Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyers

Kentucy Personal Injury Lawyers, Saladino & Schaaf Accident Injury Law

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.

Saladino & Schaaf – Providing Legal Representation for Personal Injury Cases in Kentucky Since 1984

Welcome to Saladino & Schaaf, your experienced and dedicated legal team for personal injury cases throughout Kentucky. When accidents happen and injuries occur due to the negligence of others, it’s important to have knowledgeable and skilled legal advocates by your side. Our team of Kentucky personal injury lawyers is committed to fighting for your rights and helping you seek the compensation you deserve.

Why Experience Matters

Personal injury cases can be complex and demanding, involving intricate legal procedures and negotiations with insurance companies. Having a team of experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyers on your side can make a difference in the outcome of your case. We understand the challenges you’re facing – from mounting medical bills to emotional distress – and we are here to guide you through the legal process with compassion and dedication.

Our Approach

At Saladino & Schaaf, we believe every client deserves personalized attention and a tailored legal strategy. Our Kentucky personal injury attorneys take the time to understand the unique circumstances of your case and work to build a strong and compelling argument on your behalf. We’re not just legal professionals; we’re advocates who are passionate about seeking justice for our clients.

Free Consultation

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your personal injury case. During this consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to share your story, ask questions, and learn more about how our team can assist you. 

Why Choose Saladino & Schaaf?

When it comes to choosing the right legal representation for your personal injury case, experience matters. Don’t let the complexities of the legal system overwhelm you during this challenging time. Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers are here to guide you every step of the way. We have successfully represented many person injury clients in the past. 

Contact Saladino & Schaaf today to schedule your free consultation. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

A Legacy of Legal Excellence

Saladino & Schaaf has a long established history in the field of personal injury law. Our commitment to successfully advocating for the rights of our clients is part of our legacy. We’ve helped clients recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from accidents caused by negligence.

Successful Settlements and Verdicts

While every case is different, our Kentucky personal injury attorneys have a history of achieving favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients. We understand that each case is unique, and we tailor our strategies to maximize the compensation you deserve. Whether through skillful negotiations or aggressive litigation, we’re prepared to go the extra mile to ensure your rights are protected and your voice is heard.

Client-Centric Approach

At Saladino & Schaaf, we believe that strong attorney-client relationships are the foundation of successful legal representation. We’re not just lawyers; we’re dedicated advocates who genuinely care about the well-being of our clients. From your initial consultation to the resolution of your case, you can expect personalized attention.

Transparent Counsel

We understand the importance of transparency in legal matters. Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers provide an open level of communication, ensuring you’re well-informed about the progress of your case, potential outcomes, and any legal complexities. We’re here to address your concerns and answer your questions.

Your Partner in Pursuing Justice

When you choose Saladino & Schaaf, you’re choosing more than just legal representation – you’re choosing a partner in pursuing justice. We’re dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process, understand your rights, and achieve the best possible outcome for your personal injury case.

Comprehensive Personal Injury Legal Services in Kentucky

Personal injury cases encompass a wide range of circumstances, each with its unique challenges and legal intricacies. As experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyers, we offer comprehensive legal services to address various types of personal injury cases across the state.

Our Personal Injury Legal Services

Car Accidents

From minor collisions to serious crashes, our experienced Kentucky personal injury attorneys understand car accident cases. We work diligently to gather evidence, assess liability, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Truck Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks can lead to devastating consequences. Our skilled legal team has the knowledge and resources to handle complex truck accident cases. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

You may have a valid slip and fall case if you’ve been injured on someone else’s property due to negligence. Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers can help you build a strong case to hold responsible parties accountable.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to another’s negligence is a traumatic experience. Our Kentucky personal injury attorneys are here to help you seek justice and compensation for your loss.

Our Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Are On Your Side

When faced with the aftermath of a personal injury, choosing the right legal representation can impact the outcome of your case. At Saladino & Schaaf, our commitment to excellence and dedication to our clients set us apart from others in the field. We’ve helped individuals and families recover compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Personalized Attention and Care

We understand that personal injury cases are not just about legal matters – they’re about people’s lives. That’s why we provide personalized attention and care to each client.  Our Kentucky personal injury attorneys are here to listen, support, and fight for your best interests.

No Fees Unless We Win

Seeking justice shouldn’t be a financial burden. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay us any attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation for your case. Our focus is on your well-being and achieving the outcome you deserve.

Free Case Assessment 

Your journey to justice starts with a conversation. We offer a free initial consultation where you can discuss your potential case with our experienced Kentucky personal injury attorneys. During this consultation, we can assess the details of your situation, answer your questions, and provide an assessment of your legal options.

Meet Our Attorneys

At Saladino & Schaaf, our team of experienced Kentucky personal injury attorneys is dedicated to being your trusted advocates during times of uncertainty. We understand the challenges you face after an injury and are committed to providing you with the legal guidance and representation you deserve.

Gary E. Schaaf

Gary Schaaf earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Louisville. With a legal career spanning 30 years in Kentucky, he has dedicated the past 27 years to assisting individuals and families affected by injuries or loss caused by the negligence of others.

As the firm’s managing partner, Mr. Schaaf has actively participated in many trials, settlements, mediations, and appellate decisions. His vast experience encompasses a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including incidents arising from car collisions, motorcycle and truck mishaps, hospital negligence, river-related injuries, and nursing home abuse.

Kristi Saladino Schaaf

Kristi Saladino Schaaf graduated magna cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 1991, achieving dual degrees in psychology and speech communications for her undergraduate studies. She then received her Juris Doctorate degree from Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law. With a legal career spanning 29 years in Kentucky, Kristi has helped hundreds of motor vehicle accident clients. 

Joseph A. Saladino

Joe Saladino attained his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Western Kentucky University before completing his Juris Doctorate in 2004 at Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Before his association with Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC, he served as a Kentucky Court of Appeals law clerk.

Focusing his efforts on cases involving motor vehicle accidents, semi-truck collisions, premises liability, and workers’ compensation, Mr. Saladino dedicates his legal practice to these areas.

Dan Stratemeyer

Dan Stratemeyer graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1989, earning an undergraduate degree in finance. In 1992, at the age of 23, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Following his legal education, Dan dedicated 11 years to a law firm handling insurance defense. His journey led him to join Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC in 2004, infusing his background in insurance defense with a distinctive perspective for effectively advocating for his clients.

Dan’s legal focus encompasses motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, product liability, and premises liability, where he applies his experience to serve his clients diligently.

Luke McCall

Luke McCall received his Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University in 2001, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. He later graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2010, directing his legal studies toward litigation and alternative dispute resolution. During his time in law school, he contributed to a local law office specializing in criminal defense and personal injury cases. Upon completing his degree, Luke embarked on a clerkship under the guidance of the Hon. Tim Kaltenbach with the McCracken Circuit Court. He tackled criminal, civil, and administrative law matters in this role.

In 2011, Luke joined a law firm where he primarily practiced civil and workers’ compensation defense. His focal points encompassed insurance defense, auto liability, and premises liability cases. He simultaneously nurtured a criminal defense practice, earning recognition with the 2015 Public Advocate Award for his dedicated work as a conflict attorney with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. Throughout his career, Luke has taken numerous civil and criminal cases to verdict in Kentucky state courts. He has also litigated civil cases in federal court and handled appeals in both civil and criminal proceedings.

Luke joined Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC in 2022. His admission to practice extends across all state courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Answers to Common Questions About Personal Injury Cases in Kentucky

What is a personal injury case?

A personal injury case arises when someone is injured due to another party’s negligence. or intentional actions. These types of cases encompass a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, hospital malpractice, and more.

How can I determine if I have a valid personal injury claim?

To determine the validity of your claim, consult our experienced Kentucky personal injury attorneys. They can evaluate the details of your potential case, assess liability, and help you understand your legal options.

What compensation can I seek in a personal injury case?

Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our skilled attorneys can help you identify the types of damages applicable to your case.

Do I need to go to court for a personal injury case?

Not all personal injury cases go to court. Many are settled through negotiations. However, our experienced attorneys are prepared to litigate your case if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

Do I need an attorney for my personal injury case?   

Having an experienced Kentucky personal injury attorney may increase your chances of receiving fair compensation. Attorneys navigate complex legal processes, gather evidence, and negotiate on your behalf.

How much does hiring an attorney cost?

We usually handle personal injury matters on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay attorney’s fees upfront. Our fees are contingent upon the compensation we recover for you. 

How do I get started with a personal injury case?

Begin by contacting Saladino & Schaaf to schedule a free consultation. During this meeting, we can discuss the details of your case, answer your questions, and provide you with the best course of action.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

Bringing any relevant documents, such as medical records, accident reports, and correspondence from insurance companies is helpful. 

Have more questions about personal injury cases in Kentucky? 

Contact Saladino & Schaaf for answers regarding your situation. We’re here to guide you through the legal process and provide the information you need to make informed decisions.

Contact Saladino & Schaaf for Your Free Consultation

Experienced Representation

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, Saladino & Schaaf is here to provide the legal support and guidance you need. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you’re facing, and we’re committed to helping you seek justice and compensation.

Reach Out for Your Free Consultation

Take the first step by scheduling your free consultation with our experienced Kentucky personal injury attorneys. During this consultation, we can:

  • Listen to the details of your case
  • Provide an assessment of your situation
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Explain your legal rights and options

How to Reach Us

Getting in touch with Saladino & Schaaf is easy:

Two Convenient Office Locations

We have office two office locations in Kentucky to serve you better. Visit us at:

  • Saladino & Schaaf – 700 Clark Street, Paducah, KY 42003
  • Saladino & Schaaf – 316 N. 12th Street, Murray, KY 42071

Your Legal Journey Starts Here

Don’t let your personal injury case overwhelm you. Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process, advocate for your rights, and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact Saladino & Schaaf today to schedule your free consultation.

  • Very professional. Great work and communication. Would definitely use again for legal needs.

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    Joe Robertson Avatar Joe Robertson
    May 24, 2023
  • Marsha and Kristi are the best! They answered all my questions accurately and promptly. I highly recommend Saladino and Schaaf.

    Joel Gilbow Avatar Joel Gilbow
    October 27, 2020
  • I was in a wreck in September of 2022 and went to Saladino & Schaaf for help with dealing with my injury claim. I was never disappointed with the service they provided me. Kristi and her paralegal, Marsha, did a great job handling everything for me, keeping me updated throughout the process, and helping me understand what was happening. Hopefully I never need to go through an injury settlement again but if I do, I will definitely come back to them!

    Megan Gilbert Avatar Megan Gilbert
    May 24, 2023
  • Archie and I cannot say enough good things about Dan. It is so important, and sometimes difficult to find someone who is honest, ethical, and keeps their word. Dan is all of this and more. He was patient with us, helped us to understand the process, and he always put our best interest first. We are so appreciative of him and all he did for us. We would highly recommend Saladino & Schaaf to anyone.

    Renee Stowe Avatar Renee Stowe
    March 19, 2020
  • Very professional and they explain everything and do their very best to make sure you are fully taken care of. The BEST in town by far!

    ginny ford Avatar ginny ford
    February 7, 2024

Meet Our Team

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.

Areas of Practice

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