If you have sustained a severe injury in Hopkinsville, Paducah or elsewhere in western Kentucky, you may have a number of questions about how to move forward and get your life back on track. During your recovery, you need an attorney who will take the time to understand the legal issues you are facing and provide dependable guidance. Our Hopkinsville injury lawyers will treat you with compassion, respect and one-on-one attention.
The attorneys at Becker Law Office work to attain a satisfactory outcome for each client we serve, whether that means negotiating a full and fair settlement or demanding justice in a Christian County courtroom. Managing partner of Becker Law Office attorney Greg Bubalo has been standing up for people injured through the carelessness or misconduct of others for more than 30 years. He has decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies and fighting for top-dollar settlements for injured Kentuckians. When an insurance company will not come to an agreement on a fair settlement, Becker Law Office works with the nationally recognized trial attorneys at Bubalo Law PLC to pursue justice in the courtroom. Our talented legal team includes proven negotiators and seasoned trial attorneys to serve clients’ legal needs.
What Kinds of Cases Do Our Hopkinsville, KY Injury Lawyers Handle?
The attorneys at Becker Law Office assist accident victims and disabled people seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Hopkinsville, Paducah, Bowling Green and across Kentucky. We care about our clients and their well-being. If your injury from an accident limits your mobility, one of our attorneys can arrange to meet with you at your home, hospital room or another location convenient to you.
Our Hopkinsville injury attorneys have more than three decades of experience representing injured Kentuckians in a variety of personal injury and disability matters including:
Our attorneys are dedicated to the belief that people whose lives have been disrupted by a serious injury through no fault of their own should receive compassionate counsel and full compensation so that they can move forward without being saddled with debt. You should not be responsible for the medical bills for a severe injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Let our Hopkinsville personal injury attorneys help.
As part of our commitment to assist injured people, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We understand that you may be going through a stressful period and do not need extra expenses at present. If our attorneys do not obtain compensation for you through a settlement or jury award, you do not owe us a legal fee. If we are successful, we receive a percentage of the amount we obtain to cover our legal fee and expenses.
Call us to find out how we can assist you.
When Do I File an Injury Lawsuit in Hopkinsville, KY?
Most people in Hopkinsville who are struggling physically and financially to recover from a serious injury would prefer to avoid the stress of a trial. We understand. At Becker Law Office, our attorneys strive to achieve a settlement of injury claims without going to court when possible. We recognize that a settlement generally provides compensation more quickly while avoiding the unpredictability of a trial outcome.
When an insurer denies liability and refuses to settle, you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue your claim. Kentucky law recognizes that people who have suffered harm through no fault of their own have a right to be made whole. Kentucky law gives people who have sustained an injury through the carelessness or misconduct of others the right to pursue compensation for medical bills and other expenses related to the injury. That is only fair.
You should not be burdened for life with thousands of dollars of medical bills for injuries that were caused by a drunk driver or a careless motorist. In such cases, you need dedicated attorneys who will fight for your legal rights and seek to hold the at-fault driver and his or her insurance provider accountable.
The City of Hopkinsville is the county seat of Christian County and one of the 10 largest cities in Kentucky. Lawsuits concerning serious injuries and wrongful deaths in Hopkinsville are filed in Christian County Circuit Court. The circuit court hears civil cases involving personal injuries and deaths in which more than $5,000 in damages is in dispute.
Christian County Circuit Clerk
100 Justice Way
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 889-6539
Some insurers will not seriously discuss a settlement until a lawsuit has been filed. Our attorneys will continue to try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement after filing a lawsuit. At Becker Law Office, we believe in keeping an open line of communication with our clients. We will keep you informed of any settlement offer we receive and share our views on whether the settlement represents a reasonable offer. It will be your decision whether to accept the settlement. If your case goes to trial, we are confident of the litigation skills that trial attorneys at Bubalo Law PLC bring to our legal team.
Should I Accept a Settlement After a Hopkinsville Car Accident?
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured by another driver, you should not agree to a settlement until the full extent of your injuries and fitness to return to work is known.
Insurance companies may offer a quick settlement hoping to limit their legal exposure. Many insurers use this tactic. These types of quick settlement offers are typically a fraction of the actual value of the injury case. If you accept a quick settlement from an insurer, and then you have additional medical expenses, you will not be able to go back to the insurer to ask for more money.
At Becker Law Office, we encourage clients to focus on their recovery and to get the full medical attention they need. It is important to determine whether your ability to work and your future earning capacity will be adversely affected by your injury. If you cannot work again or can only perform work that pays less money, the settlement should reflect that loss of future income.
When Becker Law Office represents an accident victim, we make sure those kinds of important considerations are fully understood when negotiating a settlement.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- present medical expenses
- future medical costs
- lost wages
- future lost earning capacity
- pain and suffering
- other losses.
Most accident victims on their own have no way of knowing the value of their injury claim and may overlook the future impacts of an injury. If you have received a settlement offer from an insurer, let us review it and discuss whether it is a fair offer.
Hopkinsville, KY Disability Lawyers
If you have a medically diagnosed disability that prevents you from working and the Social Security Administration has turned down your application for Social Security Disability benefits, our SSD attorneys are ready to help.
Many deserving people with valid disabilities in Hopkinsville receive initial denial notices when they apply for disability benefits. A disability claim may be denied because the application lacks a complete work history or has inadequate medical information to validate disability.
Most SSD applicants are turned down initially. You should not stop seeking disability benefits without discussing the situation with a knowledgeable disability lawyer. Our attorneys at Becker Law Office can discuss whether your disability or illness meets the narrow criteria established by the Social Security Administration to be eligible for benefits. Social Security rules dictate that you must have a medically diagnosed condition that will keep you from working for at least 12 months or have a terminal condition to qualify for disability benefits. You also must have worked 10 years or longer in a job covered by Social Security and contributed to the Social Security system.
Each disability claim has its own set of facts. Our dedicated SSD attorneys have helped many Kentuckians collect disability benefits by challenging the claim reviewer’s initial decision. We can help you seek a second medical opinion and gather additional medical information to support your application, then request a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Working through the bureaucratic steps can be confusing to people unfamiliar with the SSD appeals process. It is helpful to have the guidance of a determined attorney who understands federal disability law and how to work through the appeals process most efficiently. Our Hopkinsville disability attorneys will help you seek the full benefits that you are entitled to by law.
Contact Our Hopkinsville, KY Injury Lawyers
Our knowledgeable injury attorneys at Becker Law Office are available to review the details of your personal injury or disability and advise you of the steps that you may take to move forward. Talking with an experienced injury attorney who represents accident victims will give you valuable information to make well-informed decisions with your future in mind.
Don’t hesitate to seek a free consultation. Contact us online or call us to schedule a consultation.