At Miller & Falkner, our Louisville personal injury attorneys are dedicated to advocating for victims of negligence, as well as those harmed by wrongful conduct in the workplace. We represent clients throughout Kentucky and Indiana in personal injury cases arising from medical malpractice, car accidents, and other injuries resulting from negligence. We also bring employment law cases involving matters such as discrimination, sexual harassment, union arbitration, and unfair labor practices against employers. We handle each case with professionalism and compassion, offering personalized attention to everyone who walks through our door.
Duties of care that may lead to liability for negligence due to careless conduct include a driver’s duty to operate a vehicle safely, a product designer or manufacturer’s duty to provide reasonably safe products to consumers, and a property owner’s duty to keep premises in a reasonably safe condition for visitors. We represent people injured by others who have breached this duty of care in cases involving:
You should not have to pay the price when you are injured due to someone else’s recklessness. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to recover damages including coverage for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other amounts. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case, and advise you as to what your legal options in seeking such a recovery may be.
Most personal injury claims are based on the legal theory of negligence, or the idea that all people owe others a duty to act with reasonable care. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have a high duty of care, because of their additional education and training and the high level of trust society has placed in them to care for others. A medical malpractice claim involves a breach of a medical professional’s standard of care, resulting in injury. We have extensive experience litigating medical malpractice claims. If you have been injured at the hands of a healthcare provider, we will thoroughly research the circumstances of your case and the applicable standard of care, consult with medical experts in the same field, and fight for the compensation owed to you.
Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
Nursing home administrators and staff also have a very high duty of care to their residents, who may depend on them for most or all of their daily needs. Injury to a nursing home resident could result from deliberate physical, psychological, or emotional abuse, or from neglect of a resident’s needs for food, medication, or even socialization. We believe strongly in the duty to treat every individual with dignity and respect. We will collect physical and medical evidence in claims of nursing home abuse and neglect, along with witness testimony and expert opinions, in our fight for residents’ rights.
Car & Trucking Accidents
All drivers owe a duty to other users of the road to operate their vehicles in a responsible manner and observe all traffic rules. Under Kentucky and Indiana law, drivers who fail to fulfill this duty and injure others in vehicle collisions, whether they were driving drunk or simply distracted from driving, are legally responsible for any resulting injuries. Therefore, if another driver harms you through their carelessness on the road, they may be required to reimburse you for amounts such as hospital costs, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering.
Under state and federal law, employers may not discriminate against an employee based on race, sex, age, religion, or national origin, and they must provide a work environment reasonably free of harassment. Protections are also available based on a disability or pregnancy, as well as other grounds depending on the jurisdiction. Federal law guarantees unpaid leave for medical reasons for some employees. Employers may not retaliate against an employee for asserting their rights under any of these laws, or for reporting suspected violations. Employees may be able to recover damages from employers who violate these laws. Witness testimony is critical in proving a claim for damages in employment law. We will investigate claims of unlawful employment practices and strive to help you recover the damages you are due.
Union and Labor Law
Federal law protects the rights of workers to organize and collectively negotiate with employers. Interference with attempts to organize, or retaliation against employees who participate in union-related activities, may result in the employer’s civil liability to its employees. We represent workers in claims for unlawful labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board, and we assist union members in arbitration for grievances and other claims.
Compassionate & Experienced Advocacy
If you have suffered injury in an accident, or if you are in need of a Kentucky employment lawyer, contact Miller & Falkner today. Our experienced personal injury and employment attorneys have represented clients across the states of Kentucky and Indiana, and have obtained sizeable recoveries through settlements and verdicts. Contact us online or at (502) 583-2300 to schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your case.