London Car Accident Attorney
Car Accidents in Kentucky
Most of us do everything we can to minimize the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident while we’re driving. This means observing stop signs and posted speed limits, signaling properly when turning or changing lanes, and never operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
These guidelines aren’t just common sense—they’re also enforced by Kentucky state law, and when drivers fail to adhere to them, the results can be devastating.
If you have been involved in a serious car accident in Kentucky and you have reason to suspect that another driver was at fault, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. The best way to see that your claim is accepted and that you are compensated fairly for your injuries is to partner with an experienced Kentucky car accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Bruce Bentley, Attorney At Law, our London car accident attorneys have decades of combined legal experience and have recovered millions of dollars for clients and their families. We will fight to secure the just compensation you deserve.
When you require a dedicated car accident attorney in Central or Eastern Kentucky, look no further than Bruce Bentley, Attorney At Law. Contact us now to learn more.
Common Injuries & Damages in Car Accident Cases
Auto accidents are a unfortunate regular occurrence in the world which result in various forms of injuries, a few examples of which include:
- Wrongful death
It is common to sustain these injuries to the head, shoulders, back, neck and knees in a car accident.
What to Do If You’ve Been in a Car Accident
If you have recently been injured in a car wreck, you are likely feeling overwhelmed—not to mention you could be dealing with painful injuries. Our car accident lawyers are here to help.
First, seek out medical treatment if you haven’t already. The aftermath of a car wreck can be chaotic, so people often suffer serious internal injuries without realizing it until days later, causing further harm due to the delay in treatment. The best way to avoid this happening to you is to visit a doctor regardless of how you feel, just to be safe. Having medical records on file will also help with your car accident claim.
Kentucky is a “no-fault” state, so you should contact your auto insurance company and inform them that you have recently been in an accident. This should be done regardless of who was at fault for the crash.
However, do not accept any settlement offers until you have a good idea of how much your case is worth. The easiest and most efficient way to do this is to contact a car accident lawyer experienced in such matters—however, you may also be able to determine this yourself once you have reached either a full recovery or the point of “maximum medical improvement.”
If an insurance company tries to pressure you into accepting a settlement prior to the completion of your medical treatment, they could be attempting to pressure you into taking less than your case is actually worth. Medical bills can be costly, so you’ll want to know exactly how much you have incurred before settling your claim.
Save all documentation and correspondence related to your accident and injuries, including medical bills, receipts, emails, pictures you may have taken of your injury and/or property damage to your vehicle.
What Happens if I Reject a Settlement Offer?
If you reject a settlement offer, you may or may not receive a second offer. Let your attorney help you weigh the pros and cons of your settlement offer when deciding if it should be accepted or rejected. There is a chance that you will be offered a second settlement, but there is no guarantee of this.
Seeking Compensation for Pain, Suffering, & Medical Bills
Damages awarded in personal injury cases can be used to pay for medical bills, lost income, and other costs related to an injurious car accident, as well as help compensate victims for their pain and suffering. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our office immediately to learn more about your legal options in the wake of a tragic accident.
If you are unable to come to us due to your injuries, we’ll come to you at your home or to the hospital to help begin laying the foundation of a successful personal injury claim.
At Bruce Bentley, Attorney At Law, we are proud of our reputation for helping our Kentucky clients obtain favorable outcomes in their personal injury cases. We’ve successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for car accident victims. We know that no two cases are alike, and that’s why we consistently favor personalized legal representation for our clients.
Give us a call—we’re eager to help you get started in pursuing financial justice if you’ve been involved in a wreck due to the carelessness or recklessness of another driver.
How Can I Prove Pain and Suffering?
In order to verify that your pain and suffering is legitimate, your lawyer can help you provide any or all of the following information as proof:
- Medical bills, records and prognosis
- Psychiatric records
- Expert testimony, if possible
- Pictures of your injuries
A Track Record of Fearless Excellence
Attorney Bruce R. Bentley is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an esteemed trial lawyer group that only admits attorneys who have obtained settlements or verdicts in excess of a million dollars for clients in personal injury cases. Fewer than 1% of American lawyers enjoy this honor.
When you put Bruce Bentley, Attorney At Law to work on your case, you are hiring a seasoned Kentucky automobile accident team who isn’t intimidated by insurance companies or their claims examiners.
We’ll do everything possible to see that you are treated fairly during negotiations or litigation and that you receive the maximum compensation allowable under Kentucky law for your ordeal.
Call (606) 332-2494 or fill out the contact form provided here to speak with an aggressive and experienced Kentucky car accident attorney. Bruce Bentley, Attorney At Law can help you get your life back on track following an incident. We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What does “choice no-fault” mean in regards to auto accidents?
Under no-fault car insurance systems, if you suffer an auto-related injury you must first turn to your own car insurance coverage, regardless of who is to blame for the accident. Under Kentucky state law, however, drivers have the choice of “opting out” of the no-fault system and purchasing traditional tort-based coverage. Additionally, drivers who opt to remain in no-fault can still file a liability claim, depending on the details of their situation.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit following a car accident?
In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for claims involving auto-related injuries is two years for those suffering a personal injury and two years for those seeking compensation for property damage. If you try to file a claim after this deadline, it will be thrown out by the court, so it is always best to initiate claims as soon as possible.
How much money do you get after a car accident?
It depends. The amount of compensation you are eligible to receive depends upon the unique facts of your specific situation, so it varies case by case. You should be able to obtain compensation that will sufficiently cover your expenses. Factors that may affect the settlement you receive include the severity of your injuries, how cooperative the at-fault driver is, whether you were partially at-fault for the accident yourself, and the defendant’s assets.