If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
Located about 35 minutes east of Lexington, and with a population of about 7,400 residents, Mount Sterling is the county seat of Montgomery County, KY. From Mount Sterling, just get on U.S. Highway 68 and exit onto U.S. Highway 46 , and you’re in Lexington.
Mount Sterling is a small Kentucky city, but it’s the principal municipality in the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area which has a population of about 45,000 people. During the winter months, the area might get sleet and snow that develops into ice. That weather contributes to occasional treacherous driving conditions and accidents with injuries.
Types of Cases
Aside from traffic crashes, residents of the area in and around Mount Sterling suffer injuries in other types of accidents. In our personal injury law practice, we’ve represented injured clients in all types of mishaps like slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls in stores and private residences, falling merchandise in warehouse stores, bicycle and pedestrian accidents and even dog attacks.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
The most common cases that we represent injured clients in are motor vehicle crashes that are caused by the carelessness and negligence of somebody else. Those crashes might be caused by distracted driving, drowsy driving, following too closely, speeding, driving too fast for conditions or drunk driving. If a victim isn’t killed in one of these types of crashes, he or she can suffer serious injuries like:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord compression or tearing
- Multiple fractures
- Organ damage
- Spinal vertebra, disc and nerve damage
- Joint injuries
Your Bodily Injury Claim
When the opposing insurance company is notified of your personal injury claim against its insured person, it will open a claim file and assign an adjuster to it. It’s the job of the adjuster to ultimately pay as little as possible or even nothing on your personal injury claim. He or she will use a three pronged attack on your case. Liability, damages and your credibility are going to come to issue.
Our goal is to maximize any compensation that you might receive from the insurer on the other side of your case. As soon as you retain us to represent you for the injuries that you suffered in your accident, we start building the evidence in your case. That evidence typically consists of occurrence and post-occurrence witness statements, medical bills, records and reports, photographs and security or traffic camera footage.
Our Settlement Demand
After you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, and you’ve been discharged from the care and treatment of your doctors and therapists, we assemble all of the evidence in your favor into a settlement package. We then forward that package to the opposing insurer along with our demand for settlement of your claim. If the insurer drags its feet toward settlement or is otherwise unreasonable, we can force the issue by filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County. A trial date will be set. Damages sought in such a lawsuit ordinarily consist of:
- Past and future medical bills resulting from the crash
- Past and future lost earnings resulting from the crash
- Permanent disfigurement, if any
- Permanent disability, if any
- Pain and suffering
- Any diminished quality of life
Mount Sterling KY Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer
We have no problem with trying our clients’ cases, because that’s what we prepare for, but you’d be surprised how reasonable many insurers get the closer that a case gets to that trial date. Most cases settle.
Always remember that Kentucky law doesn’t require you to help the opposing party build its case against you. Never do that by giving a statement of any kind. No matter how personable and concerned that the opposing adjuster sounds, he or she will only use that statement against you in the future. Talk to us first. You need only call us right away after being injured in any accident, and we’ll arrange for a free confidential consultation and professional case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer from our office. Unlike the opposing insurance company, we won’t use your own words against you. You don’t need to pay us a single cent to retain us. We won’t even charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. With a deal like that, there’s no reason not to contact us.