Jeffersontown only has a population of about 26,500 people, but it’s in the metropolitan Louisville area. It’s the largest municipality in that area. Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory are all just minutes away. Interstate Highways 64, 264 and 65 are easily accessible from town. Big road systems in a heavily populated area like that mean constant personal and commercial traffic.
Common Types of Personal Injury Accidents
Being in such a populated and highly traveled area, Jeffersontown has its share of personal injury accidents. Of course, motor vehicle collisions are the most common type of personal injury accidents around town, but residents and others who spend any time in Jeffersontown also suffer injuries from slips and trips, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, construction accidents and dog bites. We’ve represented countless people in those types of accidents.
Local Jefferson County Knowledge
We know our way around Jeffersontown, the surrounding area and the Jefferson County Judicial Center. If you’re going to seek compensation for your injuries, you’ll be doing yourself a service if you retain a local attorney with local knowledge. That’s particularly important during the investigation and possible litigation aspects of a case when personal communication with witnesses, court personnel and possibly jurors is required.
Motor Vehicle Crash Causes
Crashes involving cars, trucks and motorcycles occur in and around Jeffersontown for a variety of reasons. The causes might include:
- Distractions like texting or talking on a phone while driving
- Driving while fatigued or drowsy
- Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions
- Following the vehicle ahead too closely
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two
After being injured in an accident by a careless and negligent driver, you’ll probably want to seek compensation for your damages from the insurer of the person who caused your crash. What’s going to come to issue though is the fact that the opposing insurer is going to do everything possible to try to devalue your claim. It might even deny it. Those are two of the ways that insurers make money. They’ll collect premiums, but then they’ll pay out as little as possible or even nothing at all on claims. You don’t want to be on the receiving end of a low settlement due to the simple fact that you didn’t retain us.
Once you retain us to represent you for the injuries and damages that you suffered, our job will be to maximize any compensation that you might receive from that insurer. Since the other side has highly trained adjusters and insurance defense attorneys, you’re going to want quality, respected and effective representation on your side of the case.
Personal Injury Damages
As soon as you hire us, we’re going to start making a determination of all of your past, present and future costs in connection with your crash and injuries. Those are just part of your damages that are going to consist of:
- Past medical bills and future medical bills that are reasonably necessary
- Past and future lost earnings in connection with the accident
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Funeral and burial bills in the event of a wrongful death
Bills and medical reports are just some of the damages that we submit to the opposing insurer. We also might supplement those damages with witness statements and medical opinions. All of those documents are then forwarded to the attention of the adjuster for the opposing insurance company along with our demand for settlement. If that insurer delays settling a claim or is otherwise unreasonable, we file the client’s lawsuit in the Jefferson County Judicial Center. We’re known and respected attorneys there, and we’ll ask that a jury attend to every damages issue in your case.
Contact an Jeffersontown Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
The best way to damage a perfectly viable personal injury case is to try and represent yourself. You’re under no obligation to speak with the opposing insurer or give it a statement of any kind. It will only try to use your own words as a sword against you. Talk with us first. You can do that by contacting our offices and arranging for a free consultation and case evaluation. You’ll meet personally with one of our experienced Jefferson County personal injury lawyers who will answer your questions and advise you of your legal options.
Insurance companies are going to do whatever they can legally do to earn more money and pay higher dividends to their investors. You want an aggressive and effective law firm on your side of the case representing you. You don’t even need to bring a checkbook to retain us either. That’s because no legal fees are due unless we enter into a settlement or obtain a verdict on your behalf. With that kind of an offer, there’s no reason not to contact us.