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Accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in Kentucky, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Most accidental deaths in the Bluegrass State are the result of a fall, but traffic accidents are the second leading cause. No matter the type of accident you were injured in, you can seek compensation for your injuries caused by a negligent party.
Accidents in Kentucky
Three of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the US reported according to the CDC include:
Poisonings including drug overdoses
After heart disease and cancer, traffic accidents kill hundreds of Kentuckians and leave thousands injured. The Kentucky Department of Transportation reports that in 2015, there were over 127,000 traffic accidents that resulted in 612 traffic deaths and thousands of injuries.
Other leading causes of accidental death in Kentucky
The Kentucky Department for Public Health reports that 1,067 Kentuckians died from unintentional poisonings in 2013; those deaths include drug poisoning. The second leading cause of accidental deaths were falls which lead to thousands of hospitalizations and injuries.
Getting medical treatment
Victims of accidents should seek medical treatment immediately even if they think their injuries are minor. Sometimes accident victims don’t think their injuries are serious and refuse to go to the hospital or doctor. Waiting to get medical attention can make a person’s injury worse and can make it harder for a victim to recover a generous settlement.
If you are injured in any type of accident, make an appointment with your doctor or visit a local hospital:
University of Louisville Hospital
530 S Jackson St., Louisville, KY 40202
Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital,
4001 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
Baptist Health Lexington
1740 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
Kentucky One Health – Saint Joseph Hospital
1 St Joseph Dr., Lexington, KY 40504
TJ Samson Community Hospital
1301 N Race St, Glasgow, KY 42141
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
1801 Ashley Cir, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Statute of limitations
If you suffered a severe injury in a car collision, slip and fall accident, or pedestrian crash, you have should file your personal injury claim within one year of the date of your accident.
Injury victims who want to go to court should file their claim with the civil court nearest their Kentucky location. Civil claims over $5,000 must be filed in a Circuit Court. Following is a list of circuit courts for some Kentucky cities:
The Circuit Court of Louisville:
Civil Circuit Division
Jefferson County Judicial Center
700 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
The Circuit Court of Lexington:
200 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507
The Circuit Court of Bowling Green:
241 East Main Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Civil Court of Owensboro
423 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Speak to a personal injury lawyer in Kentucky
A slip and fall in a retail store, a workplace accident or a traffic crash, can lead to devastating and costly injuries. That is why you should allow USAttorneys to connect you with a knowledgeable attorney to help with your personal injury claim. We have a skilled team of accident attorneys in Kentucky to assist victims of all types of accident. Call and set up a consultation with an expert in Kentucky’s personal injury laws.
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Slip and fall accident