Radcliff Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can happen nearly anywhere in Radcliff. Many people are struck pulling out of a driveway or backing out of a parking lot. Others are sideswiped on the highway or T-boned at an intersection. These collisions happen in seconds, but the injuries they cause can take years to recover from.

Regardless of where you were injured, Kentucky law does make it possible to receive financial compensation. For help, contact Radcliff car accident lawyer Tate Meagher for legal assistance.

What Causes Car Accidents?

Car wrecks are usually caused by a negligent drivers. This is someone who does not use reasonable care and ends up hurting other motorists on the road. There are many examples of negligence, such as:

  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to check blind spots

Many people have no idea what caused their auto accidents. They simply wake up in an ambulance or hospital bed and wonder how they got there. At Meagher Injury Lawyers, we can investigate a car crash to better understand what happened.

No-Fault Insurance

Kentucky is one of a handful of states with no-fault insurance.  The vast majority of car owners in Kentucky purchase $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This insurance can pay for medical bills and replace lost wages up to $200 a week up to the policy limit.

Unfortunately, $10,000 won’t go far in today’s economy. Many accident victims have considerable unmet expenses, as well as pain and suffering. Helpfully, you might qualify to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

If we have evidence this person was negligent, we can submit a claim on their liability insurance or sue them personally in court. Useful evidence includes pictures of the accident scene, witness testimony, and possible dashcam or other video evidence. Our legal team can help you determine whether you have a solid case.

Fault & Kentucky Car Accidents

Car accidents are not always black and white. Sometimes both motorists contributed to the collision. Under section 411.182 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, comparative negligence applies to personal injury cases.

Under this law, you can still sue someone for compensation provided they were even a little bit at fault—sometimes as little as 1%. However, the amount they pay is limited to their proportion of fault. So if you were 50% at fault, the other driver only needs to pay half of your losses (provided the other driver is deemed the remaining 50% at fault). If you were 75%, then they are only on the hook for 25% (provided the other driver is deemed the remaining 25% at fault).

We see many drivers and their insurance companies try to blame our clients for their car accidents. Thanks to our attention to detail, we can make a counterargument that minimizes your own liability—boosting your compensation in the process.

Car Accident Injuries

Most accidents result in at least some bodily injury. Even at low speeds, these collisions can “jolt” a person, leading to all sorts of problems. At high speeds, accidents become much more deadly. Please contact us if you suffered any of the following in a crash:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Strains, sprains, and contusions
  • Chest injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Joint injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Amputation
  • Crush injuries

We strongly recommend heading to the hospital after a crash. If necessary, call an ambulance out to the scene to pick up anyone who is seriously injured.

Also, remember to follow your doctor’s treatment plan. This means attending all rehabilitation and taking medications as prescribed. If you don’t feel you are improving, you can get a second opinion. But the last thing you should do is stop receiving treatment, which will invite allegations that you are to blame for your pain.

Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit

One reason to contact us as quickly as possible is to ensure your claim doesn’t go over the deadline set in the statute of limitations. In Kentucky, you have at least  two years from the accident to file a lawsuit in court, but we always recommend out of caution that the lawsuit be filed within two years from the date of your accident.

This time passes very quickly. Busy with rehab and trying to get back to work, you can easily slide past the deadline without knowing it. Our legal team is committed to getting a lawsuit filed in the correct court quickly.

Speak with a Radcliff Car Accident Attorney Today

A car accident doesn’t have to end your life. It’s possible to receive the compensation you are entitled to and improve your health with the right medical treatment. If you need legal assistance, please contact Meagher Injury Lawyers today at (502) 309-9213 and schedule a free consultation. We never charge a fee unless we win your case, so there is no risk if you reach out.

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