Kentucky Auto Accident Lawyer
You deserve compensation if you’ve been injured in an auto accident as a result of someone else’s actions. An experienced car accident attorney can help you get the best deal possible.
You can get compensation for the cost of your medical bills, lost income due to taking time off work to heal, expenses from a damaged vehicle, and any emotional suffering that an injury causes.
There’s limited time to file an injury claim—so don’t wait.
The car insurance company may have offered you a settlement amount that’s too low to cover your losses. Hiring a lawyer means you don’t have to worry about getting the compensation you deserve. While we fight for you, you can focus on healing and getting your life back on track. The process is easy on your part, all you have to do is contact us. We’ll handle the rest for you! Pay nothing unless we win. Get the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation at (270) 908-0995.
How an Attorney Can Help After a Car Accident
Retaining an attorney’s help after an accident can have a major impact on the outcome of a case. An experienced Kentucky car accident attorney can help ensure that you receive a fair compensation for your injuries and losses by dealing with all of the other parties involved in your case, negotiating with insurance companies, and taking your case to trial if necessary.
Without an attorney, an insurance company may try to minimize the amount that they will pay you for your losses. They may also resort to aggressive tactics such as shifting the blame for the accident onto you in an effort to further minimize the settlement amount.
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side makes a huge difference in making sure that you receive the compensation you deserve without the monumental task of going through the process yourself.
What You Need to Know if You’ve Been in an Auto Accident in Kentucky
The moments after a car crash are a confusing and traumatic experience. The first thing that you should do after calling 911 and making sure that everyone involved is safe is to seek medical treatment—even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured. Some injuries take days or weeks to fully present themselves.
After you’ve been seen by a medical professional, you should consider calling a car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Causes of Car Accidents in Kentucky
Car accidents in the state of Kentucky are caused much like accidents in most states, through unsafe, irresponsible, and potentially illegal behaviors while on the road driving. Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Kentucky, and the United States at large, are distracted driving, drowsy driving, and drunk or impaired driving. Impaired driving we’ll discuss some below given that intoxicated driving causes more than half of road fatalities in Kentucky each year.
Distracted driving is when a driver engages in any activity while driving that takes their attention away from the road. This can include talking on a cellphone while driving, texting while driving, using the in-dash display or radio, or any activity that leads to manual, mental, and/or physical impairment while driving. When a driver is texting while driving, their eyes are on the road not their phone, their mind is on the text not their driving, and their hands are on the phone not the wheel. Any three of these impairments can lead to an at-fault accident. To prevent accidents that can lead to fatalities, the Kentucky State Police recommend the following:
- Make sure to always wear a seatbelt
- Drive within the speed limits
- Do not operate a motor vehicle under the influence of any substance
- Never engage in texting while driving
When drivers engage in these activities and cause accidents that lead to injuries, they will generally be liable for the damages from any related injuries. Determining when this is the case requires a careful assessment of the facts of your accident, which your car accident attorney covers for you.
Common Injuries in Auto Accidents
In some auto accidents, the victims walk away with little more than damage to their property, but that’s not always the case. The violent impact of two or more automobiles can cause some very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Trauma to internal organs
- Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash, spains, and strains
- Back injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- And more
The financial toll of these injuries can be insurmountable for many victims on their own. Some injuries may take months or years to heal if they ever do at all.
Car accident victims deserve compensation for their injuries so that they can return to their lives without worrying about how they will pay for hospital bills, for ongoing treatment, or long-term care for themselves or an injured family member.
Hiring a Kentucky car accident lawyer means that you have a greater chance of receiving a fair compensation for your injuries and the cost of medical expenses for those injuries.
Kentucky Statute of Limitations
Generally, you have 2 years to file a claim after the time of your accident, or the time your injuries were discovered from the accident. The statute of limitations is basically an expiration date for your ability to bring a claim to collect damages for your accident. If your claim is not brought by the applicable date when the statute of limitations goes active, you lose your ability to ever pursue damages linked to your accident. The facts and circumstances of your accident and injuries will determine how the statute of limitations applies to your claim. Working with an experienced car accident attorney ensures that your claim will be brought when it can be, for as much as possible.
Kentucky Car Accident Statistics
The roads in the state of Kentucky can be dangerous for drivers, underlining the importance of staying safe and attentive on the road to avoid accidents. However, accidents can and do happen, and if you were injured in one caused by someone else, you will be entitled to compensation. Traffic statistics in the state are published in the Kentucky Traffic Collision Facts Report, issued by the Kentucky State Police tracking accidents from 2019 to 2020,which reported the following:
- In 2020, 818 Kentuckians were killed in auto collisions
- 289 of those deaths were due driving under the influence of drugs
- 135 of those deaths were due to drivers operating under the influence of alcohol
Get a Free Consulation with a Kentucky Auto Accident Lawyer
Time is of the essence when it comes to contacting an attorney about your accident. The quicker you schedule a consultation with an attorney, the sooner they can get started putting together your case.
The car accident attorneys at the Bryant Law Center P.S.C. have decades of experience in handling cases just like yours. Insurance companies have a massive amount of resources and will try their hardest to minimize your claim without the help of an attorney who knows all of the inner workings of car accident cases.
Contact us today using the form on this page to learn more about how a car accident attorney can help you and to schedule a free consultation and case review with a Kentucky car accident attorney. You can also contact us by calling (270) 550-1230.
Kentucky Car Accident Resources
You may have several questions about the specifics of your case which only an attorney can fully answer. We’ve put together a short list of resources which answer common questions car accident victims have after their accidents:
- Is Kentucky a No Fault State?
- When Should You File a Claim and What Can You Recover?
- What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident
- Is Falling Asleep While Driving Gross Negligence?
- What Should You Know About Using a Rental Car After an Accident?