How to File a Lawsuit in Kentucky When You Live in Another State
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 9:41 am
Tens of thousands of people visit Kentucky every day. Some are traveling through on the way to somewhere else, some have come here to work from neighboring states, and some are here for vacation. It is inevitable that some of those people will get into car crashes or somehow get hurt while in Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky attorneys at Lawrence & Associates have helped many injured people recover compensation for their injuries while keeping travel back to Kentucky at a minimum. Filing and resolving a claim without traveling back to Kentucky isn’t inevitable, but it is possible.
Here are some recent examples of people we helped from outside Kentucky:
- Lawrence & Associates helped a man who used to work in Kentucky, but who now lives in South Carolina, file his Workers’ Compensation claim. He successfully recovered full benefits.
- Lawrence & Associates helped a family of five who were hit by a negligent driver while driving through Kentucky on a family vacation. Despite living in Michigan, the family was able to recover for their injuries without having to travel back to Kentucky.
- Lawrence & Associates filed a bankruptcy for a young woman who had recently moved to Indiana for a new job, only to lose the new job and find herself out of a paycheck and a home. Bankruptcy rules required her to file in Kentucky, and we made sure she only had to travel back one time.
- Lawrence & Associates helped several people file disability claims in Cincinnati despite having administrative law judges in Montana, New York, and Florida. We arranged for all hearings to be held by teleconference in downtown Cincinnati so our clients did not have to travel far from home.
Long Distance Representation is Easy with the Right Attorney
Lawrence & Associates represents so many clients from so many parts of the state because we use technology to make long distances disappear. We process the case paperlessly but sending documents to you via email or Dropbox. (Only two documents cannot be handled this way: our contract and the HIPAA authorization for injured people. Those must be snail mailed so we can get the originals.) Important meetings can be Skyped when necessary. With good communication, Lawrence & Associates’ attorneys can speak with you, gather information, and resolve your claim remotely, for maximum convenience to you.
Our comfort with technology comes by design. Lawrence & Associates stays on the cutting edge of changes in technology so we can provide our clients with an easier and more efficient experience.
Our Experienced Attorneys Handle Legal Matters Quickly
The law moves slowly, but we make every effort to handle matters quickly so all our clients have a minimum of disruption in their lives. Lawrence & Associates has a tremendous amount of experience at working with medical providers to gather medical records and bills. Whether you went to a local hospital, like St. Elizabeth Medical Center, or you are treating with your own doctor at home, we can work with your provider to ensure that we receive accurate, timely copies of your medical records and bills. This is important; unsophisticated attorneys sometimes unintentionally create delays at the end of a case because they have not kept up with updates on medical records and bills. At Lawrence & Associates, your attorney will be ready to move forward when your treatment is done.
Further, Lawrence & Associates has a good relationship with local adjusters. Although we are adversaries, we are not antagonistic. This is good for the out of state client because we can set up teleconference calls for adjusters that need a statement. An injured person should never give a statement without his or her attorney present, but it is unnecessary for the injured person and his or her attorney to be in the same room. Modern technology has removed the necessity of traveling in order to make a recorded statement.
Lawrence & Associates Stands By Your Side
If a lawsuit needs to be filed, our attorneys will ensure that you do not need to attend most hearings in court, so that you miss a few days from work as possible and have as little travel time as possible. Getting skilled legal counsel increases the chances that you can receive compensation for your injuries with minimum effort on your part (beyond treating for your injuries, of course) and with maximum potential for your fair recovery.
As recent tractor-trailer accidents in Northern Kentucky show, everyone is at risk, even if just traveling through our state. If you or someone you know had an accident in Kentucky but lives elsewhere, please do not hesitate to contact Lawrence & Associates for more information and assistance. We are Working Hard for the Working Class, and we can help!