Louisville Car Accident Lawyers – On Your Side
Car accidents are the most common of vehicle accidents for many obvious reasons. There are more cars on the road than motorcycles or trucks. Further, there is a wider range of drivers that operate cars as opposed to motorcycles or trucks. For example, special skill is necessary to safely operate a motorcycle, and special licensing is required by law to operate a truck. With cars, the requirements are not that stringent. Therefore, it is inevitable that car accidents will occur on a daily basis. There are certainly accidents that occur that simply cannot be prevented. However, most car accidents can likely be prevented. Bruce Law Group, LLC has helped hundreds of clients pursue successful car accident lawsuits where it is clear that another driver was responsible for the injuries their clients have suffered.
So, Why Do Car Accidents Happen?
The most common reasons for auto/car accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
What To Do When You Have Been Involved In A Car Accident
- Inattentive driving (such as driving while talking on a cell phone, texting, listening to loud music, putting on makeup, not keeping eyes on the road, etc.);
- Driving too closely behind a car, leaving very little room to avoid an accident;
- Not coming to a complete stop at a four-way intersection;
- Drunk driving;
- Driving without lights on at night;
- Driving substantially below the speed limit on a highway; and
- Faulty brakes, tires and other auto equipment, however, in such cases, the driver allegedly causing the accident may not be the party at fault when the car is found to be defective (in such cases, the manufacturer of the car, tires and/or brakes may be the responsible and therefore negligent party).
Car accidents are unquestionably traumatic for everyone involved. Whether you are a driver, a passenger, the car that has struck another automobile, or the car that has been struck, your first instinct may be to panic. The most important thing to do, regardless of who may be at fault for the accident, is to make sure everyone involved is okay. You should always call the police immediately and seek medical treatment if you have been injured.
However, the one thing you should not do if you are involved in a car accident is apologize. While it may be natural instinct to apologize for colliding with another automobile (especially if you were the driver who was hit), such a statement could be used later on and inferred as an admission that you contributed to the cause of the accident. This may not seem to make a lot of sense, especially when there is substantial evidence that you were not at fault for the accident, you never know how your statements could be used or twisted if you file a personal injury lawsuit in the future.
If you were injured as a result of the car accident, and after you have sought treatment, you should contact Bruce Law Group, LLC to discuss a potential personal injury claim. Our firm only pursues legitimate claims, but you may never know if you have a claim unless you consult with an experienced car accident attorney in Louisville. Our attorneys will give you an honest opinion about your case and let you know if you are likely to succeed in receiving compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
The Devastating Consequences of Car Accidents
Sadly, thousands of people die in car accidents each year, and for those accidents that do not result in death, the consequences of severe and debilitating injuries can leave you and your family members in a state of distress and hopelessness. While there is no way to go back in time and give you what you have lost, you do have a way to make yourself and your family members as “whole” as possible following a car accident. Kentucky law provides a way for injured victims to receive compensation for their suffering. Money cannot replace everything, but it certainly can help pay medical bills and compensate you for the pain and suffering you have already incurred, are currently going through, and what you may incur in the future.
What about the Involvement Of Insurance Companies?
Because car insurance is required for all Kentucky drivers, it is inevitable that insurance companies will become involved in your accident. Insurance companies can be very stressful to deal with because they want to pay the minimum amount possible to compensate you for injuries suffered and property damage sustained. It is important to remember that if you file a personal injury lawsuit against another driver, that driver’s insurance company will provide the attorney to represent the other driver.
Therefore, the insurance company will do whatever it can to minimize the amount you are entitled to. You may be required to undergo what is called an “independent medical examination,” or “IME,” as requested by the opposing insurance company. The person evaluating you is working in the best interest of the insurance company so he or she may indicate that your injuries are not as severe as they truly are. This can be very hard on you as the injured person, so you need a seasoned and dedicated car accident attorney standing by you to protect your rights and interests. The attorneys of Bruce Law Group, LLC will advocate for you in the best way possible to ensure you are not being taken advantage of by an insurance company.
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Why Hire Bruce Law Group, LLC For Your Case?
Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers provide serious legal representation for serious personal injuries. We ensure each and every client receives superior customer service. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay legal fees until after your have been compensated. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact Bruce Law Group, LLC at (502) 498-8887 for your free and comprehensive consultation.