We Help with Complex TBI Cases
Our experienced Kentucky brain injury lawyer knows the devastation a family feels when one of their loved ones sustains a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence. Such injuries are life changing and often irreversible. Suddenly, the future becomes uncertain as huge medical bills roll in, creating tremendous financial strain.
You don’t have to go it alone. Brain injury lawyer Billy Johnson has worked with many families who are just like you, and he is committed to achieving legal justice and securing for his clients the financial compensation that they deserve. The carelessness and negligence of another person or company should never mean the disintegration of your family’s well-being. Don’t let that happen. Billy will hold the insurance companies and corporations accountable, and he will not rest until your future is secure.
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Why Choose Our Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer
Trust the Experienced Representation You Receive at the Billy Johnson Law Firm
After you suffer a head injury because someone else created a situation that led to an accident, you can experience a lot of emotions. You may fear the future as you hope to recover from your injuries. You may worry about how you will earn a living or pay your medical bills as you work to heal. You may have anger at the person or business that caused your traumatic brain injury (TBI).
As trusted Kentucky TBI lawyers, the team at the Johnson Law Firm wants you to know that all these emotions are normal. And if one of your emotions involves confusion about what to do next, our team is ready to help you. When you hire Billy Johnson, trust that we will work for you alone. We do not worry about whether our work on your behalf causes problems for the insurer. After all, you did not do anything wrong, and your well-being is our only concern.
Our Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer Stands Up for Your Rights
Quite frankly, your well-being should be the concern of the insurance company, too. Far too often, though, this is not the case. Insurers are for-profit companies that want to boost their profits by limiting the amount of money they pay to victims like you. Fortunately, our team knows the techniques and tricks that insurance companies use, and we are ready to counteract them, always working toward helping you win the best possible settlement.
Some of the key reasons that our past clients picked us to represent them and were pleased with our service and attention to detail include:
- We love our community: The team at the Johnson Law Firm lives and works in the Pikeville area. We treat our clients like family, and we promise we will be here to support you well after your case concludes.
- We believe in communication: We never want our clients to wonder about the status of the case. We encourage you to visit our office in person, to call us on the phone, or to reach out via social media, text, or email.
- We answer your questions: We spend the time required to build a strategy for your case, getting to know you and your goals for the outcome. We are always available to answer questions from our clients.
- We use our experience to your benefit: Attorney Billy Johnson has been practicing law for 35-plus years. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree as well. He’s a member of the Pike County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
- We focus only on personal injury cases: We only represent victims in personal injury cases, including those involving brain injuries, meaning we know how to combat insurance companies when they are treating you unfairly.
- We have compassion for helping victims: Above all else, we believe in treating our clients with compassion. We know the hardships that brain injuries can cause, and we also know that insurers often treat you like a nuisance after your injury. Ensuring fair and respectful treatment from insurers for our clients is at the heart of everything we do.
Past Results and Testimonials Show Our Commitment to Our Clients
At the Johnson Law Firm, our Kentucky TBI lawyers know that our words mean only so much. We believe strongly in letting our actions speak for themselves. Our team has won several seven-figure settlements for past clients, including a $6 million settlement when a young child suffered a severe head injury. We cannot promise we will win an amount equal to this in your case, but we do promise to work just as hard for you as we worked in that case and for all our clients.
We also appreciate the testimonials our past clients leave for us after we represent them. We take pride in seeing the different ways we helped, both in obtaining the settlement they were trying to win and in supporting them emotionally through the balance of the case and beyond. It’s easy for us to promise to give you the highest level of service, because this is simply who we are.
How Our Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Our Brain Injury Attorneys in Kentucky Fight for You
Brain injury cases are complex, and it takes a deep knowledge of the law to construct a strong legal argument. It also takes financial resources to gather evidence, to compile eyewitness statements, and to hire expert witnesses, if needed. These are all things our skilled and experienced Kentucky brain injury attorney can bring to the table. It often is too much for one individual to try to do all of this on their own, without the help of a trained brain injury attorney. Billy has been a successful personal injury attorney for many years, and his talent and commitment increase your chances of a favorable outcome.
This means getting the maximum amount of compensation and handling the routine work involved in head injury claims. Our attorneys do everything from filing paperwork to crafting a strategy that will be implemented in trial or settlement negotiations.
Trust Our Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer to Protect Your Rights
Without hiring an attorney, you’d need to learn an overwhelming amount of information about injury law. The learning curve is rather steep in this area. In a personal injury claim, you should leave as little to chance as possible. By hiring our Kentucky brain injury lawyer, you’ll be placing your claim in the hands of someone who has a deep understanding of the routine procedures that must be followed and the big-picture approach to a successful injury claim.
How Do I Know if I Have a Head Injury Claim?
The biggest indicators of a potential claim are (1) the existence of costly injuries caused by (2) the negligence of another person. In other words, if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury that was someone else’s fault, consider your legal options for a claim.
There are other indicators that you may have a valid head injury claim. For example, if you were involved in a car accident and the police report suggests that the other driver was responsible, that’s a strong sign you have a viable claim. Our skilled Kentucky TBI lawyers will be able to evaluate your case to determine the likelihood of your claim’s success. We can discuss your case during a free consultation before you decide whether to hire us.
Statute of Limitations in Kentucky
There’s a time limit on how long you have to file an injury claim. This is called the statute of limitations. Kentucky’s statute of limitations is one year from the time you suffered the injury. This time limit in Kentucky is shorter than it is in other states, so that means you don’t have a lot of time to make your decision and get the ball rolling. If you are considering filing a claim after suffering a traumatic brain injury, it’s in your best interests to act quickly.
At the Johnson Law Firm, we handle cases involving all types of brain injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered one of these injuries in a vehicle crash, workplace accident, or an accident at a commercial or retail location, you may have a brain injury claim. We can discuss your situation and the legal options you have during a free initial case review.
Hiring Our Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer Costs Nothing Up Front
Attorneys can charge clients in many different ways. At the Johnson Law Firm, our Kentucky brain injury lawyer works on a contingency fee basis, which means that we accept a fee only if we win your case. If your claim is successful, our attorney’s fees are paid by the defendant as part of the settlement or jury award. If for some reason your claim is not successful, then you owe us nothing. This takes the financial burden off our clients in the event that their claim does not result in compensation.
How Does a Negotiated Settlement Work with Our Kentucky TBI Lawyers?
A settlement is the result of negotiations between the opposing parties involved in a lawsuit. The representatives of the plaintiff (the injured party) and the defendant (the negligent party) will seek a compromise in the form of financial compensation.
We will attempt to make the settlement as substantial as possible by building a solid case and by dealing firmly with the other side. Brain injury attorney Billy Johnson has years of experience in these types of negotiations, and he knows when an insurance company or corporation is trying to low-ball one of his clients. His insights and experience are invaluable in working to secure the best compensation possible.
How Our Kentucky Brain Injury Attorney Can Help with a Successful Claim
Our Kentucky brain injury attorney prepares a great deal of paperwork, does a substantial amount of research, and goes through several necessary processes when filing a claim. But brain injury attorneys in Kentucky that achieve the biggest results for clients go much further than simply covering the day-to-day business of handling a claim. They consult expert witnesses, take several depositions, work with their client to prepare them for their own depositions, look for relevant rulings in similar cases, and spend time explaining the progress of a case to their client. This is what brain injury lawyer Billy Johnson does. He goes that extra mile to make sure he has done everything he can to position his clients for a favorable legal outcome.
A successful lawsuit requires skilled, experienced brain injury attorneys in Kentucky who know how to get results that reflect the harm the client suffered. This is particularly true of traumatic brain injury cases, which are known for their complexity.
Brain Injury Case FAQ
Our Kentucky brain injury lawyer can answer many questions about your potential injury case. However, you might like to know more information about the questions below, which pertain to nearly all brain injury cases.
What expenses are covered by an injury claim?
Brain injuries can be incredibly costly for a sufferer. The expenses incurred as a result of an injury are commonly referred to as damages. Damages include the economic impact of an injury, such as medical bills, property damages, and lost income due to time missed at work or reduced earning capacity. Damages also include other consequences of an injury, such as pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life. While these damages are more difficult to quantify, our experienced brain injury attorneys in Kentucky will know how much to seek in non-economic damages.
Who can be sued for a brain injury?
The person who was at fault for an accident that resulted in a brain injury will generally be the party named as the defendant in an injury claim. In some situations, this is obvious. For example, a driver who falls asleep at the wheel and strikes another vehicle will be liable for the damage they caused.
In other cases, multiple parties might be responsible for someone’s injury, in which case several people might be named as defendants. As a client, if you have additional questions about the parties that can be sued in your case, Billy Johnson is ready to answer them.
What does negligence mean?
Negligence means a failure to take a reasonable amount of care. Negligence is careless or reckless behavior. It is not necessary that someone intended to cause harm for them to be considered negligent — only that the person acted in a manner that was irresponsible.
How is fault determined in a brain injury case?
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you might have strong opinions about who was to blame for your injury. However, from a legal perspective, our Kentucky brain injury lawyer must consider several factors when determining fault. We look at police reports, talk to witnesses, and investigate the circumstances and contributing factors of an injury to find out exactly who should be held responsible.
Our Kentucky traumatic brain injury lawyer can determine if someone’s negligence led to a TBI, which would provide the basis of the injury case.
Would I have to testify at a trial?
That is a decision that our Kentucky brain injury lawyer and you make together. In some cases, a plaintiff or members of their family testify in the courtroom, while in other trials, this may not be the case. Whatever happens, you will be involved in the decision making. For now, it is not something to worry about, because it’s a long distance between filing a claim and testifying in court. Your case may reach a settlement and never even go to trial.
One of the most challenging aspects of a case like this is being able to understand all the medical terminology you are hearing from doctors. Even though you are living with the TBI, you may not be entirely clear on how it may affect your life, especially if your doctors are using complex terms. Our brain injury lawyer in Kentucky is available to answer questions to help you understand the most important aspects of your health outlook. If we are unsure, count on us to seek answers from expert medical professionals. And of course, we will explain your legal rights related to seeking compensation as well.
CONCUSSION AWARENESS: IT’S A NO-BRAINER
Justin Bieber ran into a glass wall; a backup dancer struck Lady Gaga on the head with a pole; Hillary Clinton hit her head when she fainted; Elvis Presley blacked out after banging his head on the side of a bathtub. It’s human nature to check for bleeding and, usually finding none, we rub the spot that hurts and carry on. But that’s the insidious nature of concussions — if there is any bleeding or swelling, it’s internal. Keep Reading
Common Accidents Where Traumatic Brain Injuries May Occur
Brain injuries can be complex and overwhelming. Our Kentucky traumatic brain injury lawyer is here to help victims in a wide range of TBI cases, such as those whose injuries arise from:
- Car wrecks
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck wrecks
- Defective products
- Gas explosions
- Slips and falls
- Workplace accidents.
We know that many victims suffer their TBI injury in a vehicular accident (car, truck, motorcycle, ATV) or at work. Still, a significant number of victims suffer a slip-and-fall injury in a public place or suffer a sports injury.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes were the third-leading cause of TBI-related deaths, trailing falls and suicide. Crashes were the second-leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations, trailing only falls.
Blunt-Force Trauma and Work-Related Injuries
Blunt-force trauma is a more serious type of vehicle accident-related TBI. Blunt-force trauma can also happen when the victim is ejected from the vehicle. TBIs are common occurrences in bicycle, motorcycle, or ATV mishaps when riders don’t wear a protective helmet and don’t have access to seat belts.
According to a WorkCare fact sheet, TBI accounted for 22 percent of all work-related injury fatalities during a recent study period. Many of these fatal head injuries related to falls, with blunt-force trauma also ranking high on the list.
Certain industries pose a higher risk of TBI-related accidents, including construction, transportation, agriculture, forestry, fishing, and emergency medical services. Construction workers are by far most likely to suffer a TBI on the job.
Common reasons for workplace TBIs include failure to wear a hard hat or wearing a damaged or inferior quality hard hat and suffering either a slip-and-fall accident or being hit by a falling object. Other workplace mishaps that can cause TBIs involve machinery accidents and toxic chemical exposure.
Regardless of the cause of your injury, if you believe it was caused by negligent actions of others, talk to our Kentucky traumatic brain injury lawyer to find out whether you have a case. Billy Johnson is a KY SuperLawyer and a Million Dollar Advocate, so you’ll have an attorney with strong experience and a winning record on your side.
Do This After Suffering a Brain Injury
Brain injury symptoms may be mild at first and worsen over time. You should seek medical attention if you experience an accident that you believe could involve a TBI. See a doctor immediately and tell someone in authority about the accident that led to the potential brain injury. In the case of a car accident, this means alerting the police about the crash and your desire to seek medical care. If you suffer a head injury on the job, alert your supervisor as soon as possible, verbally at first and later in writing, once you are able to do so.
In the days, weeks, and months that follow, keep copies of all documents related to your brain injury. This can later be used to determine how much you should seek in a claim. If you suspect that your injury is serious, and if you are considering taking legal action, contact our Kentucky traumatic brain injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability across the globe. The CDC reports that TBIs account for approximately 2.2 million emergency room visits, 280,000 hospitalizations, and 50,000 deaths annually.
More specific than the term “brain injury” (which may refer to any damage, slight or catastrophic), a TBI occurs when sudden trauma to the head disrupts the brain’s function. According to the CDC, the most common causes of TBIs are:
- Vehicle accidents
- Unintentional blunt force trauma
TBI can produce a number of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral effects. Many victims experience significant changes to otherwise normal lives. According to the CDC, about 5.3 million Americans currently live with a TBI-related disability.
Don’t Delay, Call Billy Johnson Today
With each day that passes, new symptoms can arise, and additional care may be needed after experiencing TBI. That means large medical and doctor bills and a less-than-certain future for you and your family. It is important that you hire our Kentucky TBI lawyers sooner rather than later so that we can begin the legal process to seek compensation for you.
Negligent parties need to be held accountable, and you need to secure the financial compensation you deserve. Billy is a compassionate and caring Kentucky brain injury attorney who looks out for his clients by aggressively going after insurance companies and large corporations. For a free initial consultation about your case, call Billy at 606-437-4488. You are under no obligation to hire us after this consultation.
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