Kentucky Car Accident Attorneys
Experienced car crash attorneys in Lexington and Louisville
Car accidents are known for causing major injuries and major financial headaches. When someone else is to blame for your accident, they should cover your costs. To make this happen, you may need to prepare to go to court. Feeling overwhelmed thinking of filing a civil claim? A qualified Kentucky car accident lawyer can ease your fears.
At Wilt & Associates, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping those injured across Kentucky. We want the individual or entity responsible for causing your accident and injuries to pay for what they put you through. Our car accident lawyers in Louisville and Lexington work to assist clients across the state in securing compensation when they are hurt in car accidents that weren’t their fault. We can help you, too.
How can we help today?
- What are the different types of car accidents and injuries?
- How do I know if I have whiplash?
- Who is responsible for my Kentucky car accident and injuries?
- Can your Kentucky attorneys help me with the insurance company?
- What’s the difference between economic and non-economic damages in car accident claims?
- Is there a deadline for when my car accident claim needs to be filed in Kentucky?
- How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for a Kentucky car accident?
- Do you have a car accident attorney near me?
What are the different types of car accidents and injuries?
In 2021, Kentucky had 806 fatal car accidents, up from 780 in 2020. Out of these, Louisville saw 171 and Lexington saw 92 deaths from car wrecks.
Every car accident is different, and there are countless ways a car accident can happen. Maybe you were struck by a semi as you drove through a green light. Other types of car accidents include sideswipe accidents, rear-end collisions, and head-on collisions, to name a few.
Unfortunately, sometimes those who are in car accidents suffer from major injuries or even succumb to them. Some of the most frequently seen types of injuries from car accidents include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Back injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Spinal cord damage
- Whiplash and soft tissue injuries
How do I know if I have whiplash?
Whiplash is a common injury from car accidents, but that does not make it any less serious a condition. Whiplash is often difficult to diagnose. In many instances, symptoms do not immediately appear, and victims often mistake their pain for minor stiffness or soreness. Due to whiplash being what is known as a soft-tissue injury, X-rays may not detect the damage done to the neck. Instead, it may require specialized testing to make a definitive diagnosis.
Symptoms of whiplash often include:
- Headaches, dizziness and soreness to the neck
- Pain to the shoulder blades that resonates into the arms and hands
- Lower back pain
- Short-term memory loss and difficulty concentrating on daily tasks
- Disruption of sleep
Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms following an accident should speak to a doctor right away. We also recommend speaking to one of our Kentucky personal injury lawyers so that we can provide you an objective assessment of your situation.
Who is responsible for my Kentucky car accident and injuries?
You may be wondering who is to blame for your accident. You may think the answer is obvious (i.e., the other driver). But you also might be surprised to learn there are several parties that may have caused your injuries.
First, let’s take a look at the driver of the vehicle that struck you. Driver error is a major cause of car accidents in Kentucky. When someone gets behind the wheel when they are too tired, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or when they drive aggressively or drive distracted, they can cause devastating injuries to themselves and others on the roads.
Often, they engaged in some sort of negligent driving behaviors, such as the following:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Failure to stop or yield
- Distracted driving
- Road rage
- Driving while fatigued
Can your Kentucky attorneys help me with the insurance company?
Yes. Dealing with the insurance company is, unfortunately, necessary as part of the claims process. Kentucky is a no-fault state when it comes to auto insurance.
We know some insurers like to pretend to be on your side. In reality, their goal as a for-profit business is to minimize their financial losses (i.e., your settlement). Some insurance adjusters have many tricks up their sleeves to accomplish this goal. These include manipulating statements you give or making you a low offer quickly since they know you need the cash.
Our firm has years of experience in negotiating with insurance companies. We work to ensure you aren’t taken advantage of. And we will never let you settle your claim for less than you’re entitled to in Kentucky.
Is there a deadline for when my car accident claim needs to be filed in Kentucky?
Yes. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Kentucky is two years. This means that two years from the date of your accident, or from the date you discovered your injury, the time limit will expire. If you fail to file before time runs out, the Kentucky civil court system will refuse to hear your case. You will not only have lost the chance to bring the liable party to justice. You'll also lose your chance to get full compensation for all you have been through.
Ensure you contact the car accident attorneys at Wilt & Associates immediately after your accident for the best chances for a successful claim.
How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for a Kentucky car accident?
You're likely struggling to make ends meet due to the extent of your injuries. So it makes sense that the cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer in Kentucky would be important to you. Fortunately, costs aren’t an issue when you choose Wilt & Associates. Our lawyers work with our clients on contingency. That means you won’t pay a dime unless or until we win your case.
Do you have a car accident attorney near me?
Wilt & Associates has offices in Louisville and Lexington:
If you are too injured or ill to travel to us, we can arrange a phone or video conference. We also make hospital visits when necessary.
Get help from a Louisville and Lexington car accident lawyer today
When you have suffered major injuries in a car accident and are unsure of your next legal steps, reach out to a Kentucky car accident lawyer at Wilt & Associates. Let us help you secure the financial compensation to which you are entitled, and the justice you deserve. Discover the difference that experienced representation can make. Please call 502-253-9110 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We maintain offices in Lexington and Louisville, and proudly serve clients throughout Kentucky.