith.
Learn More About Your Rights to File a Claim
The Powell Law Firm offers free consultations to discuss your potential for filing a legal claim and the damages you which you might be entitled. To learn more about protecting your legal rights, call us at 502-242-7000 today.
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