The most significant issue to most people involved in a personal injury claim is the issue of damages. Obtaining fair and just compensation for injuries you have sustained is the primary concern at Saladino & Schaaf, Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyers. By using our experience and the extensive resources available to us on your behalf, we focus on achieving the highest possible monetary recovery for your injury case.
When a judge or jury finds the defendant liable for wrongful conduct in a personal injury case, the issue then becomes what types of damages are due to the plaintiff, and in what amount. As you know, if you suffer a personal injury you’ll likely require medical attention and may need rehabilitation, all of which costs substantial sums of money. You may lose income (and/or have to use up “sick time”) because of the injury, and you may continue to lose income while treatment and recovery takes place. You may have sustained property damage to your car and other property. Since you can’t drive your vehicle while it is being repaired, you may have to rent one, and car repairs and rentals can cost money. You may also lose the ability to perform various activities of normal daily living, for a while or permanently. You may also endure significant pain and suffering, which may be ongoing as well.
The law permits you to seek recovery after an accident to “make you whole again.” The central concept is that you should be compensated in a manner that, as best as the law can arrange, places you back in the same position as you were before the accident. In most personal injury actions the plaintiff must have been injured in some way to be entitled to damages. For example, in negligence cases, we must prove that you suffered injury (some type of physical, emotional or monetary harm) for the defendant to be required to pay compensation to you. However, with some intentional torts (such as battery, assault or trespass) we may only have to show that the defendant engaged in the unauthorized conduct, without proving that you suffered actual physical harm, in order to recover damages (though damages in these situations are often nominal absent serious injury).
Three basic kinds of damages are awarded in personal injury cases: compensatory damages, punitive damages and nominal damages.
In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.
If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call Saladino & Schaaf now at (270) 444-0406 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.
Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
My wife and I had nothing but a great positive experience! In spite of the COVID pandemic Gary and Karen always explained what was happening and going on with our case. When everything was settled we felt a sense of loss in our relationship with them. It’s always hard to let friends go but we would highly recommend them to anyone needing help. They were that great!
I definitely would recommend Dan Stratemeyer for all your personal injury needs. I called him after I had broke my arm in the parking lot of a business and he was more than willing to take my case. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and straight to the point about everything that was going to take place. His assistant Angela was amazing too. She is extremely sweet and kept me informed on what was happening with my case. Dan got me more than what I was expecting and that made me extremely happy.So if you ever need a personal injury lawyer, Dan is your man. Thank you so much Dan and Angela for everything both of you have done for me. I would definitely use y'all again if I ever had to. The best lawyer in Paducah.
So thankful for the service I received from Kristi Schaaf and Marsha Reed it was outstanding."
Marsha and Kristi are the best! They answered all my questions accurately and promptly. I highly recommend Saladino and Schaaf.
I have retained Saladino and Schaaf On more than one occasion. And if for any reason I were to need a lawyer They would be my very first choice. From the time that you enter the front door of their office the interaction with the secretaries all the way up to include your interaction with the attorneys is very Professional as well as friendly and courteous. The attorney representing me in this case was Christy and her assistant MARSHA we’re excellent always quick to answer questions and help in anyway she could.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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