While many of us think that a serious injury can’t happen to us, the unfortunate fact about life is that injury can happen to anyone at any time. While injuries that we cause to ourselves can be painful, we can accept them more easily because they were our own fault. However injuries caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness can be extremely difficult to cope with. You may ask question like, “Why me?,” “What did I do to deserve this?” or “Will I ever recover?” While the law cannot answer these questions, it can work to make your whole through monetary damages. Ken Kieklak, Attorney at Law can work to help you start putting your life back together by holding the responsible party accountable.
What Kinds of Damages are Available in a Personal Injury Suit?
While the exact amount of potential damages will depend on the injury, circumstance and many other factors, there are certain types of injuries that are typically available in personal injury lawsuits. The category of these damages is typically termed compensatory damages. Damages of this type are intended to compensation you for your losses or injuries. These damages can include:
- Your injuries
- Your pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Property damage
- Hospital bills
- Physical therapy bills
The foregoing is only a selection of the types of damages you may recover following a severe injury caused by another person. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney can provide insight into the types and amounts of damages you may be entitled to,
Are There Time Limits on Personal Injury Claims?
Yes, there is a statute of limitations that applies to personal injury actions in the state of Arkansas. The time limit for you to bring a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of the injury. A statute of limitations is imposed because it encourages people to bring their claims against another person or business or lose them. This mechanism to encourage people to come forward contemporaneously serves to increase the likelihood that matters are decided before evidence is lost or destroyed and memories of the events fade. Furthermore, limiting the time period the suit can be brought during ensures that liability is limited and does not exist in perpetuity.
What types of personal injuries do you handle?
Ken Kieklak can address a broad array of injury types and mechanisms of injuries. Types of injuries we have worked with in the past includes:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Injuries due to a medical device
- Severe burns
- Loss of sight or hearing due to injury
- Mistaken amputation of body part
- Loss of limb
Unfortunately the foregoing injuries and conditions can occur in an accident of any type. For instance, even the relatively simple and straightforward slip and fall accident can result in serious consequences. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors and older adults.
Car, commercial truck, motorcycle accidents are also responsible for a significant number of severe injuries and wrongful deaths. While most people may consider an accident to be the sole source of automotive injuries, the GM ignition switch recall and Takata exploding airbags show that a manufacturing or design defect can also be the cause of highway injuries.
Let Rogers, Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney Ken Kieklak Help
If you have suffered a serious injury because of another person’s recklessness or carelessness, Ken Kieklak can fight to hold them accountable for your injuries. For more than 20 years Ken Kieklak has been dedicated to hard-working Arkansans. To schedule your free and confidential personal injury consultation call (479) 316-0438 or contact us online.