Uncertainty is normal when you find yourself up against the possibility of a criminal conviction or dealing with the physical and emotional stress that accompanies a serious injury. What are my rights? Do I have a valid injury claim? Do I need to work with an attorney? We have answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding these areas. However, the best way to have a clear understanding of your legal situation is to contact our office and schedule an opportunity to have all of your questions answered in a friendly, supportive environment.
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I was seriously injured in an accident and the responsible party’s insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I take it?
You should not accept any settlement until speaking with a dedicated Kentucky personal injury attorney to determine whether the settlement which you are being offered is fair.
Will my personal injury case go to trial?
Most personal injury cases settle out of court. However, it is important to retain an aggressive personal injury lawyer with a proven reputation for going to trial when necessary. Knowing that a personal injury attorney is willing to go to court on behalf of their client makes insurance companies much more likely to offer a fair settlement to them.
Once you are arrested by a Kentucky law enforcement officer, you have important rights. You have the right under the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution to remain silent so as to avoid self-incrimination. You also have the right to a phone call and the right to a Kentucky criminal defense attorney. If you cannot afford to hire a criminal defense lawyer, the court will appoint you a public defender.
What can I expect following a conviction for a felony or misdemeanor crime?
The outcomes of a conviction for a criminal charge vary depending on the nature of the crime, but generally include some combination of prison time and extensive fines. A felony conviction can compromise your ability to be gainfully employed following your release from jail. You can also expect to be prohibited from owning a firearm as well as voting. Other consequences of a criminal conviction may include parole, fines, electronic monitoring, or required attendance at counseling programs, especially if drunk driving, drugs, or violent crimes are involved.