KENTUCKY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

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After Serious Injuries or Loss

We have what it takes to right wrongs and give families hope again.

Ron Wilt’s knowledge in the medical industry is just tremendous. The compassion he has and patience he takes is second to none.

Bill H.

Ron did a great job of keeping us informed and was always available to us. We had a wonderful experience working with him.

Sharon S.

I have always found Mr. Wilt to be diligent, prompt and knowledgeable beyond my expectations. His expertise in his field exceeds that of any attorney that I have ever encountered.

Christopher W., MD
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KENTUCKY Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawyers

Are You the Type of Person Who Is Reluctant to Sue?

Are you telling yourself, “I don’t want to bring a lawsuit, but what they did was simply wrong,” or “My family can’t survive financially as a result of this incident,” or “I want to make sure this doesn’t happen to someone else”? These are the statements we hear from our clients every day.

At Wilt & Klausing, PLLC, our attorneys and staff are guided by the simple principle: Do what is right. If our investigation reveals that you or your loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, we are dedicated to obtaining justice for you and your family.

However, we always act with integrity and professionalism when dealing with the court and opposing parties. We know that often when a family asks for our help, they are going through one of the most difficult times in their life. Our office will treat you with compassion and honesty to help shepherd you through the legal process.

“I don’t want to bring a lawsuit, but what they did was simply wrong…”

“I want to make sure this doesn’t happen to someone else…”

“My family can’t survive financially
as a result of this incident…”

WHY CHOOSE Wilt & Klausing, PLLC

  • Lawyers Guided By Integrity

    We are not in the business for the money. We are in it for the people who need justice.

  • Experience As Defense Attorneys

    We know the tactics that insurers and doctors use, and we prepare accordingly.

  • Unmatched Results

    We are highly successful in securing the compensation our clients need to recover.

If you are interested in working with attorneys who genuinely have your best interests at heart, Wilt & Klausing, PLLC are the team of Kentucky medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers for you.

Our dedication to our clients remains unmatched. Unlike other firms that will sit back and settle your claim so they can make a quick buck, money is not our top priority. Our ultimate goal is to fight for the rights of injury victims across the state of Kentucky. Whether you’ve been wronged by a medical professional or harmed in an accident caused by another, we want to see you get justice for your suffering.

If you want to be sure that your lawyer is putting your needs first and working to obtain maximum compensation for your emotional, psychological, and financial damages, then the highly trained attorneys at Wilt & Klausing, PLLC are the lawyers you’ll want to represent your case.

WHEN Is the Right Time to Take Legal Action?

At a time when you are likely struggling to cope with the emotional trauma of your accident and the physical devastation of your injuries, turning to the law may be the furthest thing from your mind. At a certain point, however, the loss becomes too much to bear and legal action becomes necessary.

If this sounds like your situation, you could be entitled to a sizable injury settlement, depending on the individual circumstances of your case. Some of the most common types of accidents and incidents our firm takes on include:

  • Nursing home abuse
  • Birth injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Premises liability

The first step in making the decision to file a claim is to reach out to an attorney. While you focus on recuperating, we’ll be able to work on establishing who is at fault for the injuries you suffered, gather evidence to support your case, and calculate what your lawsuit it worth.

As can be seen, there are many different types of incidents that warrant the pursuit of a personal injury claim in Kentucky. If you don’t see your accident listed above, that doesn’t necessarily mean we can’t take on your case. The true determination of whether a personal injury claim is warranted is if someone else is responsible, directly or indirectly, for causing the injuries you endured.

Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to figure out who is to blame, as is often the case in medical malpractice lawsuits and nursing home abuse cases, for example. In these situations, it may be in your best interests to discuss the details of your injury. Your lawyer can then dig a little deeper into your case and determine two things: one, if a claim is worth seeking, and two, who is going to be found liable.

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FINANCIAL Compensation for Your Suffering

When you think of the personal injury claims process as a whole, you can break it up into two parts: establishing fault and obtaining maximum compensation for your losses.

These losses are more commonly referred to as “damages” in the legal field and are further categorized as being economic or non-economic.

Economic damages are the ones most frequently thought of when injury victims consider filing a civil claim, as these losses consist of your financial damages. Such economic damages often include:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills and equipment
  • Loss of income
  • Diminished earning capacity

Many accident survivors are unaware of the fact that they can seek compensation for every way their life has been impacted by the injuries they endured. This brings us to non-economic damages, which include any loss that does not have a monetary value. Some examples include:

  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Inconvenience

These are just a few of the various types of damages that your attorney may take into consideration when computing the value of your personal injury lawsuit. You can speak with your lawyer in detail about other losses you may have been coping with.

HELPING HANDS in Your Greatest Time of Need

Those who have been seriously injured face what many would call an impossible challenge. While severely injured, they have to build a strong legal case that shows that they deserve compensation for what they’ve been through. That case has to be strong enough to take down an enormous insurance company, medical institution, or other large organization.

No matter how it may seem on the surface, you are not in an impossible situation. The qualified medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers at Wilt & Klausing, PLLC have earned win after win for clients in situations similar to yours.

When the opponent is a greedy insurance company, we’re more than ready to build a case that shows why our client deserves the maximum available compensation for the injuries he or she has suffered.

When the opponent is a doctor or medical institution, we put our years of experience to use to prove how the medical professional or institution put our client’s safety and health at risk.

No matter who is standing between you and the compensation you rightfully deserve, our experienced Kentucky injury attorneys are prepared to take your case, treat you like family, give you the attention you deserve, and win for you.

Put simply, helping the injured is a responsibility we take seriously. As Managing Partner Ron Wilt said in a recent article in Attorney at Law Magazine, “It’s an awesome responsibility, but when you are successful in these cases, you know that a family is better off than before they met you. That sense of improving the world, even if just a little bit, makes it all worthwhile.”

“That sense of improving the world, even if just a little bit, makes it all worthwhile.”

- Ron Wilt

KENTUCKY Personal Injury FAQs

During this difficult time in your life, you are probably anxious to know what is going to happen next for you and your personal injury claim. For this reason, below we have provided a few quick answers to some of our most frequently asked personal injury questions.

This should give you the opportunity to better prepare yourself for the claims process. Should you have additional questions or require a more personalized answer, contact our Kentucky office for more information.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Kentucky?

The Kentucky statute of limitations is relatively short in comparison to the rest of the U.S., giving injury victims just one year from the date they were injured to file their civil claim. If you fail to file before time runs out, you’ll lose the chance to obtain compensation for all you’ve been through.

How will comparative negligence affect my injury settlement?

The Kentucky comparative negligence statute allows those who have suffered serious injuries to file a lawsuit even in cases where they are partially to blame for the cause of the accident.

However, you still need to take accountability for your own actions, and the court ensures that you do so by reducing any amount you are awarded by your portion of fault. For instance, if you are found 25 percent at fault and were awarded $500,000, your award would be reduced by 25 percent and your settlement would amount to $375,000.

Will I have to go to court to obtain an award?

Having to bring your case before a judge is always a possibility, but if your lawyer can get the insurance company to settle your claim fairly, it may be avoided. With that being said, it is important to keep in mind that even if the insurer settles at the maximum amount, this may still not be enough to meet your needs, which would mean you would have to go to Kentucky court to get the most out of your claim.

Can I sue on behalf of my child?

Yes, you can sue on behalf of a child. Children have the same right to compensation after an accident that adults do; they simply can’t legally file the claim themselves. Particularly with children who are unable to understand the process, as is the case with infants who are injured during birth, you, as their parent or legal guardian, have to be their advocate.

Is it true that you shouldn’t give a statement to the insurance company?

No matter what type of accident you’ve been involved in, there is a strong possibility that one way or another, you’ll be dealing with an insurance company. With that being said, it is not uncommon for insurers to use unscrupulous tactics for their own financial gain.

To ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of in your time of need, we do not usually recommend providing the insurance company with a statement. Instead, direct them to your attorney, who can help protect your injury settlement from being unfairly reduced.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Kentucky?

The Kentucky statute of limitations is relatively short in comparison to the rest of the U.S., giving injury victims just one year from the date they were injured to file their civil claim. If you fail to file before time runs out, you’ll lose the chance to obtain compensation for all you’ve been through.

Meet with a Kentucky Medical Malpractice or Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are ready to get justice for what you’ve been put through but you have no idea where to start, you can begin by meeting with the attorneys at Wilt & Klausing, PLLC. Our Kentucky medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers are passionate about assisting those who have been wronged by the irresponsible or reckless actions of others.

You can schedule your free, no-obligation case review at our firm by filling out the quick contact form we have provided below or giving our office a call at 502-253-9110.

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