In 2012, nearly 24,089 vehicle accidents on Kentucky roads resulted in an injury – and 706 people lost their lives. While some vehicle accidents cannot be prevented, most occur due to reckless driving, lack of attention, or failure to follow important safety laws.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, a Pikeville car accident lawyer at the Johnson Law Firm can help by reviewing your case and discussing all available legal options. Call us toll free at 606-433-0682. You can also contact us by filling out this form.
We’re ready to help with a free initial consultation. We handle Kentucky motor vehicle accident claims from anywhere in Kentucky, with a concentration in Pikeville and surrounding areas.
Featured Article: Could We Simply Choose to Stop Having Car Crashes in Kentucky?
That’s true of many things, and maybe auto accidents are among them. In the modern age, car crashes are so commonplace that it’s hard for most of us to muster more than a rubberneck-on-a-road-trip response to them. That is, of course, until they happen to us, or to the people we love. Keep Reading
WHY DO CAR ACCIDENTS OCCUR?
The most common cause of traffic accidents is driver negligence. People who should be paying attention to their driving may instead be texting, eating, distracted by talking to a passenger or someone on the phone, struggling to stay awake or operating their vehicle while impaired by liquor, illegal drugs or medication. Accidents can also occur due to aggressive driving, defective parts, weather, or dangerous road conditions. Establishing who is legally responsible for a crash can be very complex and may involve multiple parties.
Successfully navigating the legal system is a complicated process that’s best done with the help of a professional who knows how to protect your rights. With Kentucky car crash lawyer Billy Johnson, you will receive competent and compassionate representation that focuses on you. He offers attentive, experienced legal guidance to identify all potentially responsible parties in order to maximize your financial compensation. He also knows how to negotiate with insurance companies who may deny, delay, and defend claims in attempts to reduce the amount of damages they must pay. Of course, no amount of money can ever make you whole again, but it can help with the financial burden that comes with medical costs or with losing a family member.
COMMON KENTUCKY CAR WRECK INJURIES
Injuries sustained in car accidents are rarely minor. If you are involved in a vehicle accident caused by someone else, you may require extensive and expensive treatment. Legal action can help you get the monetary compensation needed to pay your bills and preserve your financial security. Injuries that cause the death of a loved one may also be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Common injuries include:
- Head/brain injury
- Neck and spinal cord injury/whiplash
- Nerve damage
- Facial injury
- Back injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Loss of a limb
- Debilitating depression/anxiety.
WHAT DO I DO NOW? BEGIN THE INVESTIGATION
Even if you feel alright after an accident, it is always a good idea to seek medical care. Too often, people dismiss initial pain and then visit a doctor weeks later. Delaying medical treatment is not good for either your health or your chances of getting a proper legal settlement. Under no circumstances should you talk to an attorney representing any other parties to the accident or to any other party’s insurance company representative before consulting with your own attorney first.
A Pikeville, KY car accident lawyer at the Johnson Law Firm promises to have extensive experience with the court system and insurance companies. Billy Johnson has represented vehicle accident victims throughout Kentucky, as well as in other states. He can help determine responsibility, establish your claim, and earn you financial compensation. The Johnson Law Firm offers prospective clients an initial case evaluation for free, in person or over the phone. Contact us by calling 606-433-0682 or by filling out this form.