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Common Personal Injury Lawsuit Misconceptions

When an individual is injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, they may be able to recover financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Unfortunately, there are many people who do not pursue legal action because they are deterred by misunderstandings regarding their legal rights and options. Misinformation and hearsay are widespread and often encouraged by parties who anticipate that they may be named as a defendant in a possible lawsuit.

At the Sampson Law Firm, our experienced and skilled legal representatives are knowledgeable about a number of personal injury cases and can work with you to ensure you are fully advised of your legal rights and options. Contact a Louisville personal injury lawyer at 502-584-5050 today.

Clarifying Important Matters

It is difficult to make an informed decision about how one will respond to an injury accident if one has an inaccurate perception of their available options. The following are some issues pertaining to personal injury lawsuits that may require some clarification:

  • You can file your personal injury case whenever you want – This is a common and unfortunately, very costly misconception. Under the statute of limitations, plaintiffs only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit following the injury. If they wait too long, they could lose access to recourse through the civil justice system.
  • I can’t recover damages if I was partially at fault for the accident – In the state of Kentucky, an injured victim can file for compensation even if he or she is 99 percent at fault.
  • I can file a second claim for the same injury against the same defendant if I wasn’t happy with the outcome of the first lawsuit – No. Under the legal principle of res judicata plaintiffs may not file a second lawsuit suing for the same injuries and damages against the same party.

Contact Us

If you have been hurt due to the actions of another party, you may wish to consider seeking financial compensation for related damages. This may include medical bills, property loss, and other concerns. Contact the Louisville personal injury attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm by calling 502-584-5050 for the committed and capable legal counsel that you deserve.

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