If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Radcliff, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
Radcliff is located in far north central Kentucky in Hardin County. Fort Knox is next door, and many of Radcliff’s 22,500 residents work there. On the base itself are 12,500 people. Radcliff is in the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Statistical Area with a total population of about 114,000. From Radcliff, U.S. Route 34 can take you about 35 miles north to Louisville. It’s about 90 minutes away from Lexington.
The Types of Accidents We See
With so many people living in an area, accidents are inevitable. They aren’t just motor vehicle accidents either. As Kentucky personal injury lawyers, we’ve often represented clients in other types of accidents in and around Radcliff that involve slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls on commercial, residential and public property, falling merchandise in retail establishments, bicycle, pedestrian and boating accidents.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Accidents involving cars, trucks and motorcycles occur in Radcliff and the surrounding just about every day. We continue to see certain common causes of those accidents. They include:
- Distracted driving involving texting or talking on a cell phone while driving or otherwise not paying full attention to driving safely
- Following a vehicle ahead too closely to safely stop or slow down to avoid an accident
- Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions
- Driving while fatigued or groggy
- Driving while intoxicated, under the influence of drugs or both
Tragically, Radcliff is tied to the worst drunk driving crash in United States history. A drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate Highway 71 between Cincinnati and Louisville hit a bus carrying a Radcliff church youth group and killed 25 youths and two adults.
The Opposing Insurance Adjuster’s Job
Regardless of the type of accident and injuries, when an accident is reported to an insurer, it will open a claim file. One of the insurance company’s adjusters is then assigned to the claim to investigate and attempt to resolve it. Part of that adjuster’s job it to try to devalue a claim and ultimately pay out as little as possible or even nothing at all on it. That’s how insurance companies make money. They deposit and invest premium payments, and then they pay out as little as possible on claims.
Our goal is to maximize any compensation that you might receive from the opposing insurance company. We begin working on your personal injury claim or lawsuit as soon as we enter into a retainer agreement with you. We start by collecting all medical bills, reports, treatment records, verification of lost earnings, witness statements, photos, camera footage and the like that support the issues of liability and damages in your case. When you’ve reached maximum medical improvement and you’ve been discharged from your doctor’s care, we assemble a settlement package and present it to the opposing adjuster along with our settlement demand. If the adjuster drags his or her heels or is unreasonable, we have no problem at all with filing a personal injury lawsuit in Hardin County Circuit Court seeking compensation for your damages. Those damages typically consist of:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost earnings
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
You might be surprised about how reasonable some insurance companies get the closer that a case progresses to a trial setting. It’s not unusual for a case to settle on the eve of trial.
Talk to Us First
Protect your rights. Don’t give them up. Kentucky law doesn’t require you to cooperate with an opposing insurance company. If you do so, it will only lull you into a false sense of security and use any information that it gets from you against you in the future. You’ll be much better off talking with an experienced, aggressive and successful personal injury lawyer from our offices. Anything that you say to us is confidential.
Radcliff KY Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer
Rather than relinquishing your rights, talk with us first. After being injured in an accident, you can call us and arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation with a dedicated and professional personal injury lawyer from our offices. If we enter into a retainer agreement with you, no legal fees would even be due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. There’s no reason not to contact our office after being injured in any accident.