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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Q: What does personal injury mean?
A: Personal injury means any kind of accident or occurrence that leads to bodily injury. Hance & Srinivasan is experienced in representing these types of personal injury cases:

        Vehicle Accident
        Aquatic Accident
        Medical Malpractice
        Drug and Medicine Injury
        Construction Site Injury
        Workplace Injury
        Product Defect
        Birth Injury
        Nursing Home Neglect
        Aviation Accident

Q: What does wrongful death mean?
A: It is a death caused by a willful act or the negligence of another. Hance & Srinivasan is experienced in representing wrongful death as a result of these circumstances:

        Vehicle Accident
        Aquatic Accident
        Medical Malpractice
        Drug and Medicine Injury
        Construction Site Injury
        Workplace Injury
        Product Defect
        Birth Injury
        Nursing Home Neglect
        Aviation Accident

Q: How soon after an injury should I file a claim or lawsuit?
A: It is advisable that you file a claim or lawsuit as quickly as possible. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the time frame or “statute of limitations” varies according to the nature of the personal injury or wrongful death. The Statute may be as short as one year from the time of the injury.

Q: How do I know if I have a legitimate personal injury or wrongful death case?
A: If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed, and you believe it is the fault of someone else (such as a company, person, or their property or pet) then it is possible that you have a legitimate personal injury or wrongful death case. By contacting Hance & Srinivasan, you can find out if your individual situation warrants legal action or not. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to examine the facts of your case. Whether or not you have a viable case, there is no fee for this initial consultation.

Q: What types of financial compensation can I get in a personal injury claim?
A: If you are the victim of a personal injury you are entitled to recover money for all losses and expenses you incur as a result of an accident. You may recover: medical bills, lost wages (including overtime), loss of future income, pain and suffering, physical disability, disfigurement, dismemberment, permanent scars, emotional trauma, mental anguish, mental disability, property damage, and wrongful death.

Q: Should I see a doctor if I've had a personal injury ?
A: Whether you have a viable claim or not, you should always seek medical attention as needed, and as soon as possible, if you are involved in any kind of accident. You should see a doctor for the purpose of seeking medical treatment only. You can make a personal injury claim without seeing a doctor, but getting medical treatment as needed should be your priority.

Q: What should I do if I am in an auto accident?
A: If you are involved in any accident:

    call 911 IMMEDIATELY if you or anyone else has been injured, and lend aid to the injured or tend to your own injuries until emergency services arrive
    contact the local police
    take down the names and numbers of persons who witnessed the accident
    move out of the way of oncoming traffic, especially at night - stay calm
    seek medical treatment as needed

Do not wait to receive a police report for accident before contacting an attorney regarding your potential personal injury claim. Accident reports can take up to 15 days.

Q: What if I am injured at work or on a construction site?
A: Immediately report the accident and your injury to your employer or supervisor. You may compromise your ability to file a compensation claim if you do not report your accident and injury within 90 days. You should also seek medical treatment, which may be your own physician or one recommended by your employer.