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Personal injury law simply refers to any legal action arising out of an injury to a person. If you are first inquiring about whether or not you have a personal injury case, or deciding upon your best course of action, your first call should be to an experienced and successful personal injury law firm. Our 20 years of experience at DeCamillis & Mattingly, PLLC, includes all types of personal injury claims including, but not limited to, claims involving explosions, boats, falls, fires, and assault and battery. For more information regarding our firm’s personal injury work, see: Motor Vehicle Collisions, Wrongful Death, Large and Semi-Truck Collisions, Insurance Law, Liquor Liability, Drownings, Electrocution and Utility Negligence, Premises Liability, and Products Liability.
Most personal injury claims involve negligence principles. To sustain a basic negligence claim, you must establish: 1) the injured person was owed a duty, 2) someone breached that duty, and 3) the breach of that duty caused harm. Though governed by basic negligence principles, personal injury claims vary in complexity from relatively straightforward to intricate cases involving dozens of parties, complex regulations, and scientific and technological concepts.
Through the years, we have developed expertise handling cases involving multiple injuries including traumatic brain injuries, neck and spinal cord injuries, fractures, muscular and tendon tears, facial injuries, sensory loss, burns, and amputations. We work with a vast network of local physicians and national experts to prove our client’s damages – in any type of injury claim.
When someone is injured due to the actions or omissions of someone else, the injured person is legally entitled to recover damages. Damages include, but are not limited to, mental and physical pain and suffering, past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, and the destruction or impairment of the injured person’s ability to labor and earn. If the at-fault party acted recklessly or with gross negligence, punitive damages may also be available. If punitive damages are available, juries consider the following factors in determining the amount of punitive damages to award: the likelihood that serious harm would arise from the at-fault party’s misconduct, the at-fault party’s awareness of the likelihood of danger, the profitability of the at-fault party’s misconduct, the duration of the misconduct and the concealment of the misconduct, and any actions by the at-fault party to remedy the misconduct once it became known. KRS §411.186.
The law firm of DeCamillis & Mattingly, PLLC possesses the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle any type of personal injury claim. If you or someone you know sustained injury due to the actions or omissions of someone else, contact us today at (502) 589-2822.