Category: Accident Law

Have you been severely injured in an accident?

 injured in an accident

A catastrophic injury is a serious physical injury with long-term consequences such as head trauma, spinal cord injuries, eye injuries, multiple fractures and severe burns. Many catastrophic injuries result in permanent disabilities like brain damage, paralysis and blindness. People who have suffered a catastrophic injury are usually unable to work and often require lifetime treatment and care. In addition to the physical and emotional trauma of a catastrophic injury, a seriously hurt person will often face severe financial hardships due to escalating medical costs and related expenses.

If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury from an accident, medical malpractice or nursing home abuse, contact a Northern Kentucky personal injury lawyer to find out about personal injury compensation. If the injury was caused by a person or entity's negligent behavior, you may be eligible for monetary damages for your losses.

There are many different types of accidents that cause a catastrophic injury, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, boat accidents and truck accidents. Severe injuries can also happen from a fall, and workplace accident, as well as medical procedure and surgical errors. Contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney today to find out your rights to compensation for catastrophic injuries and how to file a personal injury claim.

Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Covington

Robert Raper is a skilled personal injury lawyer and former insurance defense attorney that will aggressively seek compensation for your catastrophic injury. He is familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to prevent or delay claims, and can confidently guide you through the process. A personal injury settlement can include compensation for:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical costs
  • Physical therapy
  • Home care
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Lost current and future wages

When you have been harmed by someone's careless or reckless actions, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. The firm can evaluate your case and provide skilled legal representation when seeking the benefits you are owed.

Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents

Recreational boating is one activity that is enjoyed by people all across the nation. Spending a day out on the water is one of America's most treasured pastimes. Unfortunately, when boaters fail to behave responsibly, boating accidents can occur, injuring innocent people that happen to be in harm's way. If you or someone you love were injured in a boating accident, then you are urged to contact a Covington personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Two major factors contribute to the total number of boating accidents, and they involve watery safety inexperience and alcohol consumption. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2007, 86% of boating accident fatalities occurred on boats where the driver was not trained in boating safety. Although recreational activities involving large bodies of water have their inherent risks, it's all the more reason why those who operate boats must exercise the highest level of care for their own sake, and for the health and safety of those around them.

Boating Accidents and Injuries

Boating accidents occur on private boats and personal watercrafts all across the state of Kentucky. Accidents can involve collisions with other boats, slips and falls on a boat, sinking and falls off of the boat itself. While a non-commercial boat is designed to carry two or more people, people can also sustain life-threatening injuries on personal watercrafts such as jet skis, wave runners, and sea-doos.

Much like driver negligence, boater negligence can spell disaster for unsuspecting men, women and children. When negligent drivers of boats, watercrafts and jet skis cause serious injuries or even death to passengers, or passengers of other boats or watercrafts, or to swimmers, then those responsible should be held accountable for their actions.

Boating Accidents

Covington Boating Accident Lawyer

Boater negligence can lead to serious injuries and death to those around them. Attorney Robert Raper represents boat accident victims in their personal injury cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident, he would like the opportunity to pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf. He understands what types of physical and financial challenges you are up against; therefore, he wants to help you to obtain as much compensation as possible. Although no amount of money will erase the event, it can help you receive the highest quality medical care while giving your family the money it needs to move on from this tragic event.

Truck Accident

Truck AccidentTruck Accident Information

Accidents involving trucks comprise a large percentage of the six million motor vehicle accidents that occur on an annual basis in the United States. These accidents are frequently the most serious of any traffic accident, for a variety of reasons. The primary reason is that of the significant size difference between a truck (be it an 18 wheeler or a delivery truck) and a standard passenger vehicle, such as a car or SUV. Most semi trucks outweigh passenger vehicles by a substantial margin, in some cases by a factor of 10. They can also be much larger in dimension, with some being 60 feet longer than even the largest SUV. This can result in an accident in which great damage is done to the smaller vehicle, with severe injuries being inflicted on those inside.

If you have been harmed in a truck accident, you will want to consult with an experienced Northern Kentucky personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Robert Raper has worked in a legal capacity in the area of personal injury for many years, including serving as an insurance defense attorney. He has a unique insight into the area that allows him to provide knowledgeable, aggressive legal help to those injured in accidents. Contact his offices about your truck accident, and he will build a case that is designed to secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and other accident-related expenses.

Have you suffered injury in a truck accident in Covington?

In the event that your truck accident was caused by the negligence of another, such as the truck driver themselves, or the trucking company that employs them, you have the right to pursue restitution from those responsible parties. You will have a much stronger chance of success in dealing with those parties, or their insurance companies, if you have a knowledgeable attorney working on your behalf.