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What Happens During a Free Case Evaluation?
During a free case review, a licensed personal injury lawyer in Louisville, KY will confidentially listen to your important story, review your injury claim, existing medical treatments, available evidence and insurance policies. We’ll then assess the strength of your case to help determine your best move forward for obtaining the justice and compensation you deserve.
How Do I Get Paid When I Have Been Harmed By Another Party?
Financial compensation in personal injury cases falls under the category known as damages. This refers to the sum of money or other payments required by law to restore justice, to correct the wrong and make things whole again when you have been harmed. Compensatory damages or “money damages” is what gets repaid to you for the injuries or losses caused by another and could include lost wages, medical expenses and more. Punitive damages are payments required to punish those who committed the harmful act.
Our personal injury attorneys in Louisville will demand these damages outside of court first, with the goal of reaching a settlement to get you paid. If there’s no agreement, we’ll take your case to trial before a judge a jury who will make a decision and present a verdict.
What Needs to be Proven to Win My Case?
In every case, we need to prove liability — that the other party was liable, or responsible for causing you harm. And we’ll also need to prove damages, that you sustained injuries and harm. The most common factor in proving these usually involves some form of negligence. That’s when another party owed you a certain duty, like following speed limits when driving, but failed to do so and as a result, you got injured.