If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Oak Grove, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
Oak Grove is located in southwestern Kentucky along its border with Tennessee. With a population of about 7,400 residents, it’s adjacent to Fort Campbell and Hopkinsville, which is the county seat of Christian County. Oak Grove is part of the metropolitan area of Clarksville, TN. On Interstate 24 southbound, it’s about an hour from Nashville.
Our Personal Injury Practice
Our Kentucky personal injury law firm services Oak Grove, Fort Campbell and Hopkinsville, and we represent people who were injured in just about any type of accidents. Those accidents include motor vehicle crashes involving cars, motorcycles and trucks, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, construction and industrial accidents and even animal attacks.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
The majority of the personal injury cases filed in Kentucky involve motor vehicle accidents. As personal injury lawyers, we see certain driving behaviors that cause such accidents. Five of those behaviors are:
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Following another vehicle too closely
- Driving too fast for traffic or weather conditions
- Drunk driving, drugged driving or a combination of the two
When a personal injury claim of any kind is made, the insurer of the person who caused the accident and injuries opens a claim file and assigns an adjuster to investigate and manage the claim. The goal of that adjuster is to pay as little compensation as possible to the injured victim. On the other hand, our goal is to maximize any compensation that an insurer might pay an injury victim. Here’s how we go about that.
As soon as we’ve been retained to represent an injury victim, we carefully start gathering all of the evidence that’s necessary to build a case. That evidence typically consists of medical bills, records and reports, lost earnings verification, statements of occurrence and post-occurrence witnesses, photographs and any security or traffic camera footage that shows how the accident happened. When the client has reached maximum medical improvement and has been discharged from treatment, we piece all of the evidence together into a settlement package. That package is forwarded to the opposing insurance company’s adjuster along with our settlement demand. If the opposing insurer fails to respond, or it’s unreasonable, we’ll exercise our other alternative and file a lawsuit right there in the Circuit Court of Christian County. That will wake any insurance company up. In either case, the damages that we typically seek on behalf of a client consist of:
- Past medical bills and medical bills reasonably expected to be received in the future
- Past lost earnings and earnings reasonably expected to be lost in the future
- Permanent disfigurement, if any
- Permanent disability, if any
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
Meticulous preparation of a client’s case gives us an advantage. We’re ready to proceed to trial while the insurance company’s attorney is still trying to prepare a defense. Forcing the issue with thorough preparation is why some cases settle immediately before trial. Insurers realize that we’re serious. They often become far more reasonable.
Don’t Give a Statement
Don’t help the other side on your case prepare its defense against you by giving it a written or recorded statement. It’s only going to try to attack your credibility by using your own words against you in the future.
Oak Grove KY Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer
Protect and assert your rights by talking with us first. Anything that you say to us is confidential. All you need to do is call us to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation right after being injured in any accident. We’ll arrange for a meeting with an experienced personal injury lawyer from our offices. You don’t need to bring any money with you to hire us either. That’s because we don’t get paid any legal fees at all unless we enter into a settlement or obtain a verdict in your favor. There’s no reason not to call us after being injured in any accident.