Understanding your rights to compensation after an accident can help you and your family rebuild and recover after this traumatic event. Please look over the FAQ’s to get insights about worksite accidents. Call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Injury Lawyers to talk about your worksite accident and concerns.
Do I have a case?
To determine if you have a case, consult with one of our experienced car accident lawyers. With the NO FEE PROMISE, the first consultation is FREE. With the help of medical professionals and our team of car accident reconstruction experts, our lawyers will investigate your claim and determine all of your legal options to make sure you have a full and fair recovery for your injury.
Is there a time limit to file my case?
Yes. Each state has a filing deadline for individual types of civil cases, called a “statute of limitations”. If you allow the statute of limitation to expire on your claim, you will be barred from making a recovery. This is why it is important to consult with one of our lawyers as soon as possible after your car accident.
If someone else was at fault for my accident, how can i hold them responsible?
If someone else caused your accident, you may have a right to seek money damages from that person and their insurance company for your medical care, hospitalization, medication, medical supplies, lost earnings, future medical care, future loss of earnings, and pain and suffering. Call one of our lawyers as soon as possible after the car accident to advise you of your rights.
I was injured in a car accident, and the insurance company sent me a check or offered me a settlement. Should I take it?
The fairness of any settlement offered by your insurance company should always be reviewed by an experienced car accident attorney. We recommend you contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Injury Lawyers first before trying to settle any case with the insurance company. Do not sign anything or accept any offer without getting a FREE consultation immediately following your car accident. You may be unaware of additional compensation you are entitled to, which may NOT be included in the original settlement offer. Our team of attorneys have decades of experience with car accidents. We can help make sure you are fully and fairly compensated for all the money damages the law allows.
Can I handle my car insurance claim on my own? Why do I need an attorney?
If you were seriously injured, handling your own claim would be difficult. We provide a FREE consultation for this purpose. Our attorneys can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine who should be held legally and financially responsible. Our attorneys can negotiate and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf, including all financial, emotional and physical injuries related to your case. Our attorneys will use their decades of experience with injury cases to insure your rights and interests are looked after.
What is my case worth?
Every case is different. The value of your claim may vary depending on the severity of injuries, lost earnings, and the future impact that your injuries may have on all areas of your life. It is best to consult with one of our attorneys and discuss your specific car accident.
If I have a case, what would a settlement or verdict award cover?
State laws can differ, but you may be entitled to payment for medical care, hospitalization, medication, medical supplies, lost earnings, future medical care, future loss of earnings, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, lost future earnings, and loss of companionship.
Will My Case go to trial?
The majority of injury cases related to car accidents do not go to trial. Most are settled out of court, meaning the parties reach an agreement without a judge and jury getting involved. Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Injury Lawyers handles each client’s case to secure the best possible result. For most cases, we are able to negotiate a settlement. However we are prepared to go to court and have done so when needed to make sure each client is fully compensated for their injuries.
What will it cost to work with your firm?
Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Injury Lawyers handles all motor vehicle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We call this our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that our clients never pay a fee unless we win or settle their case.
What do you charge for an initial consultation?
Nothing. There is NO FEE for an initial consultation.
Do you handle cases on a contingency basis?
Yes. This means that we charge NO legal fees to our client until we recover monetary damages for our client through a jury verdict, settlement or other means. If we do not recover monetary damages, then the client does not owe us any attorney fees.
Do you handle car accident cases in states other than Kentucky and Indiana?
Yes. A majority of the cases we handle are in Kentucky and Indiana. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in these states. In some cases we utilize co-counsel to represent clients outside of Kentucky and Indiana.
What if the insurance company says I do not need an attorney?
The insurance company is looking out for their best interest, not yours. Insurance companies may try rush you to sign paperwork for as little payment as possible. Our attorneys have a legal and ethical duty to act in the best interests of our clients, insurance company adjusters do not. We work only for you and part of our job is to advise and protect your interests after a car accident.
What if I do not have car insurance? What if the at fault driver does not have auto insurance?
Even if you didn’t have car insurance on your car at the time of the accident, you are still entitled to recover damages from a person at fault in your accident. In some cases the at fault vehicle is not insured, but the driver of the at fault vehicle does have insurance. Our lawyers investigate and examine all of the details of the accident to determine all insurance coverage that may be available to fully compensate you after a car accident.