Richmond Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
Sitting near the Kentucky River in mid-eastern Kentucky, Richmond boasts a population of about 33,500 people. It’s the county seat of Madison County, that’s named after the fourth President of the United States. Richmond is the home of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and it’s the sixth largest city in the state. The city sits close to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Although motor vehicle accidents comprise the majority of personal injury cases, we’ve also represented clients from in and around Richmond who were injured in slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and even serious animal attacks. We’ve been successful in all of these types of cases too.
Richmond KY Car Accidents
For a relatively small city, Richmond can have its share of traffic issues and resulting crashes. Given the topography, the city is connected with the rest of Kentucky by smaller highways. Those include U.S. Routes 25 and 421, but they also include State Route 52, 876 going around Richmond and 388. After those highways, there’s Interstate Route 75 that connects Richmond with both Lexington and Knoxville. All of that traffic activity, both personal and commercial, means that several accidents with injuries are going to happen every day in or around Richmond. The injuries that we commonly see from those accidents might include:
- Concussions and more serious traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries with temporary or permanent paralysis
- Spinal disc herniations
- Shoulder and knee cartilage and ligament damage
- Organ damage
- Deep cuts and scarring
We’ve seen motor vehicle accidents occur in and around Richmond from many causes. Some of the most common of those causes are:
- Distracted driving while texting, talking on a mobile phone or programming an infotainment center
- Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident like not keeping a proper interval from a vehicle ahead
- Driving while fatigued or groggy
- Driving under the speed limit, but still driving to fast for weather or road conditions
- Drunk driving, drugged driving or a combination of the two, especially on or around the campus of EKU
Whatever the nature and extent of your injuries, we offer free consultations and case reviews. If you can’t come to our offices, one of our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys will meet you at your home, hospital room or rehabilitation facility. We’ll carefully listen to you, assess the facts connected with the accident, and then we’ll tell you what we think we might be able to do for you.
The courts in Marion County and across the State of Kentucky recognize certain damages that an injury victim might have suffered. Those include:
- Medical bills, both past and future
- Lost earnings, both past and future
- Permanant disability, if any
- Permanent disfigurement, if any
- Pain and suffering coupled with emotional distress
- Funeral and burial expenses in the case of a wrongful death
Maximizing Compensation for injuries
The insurer on the other side of a case will want to devalue claims and pay injured victims as little as possible as compensation for their injuries. Our intention is to maximize any compensation that an insurer might pay. Upon hiring us to represent you in your personal injury claim, we’ll collect all of the evidence, medical bills, reports, statements and the like and submit them to the opposing insurer along with our settlement demand. If that insurer is unreasonable or delays resolving your claim, we have no problem with having a judge and jury work through the issues in your case. Remember that the insurance company has highly trained adjusters and insurance defense lawyers, so you’re going to need, confidant, experienced and effective attorneys representing you.
Contact a Richmond Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
The biggest mistake that you can make as an injured claimant is to fully cooperate with an opposing insurance company. Kentucky law doesn’t require you to do that. It will only use your cooperation against you in the future, especially if you provide it with a recorded statement. Rather than damaging a perfectly good case, call us first to arrange for that free consultation and case review. Anything that you say is confidential. We can answer your questions and advise you of your full range of legal alternatives. Don’t worry about needing to pay us a retainer either. Unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you, we don’t get paid any legal fees at all. What that means is that you don’t need to have a penny in your pocket to hire us. With a deal like that, there’s no reason not to contact us right away after being injured in any type of accident.