Fayette County Car Accident Lawyer
Aggressive Advocates for Car Accident Victims
Few are surprised to learn that Interstates I-71 and I-75 are among the most dangerous roads in America. The steep hills on parts of the interstate are comprised of stretches of road that become extremely treacherous in poor weather. When traveling this road and others in Lexington and the surrounding vicinity, drivers who violate Kentucky traffic laws by exceeding the speed limit, multi-tasking while driving, drunk driving and otherwise drive unsafely cause severe injuries and fatalities. When you experience devastating injuries in a collision, you must overcome intense pain and overwhelming stress. The financial hardship imposed by crippling medical bills and a lack of income only complicates one's physical and emotional challenges.
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our personal injury attorneys and staff understand the difficult challenges that car accident victims face. While no monetary recovery can restore your ability to walk or give you back the love of a close family member who dies in a car accident, it can provide the means for you to obtain the highest quality of life and provide for your family in the tragic aftermath of the death of a family breadwinner. We provide tenacious legal advocacy when pursuing recovery for our clients while also providing compassionate personal service to our clients.
Contact us now to schedule an appointment at our Lexington office.
What to Do After an Accident?
If you are involved in a car accident in Lexington, there are many insurance company maneuvers that may be employed to compromise your claim. Insurance company adjusters handle claims every day so they understand how to exploit the financial pressure that car accident victims endure. The insurance carrier may delay paying your claim so the medical bills mount while your income has ceased, which imposes financial pressure to settle for less. The insurance adjuster may ask you to sign documents that release medical or employment information or to waive your rights to a lawsuit. You should never sign anything nor communicate with the other driver's insurance company without legal representation. Our Fayette County auto injury attorneys protect our clients from unethical insurance company tactics that can compromise their personal injury claim.
While most collisions in the area are a product of drivers that are not paying attention or that are violating traffic safety laws, other parties may also be at-fault for a car accident. Public entities have a legal obligation to design roads that are reasonably safe and provide proper maintenance so that these roads do not endanger drivers. When public entities fail to fulfill this legal duty, they may be financially responsible for injuries suffered in an auto accident. However, special rules and timing requirements apply when pursuing a personal injury claim against a public entity. When our Fayette County auto accident attorneys represent clients, we explore the possible liability of all viable parties, which may also include employers, car owners, government agencies, car manufacturers and others.
While there are a wide range of causes of car accidents in Lexington, KY, some of these causes include:
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers using cell phones
- Traveling at an unsafe speed
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Aggressive driving
- Failing to allow a proper following distance (tailgating)
- Drag raving
- Lace of care in construction or work zones
- Unsafe U-turns or left turns at intersections
- Failing to check behind the rear of the vehicle before backing up
- Driver distractions
- Defective or poorly maintained roads and interstates
- Non-compliance with traffic laws
- Driving while under the influence of drugs (illicit drugs, prescription and over-the-counter medications)
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Vehicle defects like tires that undergo tread separation or airbags that malfunction
This is only a short list of factors that contribute to Lexington auto collisions, but they can cause devastating injuries. Serious injuries suffered in a car accident can lead to permanent mental and physical impairment and disfigurement. These types of injuries may entail enormous financial resources to provide long-term supportive care. While we handle personal injury claims that involve all types of injuries, some of the types of car accident lawsuits that we handle include the following types of injuries:
- Severe burn injuries
- Neck and back injuries (such as disc injuries)
- Dislocations, broken bones and fractures
- Paralysis (paraplegia/quadriplegia)
- Head injuries including concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dismemberment or amputation of limbs
- Disfiguring injuries
- Wrongful death
When you suffer these types of injuries, the financial recovery you obtain will provide a basis to obtain exemplary medical and rehabilitative care. The damages you recover in a car accident lawsuit or settlement will also provide the means to preserve a high quality of life. Personal injury legal claims involving motor vehicle collisions may include both forms of economic loss and non-economic loss:
- Lost income
- Bills for medical and emergency care
- Cost of vehicle replacement/repair
- Impaired future earning ability (partial or total disability)
- Wrongful death expenses like funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship of a spouse
- Diminished quality of life
- Punitive damages
This is not an exhaustive list of all damages that might be available nor will all of these forms of damages be recoverable in every car accident claim. The specific types of compensation for which you qualify will be contingent on the specific facts of your case. Our experienced Fayette County car accident lawyers at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your case and advise you of your rights and options.
We are committed to seeking justice for those injured in motor vehicle collisions and holding careless drivers accountable for the injuries they cause so call us today at (859) 534-9327.