If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Edgewood, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
The City of Edgewood is situated near the confluence of the Ohio River and the Licking River in Kenton County, KY. In 1968, it merged with Summit Hills Heights and St. Pius Heights. The present population of Edgewood is estimated to be 8,750 residents. The city is only 10 miles south of Cincinnati, and it ordinarily less than a 30 minute trip up Interstate Highway 71. The Edgewood area occasionally gets freezing temperatures with sleet, snow and ice, so there are times when driving will be treacherous. Being in a metropolitan area with a population of 2.1 million people, residents of Edgewood and the area around it see injuries from accidents on a daily basis.
The Types of Accidents We Represent Clients In
Accidents in and around Edgewood don’t just consist of motor vehicle crashes. Like anywhere else, people suffer slip-and-falls and trip-and fall injuries, especially those who are over 60 years of age. Others are injured in pedestrian, bicycle, construction and industrial accidents. Our personal injury law firm has a long history of countless successes in these types of cases.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
The most frequent types of personal injury accidents that we see in our offices and the courthouses in and around Edgewood involve motor vehicle collisions. The most frequent causes of those crashes include:
- Distracted driving while using a cell phone for talking, texting, taking photos or using social media
- Trying to beat a yellow or red light
- Failing to maintain a proper interval by following a leading vehicle too closely
- Speeding and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident in adverse weather or heavy traffic conditions
- Shooting a gap with quick and dangerous maneuvering when changing lanes or merging with traffic
You Want a Law Firm With Local Knowledge
When you’ve been injured as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else in or around Edgewood, you have the right to bring a claim or lawsuit against that person in order to seek compensation for the damages that you suffered. We know our way around the Edgewood area, and that’s just one of the ways that we’re a valuable resource for you, particularly in investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and any possible litigation spinning off of it.
The Opposing Insurance Company
If a claim is made against the person who caused your accident and injuries, a claim file will be opened, and that file will be assigned to an adjuster who works for the opposing insurer. Insurance companies love to deposit premium checks, but their intention is to pay out as little as possible or even nothing on claims. That’s the adjuster’s job. If you’re not represented by us, you can expect that adjuster to contact you and try to get as much information from you about the accident and your injuries. No matter what that adjuster says, the law doesn’t require you to cooperate with an opposing insurer in order to help it build its case against you. Expect some of the information that you give the opposing insurance company to be used against you to attack your credibility and devalue your case. You should politely refuse to provide any information at all, and then you should contact us to arrange for a free consultation and case review.
Damages in a personal injury case
Once you’ve retained us to represent you in your personal injury claim or lawsuit, we’ll start preparing your case by obtaining copies of all medical bills, records, medical reports and witness statements, including the findings of the investigating police officer and the disposition of any traffic tickets that were issued. Then we’ll carefully examine all of the damages in your case and bring them to the opposing insurer’s attention. Those damages might include:
- Your past medical bills in connection with the accident and any medical bills reasonably expected to arise in the future
- Past medical bills and medical bills reasonably expected to be lost in the future
- Any permanent disfigurement or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
- Any out-of-pocket expense
We’ll Get the Opposing Insurer’s Attention
Along with proof of damages, we’ll make our settlement demand. If the opposing insurer unreasonably delays settlement or is otherwise dilatory, we’ll access the Kenton County Circuit Court and place your claim in litigation. That’s going to get somebody’s attention at the opposing insurer’s offices. We often find that the closer a case gets to a trial setting, the more reasonable the opposing insurer becomes. If it continues to be unreasonable, we have no problem with having a Kenton Count judge and jury decide every issue in your case.
Contact an Edgewood Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Always remember that the opposing insurance company works with highly trained adjusters and skilled defense attorneys. You’re going to want a respected, effective and successful personal injury law firm on your side of your case. Protect and assert your rights by contacting us right away to arrange for that free consultation and case review after any kind of accident in or around Edgewood. We don’t even charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf. There’s no reason not to contact us.