Lexington Car Accident Attorneys
Backed by 40+ Years of Collective Experience
If you've been involved in a serious car accident, you are probably facing enormous challenges, such as pain from injuries, inability to work, financial hardships, intense stress, and long-term psychological harm. On top of all this, insurance adjusters may begin to call you to try and settle your claim. 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 for your car accident injury claim.
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our experienced team of lawyers has a proven track record of successfully advocating for clients who suffer injuries in car accidents in the Lexington area.
We can represent all types of car accidents, including:
- Rear-End Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
- Hit-And-Run Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Texting While Driving Accidents
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our firm has the resources you need to pursue compensation. Contact us for a free case evaluation!
Two Things You MUST Do After an Accident
First, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment if you've been involved in an accident. Not will this help your physical recovery, but any delays in obtaining medical treatment or failing to complete any diagnostic evaluations, physical rehabilitation, and follow-up appointments can severely damage your injury claim.
Second, you should call an experienced car accident lawyer in your area. Having a lawyer by your side can lift the burden of managing negotiations with insurance companies off our your shoulders so that you can focus on your recovery. In addition, your personal injury lawyer will be able to investigate all aspects of your accident and injury, such as physical evidence and eye-witness testimony, in order to protect your claim and maximize your compensation.
Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC has over 40 years of combined experience to put towards your case. Our track record of recovering millions of dollars on behalf of our clients means you can trust us to fight for the best possible outcome to your case. Call us today at (859) 534-9327!
Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Claims
Kentucky is a "comparative fault" state. The individual you plan on filing a lawsuit against may bring a defense that claims you were partially or completely negligent and at fault for the injuries you have suffered, and that you should not receive any damages. Comparative negligence is a partial legal defense which can reduce the amount of damages you may be able to receive based upon the degree of your own negligence which contributed to the accident.
For example, if you are found by the jury to be 20% responsible for the accident and the defendant is 80% at fault, the court would reduce your total damages by the amount equal to your 20% responsibility for the accident. This law requires courts to take into consideration the plaintiff's negligent behavior when he or she was using the vehicle, therefore it is important to be prepared to argue against this defense in your lawsuit.
Deadline for Filing Injury Lawsuits in Kentucky State Courts
Kentucky, like almost every other state, has a deadline for filing a lawsuit against another individual or corporation called the "statute of limitations." The statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in the state civil court system. Typically, in most cases, the deadline is one year after the accident occurred.
If you fail to file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations, then you are barred from ever bringing a civil claim against the one who caused you injury.
In automobile accident cases the statute of limitations can be longer. In cases in which PIP payments were made on behalf of the injured party the statute of limitations may be extended for two years after the last PIP payment. However, some claims such as loss of consortium are not extended. Therefore, it is important to consult with an experienced car accident attorney as quickly as possible following an accident.
No-Fault Insurance Law
Kentucky is a "no fault" state when it comes to automobile insurance. Regardless of who is fault in the accident, the insured injured plaintiff is compensated for his or her losses from his or her own insurance company. In order to be able to file a civil lawsuit against the individual who caused the accident, you must have exceeded your personal injury protection benefits and suffered a serious injury. Serious injuries include, but are not limited to permanent disfigurement and loss of bodily functions.
Call a Goeing, Goeing & McQuinn for a Free Consultation!
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, we have the legal experience and litigation resources to successfully handle any type of 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.
Over the years, we’ve won millions on behalf of our clients. Let us pursue compensation on your behalf! Call (859) 534-9327 to begin a free case evaluation today.