Serious auto accidents can cause devastating and sometimes deadly repercussions. If you or a loved one has been injured because of another driver's negligence, you should secure the counsel of an experienced car accident lawyer. Practicing personal injury law in Louisville, KY, for 40 years, Lohman Law has assisted thousands of accident victims collect compensation for losses.
Insurance adjusters seek to downplay claims, and it is always best to speak to an attorney before making statements. We take cases on a contingency basis, collecting no legal fees until we have attained a settlement or verdict for clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on the road, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Using modern techniques and old-fashioned diligence, we will work to gather evidence and reconstruct your accident scene to demonstrate liability.
Auto Accidents and Negligence
Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of severe injury and death in our country. While fender benders are inconvenient, a serious high-speed collision is another story altogether. Good drivers can make an occasional error that triggers an accident, but there are also drivers who behave irresponsibly or are blatantly negligent, leaving innocent victims to pay the price.
Cell phones have increased the dangers on the road, with many drivers distracted by texting and other hands-on phone applications. This risky behavior is a punishable offense and considered negligent when an accident is the result of inattention. Reckless driving at excessive speeds or weaving in and out of traffic is also willfully careless and negligent behavior in the eyes of the law. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol constitutes gross negligence in many cases, punishable in criminal and civil court.
Every state has different laws pertaining to civil damage awards, and Kentucky is generally favorable toward victims. Although all Kentucky drivers must carry "no fault' insurance, severely injured victims are entitled to pursue compensation beyond personal injury protection (PIP) coverage limits. Our state adheres to a “pure comparative fault rule,” which means an injured party can recover compensation even if his or her actions contributed to the accident. Kentucky also places no cap on punitive damages, which can be awarded if the at-fault party behaved with grievous or malicious intent.
Victims of traffic accidents can receive compensation for property loss, medical bills, and lost wages, and in some cases, for pain and suffering and expected future losses. In the case of wrongful death, the family’s multi-faceted, long-term losses are considered in a settlement or jury award.
Each accident case is different, but our attorneys are always committed to pursuing the full recompense to which our clients are entitled. Once you become a client of the Lohman Law Offices , you are encouraged to leave all the business details to us, including handling insurance adjusters' calls.
Using modern techniques and old-fashioned diligence, we will work to gather evidence and reconstruct your accident scene to demonstrate liability. Your case will always be handled by an attorney, never delegated to a paralegal. With careful attention to detail, your attorney will build a solid case, preparing to negotiate a strong settlement - or try your case in court.