Kentucky Car Accident Attorneys
Zealous Representation of Car Accident Victims—Kentucky Car Accident Lawyers
At Goeing Goeing and McQuinn, PLLC, our experienced team of Kentucky car accident attorneys has a proven track record of successfully advocating for clients who suffer catastrophic injuries in car accidents in Kentucky. Our firm has Lexington Ky and a Winchester Ky offices to better serve the needs of our car accident clients. We understand the enormous challenges that those who suffer severe injury must overcome, which may include excruciating pain, disability from employment, financial hardships, intense stress, and long-term psychological harm. When coping with these significant obstacles, insurance adjusters may begin to call and pretend to be on your side. Make no mistake! Insurance adjusters are NOT concerned about your well-being. Their job is to entice you into admitting damaging facts that will lessen your recovery or even provide a complete defense to your car accident injury claim.
This is merely one tactic used by insurance companies to pre-empt recovery by car accident victims so it is imperative that you promptly seek legal representation following a serious Kentucky car accident. It is also important to seek immediate medical treatment and to complete any diagnostic evaluations, physical rehabilitation, and follow-up appointments.Delays in obtaining medical treatment and legal advice can weaken your case because the source of the injury may be disputed, the injury may improve, evidence may disappear, and witness memories may become unclear. Our Kentucky car accident lawyers at Goeing Goeing and McQuinn, PLLC lift the burden of managing negotiations with insurance companies and complex legal procedural and substantive issues off our clients’ shoulders so that our clients can focus on their recovery.
In a typical year, there are over 5.5 million car accidents that cause over two million injuries and more than thirty thousand fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Despite substantial improvements in car safety restraints and other advances in motor vehicle safety over the past fifty years, car accidents remain the leading cause of accident related catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Tragically, the majority of Winchester car accidents, as well as those throughout Kentucky, are caused by the reckless or negligent conduct of third parties who are speeding, intoxicated, distracted, drowsy, or otherwise willfully engaging in unsafe driving practices. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Winchester car accident, our dedicated and compassionate legal team is prepared to aggressively and zealously seek the maximum recovery you are entitled to under law.
Common Negligent Driving Practices That Cause Kentucky Car Accidents
Even though there is a wide range of reckless or negligence conduct that might cause a serious Kentucky car accident, some of the causes of Kentucky car accidents include the following:
- Violating the speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed given road conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI/DWI)
- Failing to allow an appropriate following distance (tailgating)
- Focusing on something other than one’s driving (distracted driving)
- Defectively designed and/or manufactured cars or car components
- Poor road design, construction, or maintenance by a public entity
- Failing to perform proper vehicle maintenance, such as checking tire pressure or tread as well as brakes
- Ignoring traffic safety laws and common driver courtesy (aggressive driving)
- Disregarding traffic signals and stop signs
This list of causes of Kentucky car accidents represents only a small number of many causes. At Goeing and Goeing, PLLC, we have the legal expertise and litigation resources to successfully handle any type of Kentucky car accident against even the most aggressive and largest insurance companies. We understand the physical, mental, and financial harm you and your family are suffering and want to provide the financial foundation to help you reclaim your health and life.
Exemplary Representation in Kentucky Car Accident Lawsuits
Because we have handled a wide range of car accident cases in Winchester and the surrounding areas of Kentucky, we understand that no two accidents are exactly the same. Each accident requires its own thorough investigation of the facts as well as individualized negotiation and litigation strategies. Some of the types of car accidents that our Winchester car accident attorneys can effectively handle include the following:
- Single car accidents
- Multi-car pile-ups
- Rear end collisions
- Run off the road and rollover accidents
- Intersection T-bone collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Driveway and parking lot backup accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Head-on car crashes
Our Kentucky car accident attorneys have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and preventing insurance adjusters from reducing our clients’ recovery. Our legal team understands the strategies and tactics that insurance companies employ so that we can protect our clients’ legal rights and safeguard our clients’ remedies. We thoroughly investigate our clients’ claims using some of the best experts available in Kentucky, such as accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, forensic accountants, and other appropriate experts. Even if the police report or insurance adjuster claims you may have been at fault we may still be able to help. See our article: Seriously Injured in a Kentucky Car Accident But Allegedly At-Fault: What Are My Options?
Kentucky Car Accident Injuries
When the human body is subjected to a horrific car accident, its ability to withstand the force of impact is limited, often resulting in permanent or life-threatening injury. Kentucky car accidents are a leading cause of severe injuries including:
- Head, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Damage to internal organs
- Shoulder, knee, and other joint injuries
- Severe disfigurement
- Spinal cord damage resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Debilitating broken bones, fractures, and dislocations
- Amputation of limbs
- Wrongful death
Whenever you suffer injury in a car accident, even if it seems minor, it is important to seek medical attention because all motor vehicle accidents can have a substantial impact on you and your family’s lives. Many injuries that initially exhibit minor symptoms have devastating long-term effects when prompt medical treatment is not obtained. Catastrophic injuries can result in long-term disability preventing you from working as medical and household bills continue to accumulate.
Based on the specific circumstances of your Kentucky motor vehicle collision, our experienced Kentucky car accident lawyers may be able to assist you in recovering a broad range of damages, including but not limited to the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Impaired enjoyment of life
- Hospital and other medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages, salary, commission, and other income
- Future lost income due to disability
- Loss of companionship and services of a spouse
- Potential punitive damages for particularly bad conduct (e.g. alcohol or drug impaired driving accidents)
- Funeral and/or burial costs (wrongful death cases)
Contact Goeing Goeing and McQuinn Today for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or a loved one has died in a Kentucky car accident or a motor vehicle collision elsewhere in Kentucky, our experienced and dedicated legal team understands the range of emotions and feelings you are experiencing. We will compassionately and zealously advocate for your rights while seeking the best possible outcome. Our attorneys represent clients throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, including Clark, Fayette, Bourbon, Madison, Powell, Estill, Scott, Wolfe, Breathitt and Montgomery Counties as well as the cities of Winchester, Lexington, Richmond, Georgetown, Morehead, Mt. Sterling, Paris, Stanton, and Irvine. However, this list is not exhaustive. We frequently travel outside these areas. Contact us today for a FREE consultation at (859) 744-4004 or toll free at 1 (888) 595-2943 or visit our website at www.kylawpractice.com. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your legal needs!