Personal Injury FAQs

The legal system can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when you are focused on recovering from your injuries. After years of practicing law in Kentucky and Southern Indiana, I often hear the same questions and concerns regarding personal injury law. Some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) include:

  • How much money am I entitled to? The exact money you are entitled to receive varies from case to case. You are generally entitled to compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages — even pain and suffering. In order to get full compensation, be sure to keep thorough records of your medical treatment and any bills that result from your accident.
  • What if I was at fault for the accident? Even if you are somewhat at fault in the accident, you may have a personal injury claim against the other party. Kentucky often uses comparative negligence to determine personal injury verdicts. This means if the accident is deemed to be 30 percent your fault and 70 percent the other party's fault, the other party would pay 70 percent of the compensation for your injuries.
  • Can't I just settle with the insurance company? Insurance companies want you to settle. That is why they don't want you to have an attorney. They offer settlements that are well below what you deserve, so they can continue to maximize their own profit. A personal injury lawyer works to prove the insurance company wrong and secure the full and fair compensation you are entitled to.
  • How much does an attorney cost? Personal injury representation works on a contingency fee basis — meaning you only pay legal fees if I secure you compensation, and then you pay a percentage of the recovery.

Every case is unique and requires personalized counsel to meet your goals. Get started with a free consultation — call Scott T. Roby Law Office P.S.C. in Louisville at 502-540-1213, or send me an email and I will reach out to you.