If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Winchester, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
The City of Winchester was established in 1793 in what was then the western frontier. Situated where the Appalachians meet bluegrass country, it’s the county seat of Clark county in mid-eastern Kentucky. U.S. Route 60 runs through the heart of Winchester, and Interstate Highway 65 runs through the northern end of the city. Winchester has a population of about 18,500, and it’s in the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lexington-Fayette, KY. That area has a population of more than 700,000. Major employers in Winchester include Amazon, Catalent Pharma and East Kentucky Power Cooperative.
Types of Accidents
The fact that Winchester is in an area with more than 700,000 people gives rise to accidents occurring on a daily basis. They’re not just motor vehicle accidents either. They also include slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls in businesses and homes, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, construction and industrial accidents and even dog attacks. We’ve successfully represented countless clients in these types of accidents.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
As experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyers, we see certain causes of motor vehicle accidents more than others. Five of the most common causes are:
- Distracted driving like texting while driving, talking on a phone, attending to personal grooming or attending to children
- Following a vehicle ahead too closely
- Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions
- Trying to beat a traffic control light and hitting a turning vehicle
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both
The Opposing Insurance Adjuster
When a person is injured in an accident that was caused by the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, the accident is reported to the liability insurer of the person who caused the accident, and the insurer opens a claim file. An adjuster is then assigned to represent the interests of both the insured person who caused the accident and the insurance company. That adjuster is highly trained and experienced. It’s the job of the adjuster attempt to devalue a claim and ultimately pay out as little compensation as possible to the injured claimant. There are times when an insurer might deny a claim in its entirety. Those are just two of the ways that insurance companies make money.
Given the fact that the opposing insurer has a shrewd adjuster representing its interests, you’re going to want our respected, aggressive and successful law firm that works in Winchester representing your interests in your case. Our objective is to maximize any proceeds that you might receive in compensation for your injuries.
We’re going to careful consider all of the damages that you suffered in connection with your accident. Those might generally 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
Once we enter into a retainer agreement with you, we start working on your case immediately. We’ll collect evidence like medical bills and reports, treatment records, witness statements, verification of lost earnings and any security or traffic camera footage in support of your claims of liability and damages. When it’s been determined that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, we’ll carefully put together all of the evidence and damages supporting your case together, piece by piece. Then we forward copies of all of those items to the opposing insurer along with our settlement demand. If that insurance company causes undue delays or is otherwise unreasonable, we’ll file suit in the Clark County Circuit Court. A judge and jury will decide your case. You’d be surprised how increasingly reasonable many insurers become when a case gets closer and closer to a trial date. Many cases settle on the eve of trial.
Winchester KY Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer
Perhaps the worst thing that you can do for any type of an injury claim is to talk with the opposing insurer. They know the rules of evidence, and you don’t. Inconsistent statements can be used against you in the future, and you’re likely to devalue your case without even realizing it. We could be talking about tens of thousands of dollars of devaluation too. Don’t talk with that insurer. Protect and invoke your rights by contacting us as soon as possible after being injured in any kind of accident in or around Winchester. You can arrange for a free consultation and case review with one of our professionally qualified personal injury attorneys. We don’t even charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. There’s no reason not to contact us after being injured in an accident.