Louisville, Kentucky Automobile Accidents Attorneys
In 2012 there were nearly 150,000 automobile collisions in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, causing over 36,500 injuries and more than 750 deaths. Without a doubt, more accidents occurred in Jefferson County than any other county in the state. When an innocent person is injured in a car crash because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Mushlin & Vantrease fight to hold the responsible party accountable and see to it that our injured client is fully compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other legally recognized damages.
Causes of Auto Accidents in Kentucky
According to Kentucky State Police (KSP) traffic collision facts, driver inattention accounts for one-third of all collisions, including those resulting in serious injury or death. Leading causes of car crashes in Kentucky include:
- Driver distraction
- Driving too fast for current road conditions
- Talking or texting on a cell phone while driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Improper passing or turning
- Failing to yield right-of-way
- Running a red light or stop sign
In addition, there were more than 10,000 hit and run collisions in 2012, according to the KSP. It is possible to recover compensation when you are injured in a hit and run, even when the driver cannot be identified or found, but it takes an experienced automobile accident lawyer to know the proper steps to take to ensure a valid claim.
Experienced Louisville Lawyers on Your Side and Working for You
When you suffer an injury in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident, you need experienced lawyers on your side. We will represent you on a contingency-fee basis, which means you will not be required to pay us anything up front for us to handle your case. If we obtain an award for you, then COURT COSTS AND CASE EXPENSES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT. However, you will never have to pay court costs or case expenses unless we obtain an award for you. Likewise, we receive our fee when, and only when, your case is settled. This is an excellent way for you, the victim of an accident, to pursue all the compensation you deserve without additional out-of-pocket expenses, especially when your income may be suffering because of the accident. We will also meet with you for free to evaluate your case and let you know whether you have an actionable case. Call now for a free consultation with an experienced attorney who can help.
Understanding Compensation in Kentucky Automobile Accidents
You may be entitled to damages, if your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. Damages, in legal terms, can mean physical injuries suffered as a result of the accident, property damage like car repairs or personal property that was damaged in the accident, and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are what most people know as “pain and suffering,” although it is actually more than just pain and suffering. Non-economic damages may also include things such as emotional distress, loss of consortium, etc. The lawyers at Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC evaluate a case and determine what damages you may be entitled to. Each case is unique and therefore you should consult an experienced attorney in order to understand the full range of compensation to which you may be entitled.
Let Us Help You with Your Auto Accident Case
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident in Louisville, or anywhere throughout Kentucky and beyond, call Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC at (502) 584.855 for a free consultation to find out how we can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.