If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Princeton, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
Princeton is located in far western Kentucky in Caldwell County. It’s in Kentucky’s tobacco growing region, and it’s population hovers somewhere around 6,100 residents. It’s about 90 minutes straight south of Evansville on Interstate Highway 69 and more than two hours southwest of Louisville on Interstate Highway 65.
Types of Accident Cases We Handle
We’re Kentucky personal injury lawyers, and we service both Princeton and Caldwell County. The cases that we regularly handle involve motor vehicle accidents, boating, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, along with construction, industrial and farming accidents.
When a person is injured in an accident and makes a bodily injury claim, the opposing insurer opens a claim file and an adjuster is assigned to it for purposes of investigating and managing the claim. It’s the adjuster’s objective to pay as little as possible to the claimant as compensation for the damages that he or she suffered. When we’re representing a claimant, our objective is quite the opposite. We want to maximize any compensation that our client might receive.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Most of the personal injury claims and lawsuits that we file involve motor vehicle crashes. Over the years, we’ve come to recognize certain common causes of those crashes. They include:
- Distracted driving while using a cellular device, infotainment center, attending to children or personal grooming
- Drowsy driving or groggy driving due to fatigue
- Following a vehicle ahead too closely
- Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in adverse weather or traffic conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both
Gathering the Evidence
As soon as we’re formally retained on an accident case, we begin collecting evidence. That evidence ordinarily consists of medical bills, records and reports, occurrence and post-occurrence witness statements, photographs and any security or traffic camera footage of the accident itself. When the client has reached maximum medical improvement and has been discharged from the care of their doctors, we assemble all of the evidence and include it in a settlement package. That settlement package is then forwarded to the insurer of the liable party along with our settlement demand.
Much of the evidence that we submit to insurance companies or juries consists of the damages that the client has suffered. Kentucky law typically permits the following damages to be submitted and considered:
- Past medical bills and medical bills reasonably expected to be incurred in the future
- Past lost earnings and earnings reasonably expected to be lost in the future
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- A diminished normal life
One Way or Another, We’ll Get Their Attention
If the opposing insurance company fails to appropriately respond to our settlement demand, or it’s otherwise unreasonable, we can exercise our other option, and we can file a personal injury lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Caldwell County. That’s going to wake up more than a few people at that insurance company. Given the way that we prepare our cases, we’ll be ready to try a case in front of a judge and jury on short notice. The other side will be left scrambling while trying to prepare a defense. That insurance company might suddenly become more reasonable. It happens across the country every day.
Princeton KY Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer
Kentucky law doesn’t require you to cooperate with an opposing insurance company. It’s likely to use your cooperation against you in the future, especially if you give a recorded statement. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you can contact us right away to arrange for a free consultation and case review with an experienced personal injury lawyer from our offices. If we enter into a retainer agreement, it will be us and not that opposing insurance company who is in control of your case. You don’t need a single dollar in your pocket to hire us to represent you either. That’s because you aren’t required to pay us any legal fees at all unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. With a deal like that, there’s no reason not to call us as soon as you’ve been injured in any accident.