Damages for pain and suffering in Kentucky

Many Frankfort area residents will suffer an injury of some type during their lifetime. These injuries may result from negligence, including car accidents, slip and fall, animal bite, violent incident or other personal injury occurrence. A person who suffers one of these injuries may be eligible for pain and suffering damages.

Pain and suffering damages is compensation a person receives for non-economic damages. It can be for emotional distress, pain and suffering or inconvenience. There is a statute of limitations that is one year for personal injury and medical malpractice, seven years for personal injury from construction defect and five years from date of sale of product or eight years from date of manufacture of product that caused an injury. There is no cap on the amount that can be awarded for compensation.

Those who have suffered a serious injury as the result of negligence may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney understands how serious these situations can be and can attempt to help their clients with their claims. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine who was at fault. They can help their clients recover compensation not only for economic loss, such as medical expenses and lost wages, but also for non-economic damages.

A person can suffer serious financial losses after an unexpected injury. Not only can there be thousands of dollars of medical bills and missed paychecks, but a person can also suffer emotional trauma. Accidents and injuries are scary events that can traumatize a victim. They may suffer trauma and not be themselves again. Damages for pain and suffering are available for personal injury victims.

Source: statelaws.findlaw.com, "Pain and suffering damages in Kentucky", accessed on March 12, 2018

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