Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys
English, Lucas, Priest, & Owsley, LLP is a Kentucky firm focused on helping personal injury victims. We are the largest law firm in Bowling Green, and our Kentucky personal injury lawyers strive every day to make our community a better place to live. One of our primary missions is to represent individuals and families who have been harmed by another person’s carelessness in seeking the compensation they deserve under the law. Whether you or a loved one have been injured because of nursing home neglect, a tractor trailer accident, or a dangerous prescription drug, we have the strength, knowledge, and experience to help you protect your rights.
Compassionate Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
When our family members are living in nursing homes, they can be especially vulnerable to careless, negligent, or malicious people. Because residents depend on the nursing home caretakers for eating, bathing, and getting around, nursing homes should employ well-trained and caring people. Unfortunately, when nursing homes neglect or abuse their residents, it may be difficult to see. The attorneys at English, Lucas, Priest, & Owsley have decades of experience fighting for people who cannot stand up for themselves.
Nursing homes owe a duty of care to their residents to behave and care for them in a reasonable manner. The nursing home can breach this duty in a number of ways, including through medication errors, malnutrition, and physical or verbal abuse. Even passive behavior, such as allowing residents to develop bed sores, can be evidence of a nursing home’s negligence. If any of these actions cause residents to be injured, the nursing home may be liable to the resident or her family for damages. If you lose a family member due to negligent conduct at a nursing home, you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Experienced Tractor Trailer Accident Litigators
Traffic accidents happen every day in Kentucky. Some of the most dangerous are those that involve tractor trailers. People injured in an accident with a tractor trailer have a legal right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their financial, physical, and emotional injuries.
Although they may appear similar to car accidents, tractor trailer crashes are particularly complicated to litigate for a few reasons. First, there are many parties involved, including the driver of the truck, the trucking company, and insurance companies. In addition, a great deal of evidence is needed to litigate a truck accident case, and a knowledgeable attorney knows how to prevent spoliation of that evidence.
Most truck accident lawsuits allege negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company. By speeding, not checking blind spots, or driving when fatigued, a truck driver may breach the duty he owes other drivers on the road to operate his vehicle safely. A trucking company could be negligent in failing to train its drivers or overloading its trucks. A person injured as a result of this kind of behavior can file a negligence lawsuit and collect damages.
Aggressive Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys
Big pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars each year providing us with the drugs and other medical products we need to live better lives. Unfortunately, the high stakes of this industry sometimes cause drug manufacturers to sell products that have unknown or unadvertised side effects.
If a person is injured by a defective drug or medical device, she may file a products liability lawsuit that alleges one or more wrongful acts. A particular drug may have been designed or manufactured with a defect that made its use unsafe. Many pharmaceutical cases allege that the drug manufacturer did not adequately warn patients of a drug’s dangerous side effects, or that the manufacturer promised benefits that were exaggerated or nonexistent. Plaintiffs who bring a successful drug injury case can collect damages to compensate for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Experience Counts in Personal Injury Cases
Unexpected injuries can leave victims overwhelmed. The impact of hospital bills, physical recovery, and lost wages can lead to serious emotional distress. The Kentucky personal injury attorneys of English, Lucas, Priest, & Owsley have more than a century of combined experience helping victims of nursing home neglect, tractor trailer accidents, and dangerous prescription drugs. Our Bowling Green office is perfectly situated to help those injured in Kentucky, as well as those in the Nashville area and throughout Tennessee. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or company, call (270) 781-6500 or visit our contact page to schedule your free consultation.