If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Russellville, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
We have a long history of obtaining verdicts and settlements for our clients all over the entire state of Kentucky and southern Indiana as well. We handle all types of personal injuries including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, farming accidents, medical malpractice, worksite injuries and wrongful death claims.
Russellville is situated in the southwest part of Kentucky on it’s border with Tennessee. It’s in tobacco country. It’s about an hour straight north of Nashville and a little over two hours straight south of Louisville. It’s present estimated population is about 7,000 residents, and it’s the county seat of Logan County. The city is served by U.S. Routes 68, 79 and 431.
Types of Accident Cases We Handle
Our law firm concentrates its practice in personal injury. We represent injured victims of accidents in Russellville and across western Kentucky. Those accidents include auto, truck and motorcycle crashes, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls along with construction and industrial accidents. All of these types of accidents have the common thread of negligence.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Most of the accident cases that we handle as Kentucky personal injury lawyers involve motor vehicle crashes. Along with negligence, we also see common driver behaviors that cause motor vehicle accidents. Those include:
- Distracted driving like texting while driving, using an infotainment center, doing personal grooming, eating, consuming a beverage or smoking
- Drowsy or groggy driving
- Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions
- Following a vehicle ahead too closely
- Drunk driving, drugged driving or a combination of the two
As soon as you’ve hired us to represent you regarding the injuries that you suffered as a result of the negligence of somebody else, we put the opposing insurance company on notice of your bodily injury claim. Then we begin collecting all of the evidence in your case. Just some of that evidence typically includes medical bills, records and reports, statements from occurrence and post-occurrence witnesses, police and paramedic reports and any security or traffic camera footage that tends to show how the accident happened.
When the opposing insurer receives our claim notice, it opens a claim file, and one of its adjusters is assigned to that file. His or her goal is to investigate the claim and pay out as little as possible on it as compensation for your injuries. In the adversarial legal system that we have, our goal is quite the opposite. We want to maximize any compensation that the opposing insurer might pay our client for his or her injuries.
The amount of any compensation paid in personal injury cases often depends on the percentage of liability for the accident that’s attributable to the defendant and the damages suffered by the claimant. Damages that Kentucky typically recognizes include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost earnings
- Any permanent disability
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
The Settlement Demand
As soon as you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, and you’ve been discharged from the care and treatment of your doctors, we carefully review and assemble all of the evidence that we’ve collected into a settlement package. Those documents are then forwarded to the opposing insurer along with our settlement demand. If that insurer drags its feet or is otherwise unreasonable, we exercise the alternative of filing suit right there in Russellville at the Circuit Court of Logan County. That lawsuit is going to wake somebody in the insurer’s offices up. Given our reputation for thoroughly preparing cases, the presiding judge will know that we have both barrels loaded and that we’re ready to try your case. The insurance defense lawyer will still be trying to prepare his or her defense. That’s an example of how timely and thorough preparation often forces good settlements.
Contact a Russellville Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Don’t try to talk to an opposing insurance company before you talk to us. You could do permanent damage to your case, especially if you give it a written or recorded statement. Kentucky law doesn’t forgive mistakes. Talk to us first. You need only contact us to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our dedicated personal injury lawyers. Anything that you say to us is confidential. If we enter into a retainer agreement, we’ll start working on your case right away. You don’t even need to pay us anything to retain us. That’s because we don’t get paid any legal fees at all unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. With the opportunities that we offer, there’s no reason not to contact us after being injured in any accident.