Car accidents in Kentucky

Lexington Car Accident Lawyers

After a car crash, talk to our Lexington car accident attorneys for help

In the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, whether on Route 75, Route 64, or elsewhere in Lexington, the road to recovery can be daunting. At Wilt Injury Lawyers, we help clients handle the legal process after motor vehicle accidents. Our team of Lexington car accident lawyers is dedicated to providing practical, results-driven legal representation. We understand the urgency and challenges of your situation, and we are here to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. Trust us to be your advocates, standing by your side every step of the way.

How often do car accidents happen?

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 2,643,568 motor vehicle accidents occurred in 2022 where at least one vehicle was towed from the scene. Nearly 1 million people within the United States suffered injuries as a result of these accidents, which means that approximately 2,739 people are injured in a motor vehicle accident in the United States each day. This high rate of injuries in collisions presents a serious risk every time you use a public roadway. Because of the frequency of accidents, defensive driving techniques and responsible driving will always provide drivers with the best chance of a safe trip.

What types of motor vehicle accidents do your Lexington attorneys handle?

Our Lexington car accident attorneys handle a wide range of cases involving motor vehicle collisions, including:

  • Rear-end collisions: These occur when one vehicle strikes the back of another vehicle.
  • Head-on collisions: These accidents happen when the front ends of two vehicles collide.
  • Side-impact collisions (T-bone accidents): This type of accident occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle.
  • Multi-vehicle accidents: Also known as pile-ups or chain-reaction accidents, these involve three or more vehicles.
  • Single-vehicle accidents: These accidents involve only one vehicle, such as hitting a stationary object, rolling over, or running off the road.
  • Hit-and-run accidents: These occur when a driver leaves the scene of the accident without providing identifying information or rendering aid.
  • Intersection accidents: Accidents that occur at intersections due to failure to yield, running red lights, or other violations.
  • Distracted driving accidents: These accidents result from drivers being distracted by activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting the radio.
  • Drunk driving accidents: Accidents caused by drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Fatigued driving accidents: Accidents caused by drivers who are drowsy or fatigued behind the wheel.

Regardless of the type of motor vehicle accident, our attorneys are ready to investigate your situation and provide advice on how to seek adequate recovery.

What types of injuries can happen in car accidents?

Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, varying in severity from minor to life-threatening. Some common types of injuries that can occur in car accidents include:

  • Head injuries: These can range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can cause cognitive impairment, memory problems, and other serious complications.
  • Back injuries: Herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and other back injuries can result from the force of impact during a car accident.
  • Internal injuries: Blunt force trauma from a car accident can cause internal injuries such as internal bleeding, organ damage, or punctured organs.
  • Fractures and broken bones: Impact forces in car accidents can cause bones to break or fracture, including arms, legs, ribs, and facial bones.
  • Emotional trauma: Car accidents can also cause emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in some individuals.

Remember: anyone involved in a car accident should promptly seek medical attention, even if their injuries seem minor at first. Because of the shock and increased adrenaline which is normally associated with being involved in a motor vehicle accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent or recognizable without the assistance of trained medical personnel.

Who is liable for my Lexington car accident?

Determining liability for a car accident depends on a variety of factors and circumstances specific to your case. In general, however, liability for a car accident may fall on one or more of the following parties:

  • Driver negligence is a common cause of car accidents. If a driver fails to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle and causes an accident, they may be held liable for the resulting damages. Examples of driver negligence include speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The vehicle owner may also be held liable in some cases, particularly if they allowed someone else to drive their vehicle knowing that person was unfit or inexperienced.
  • An employer may be held liable under the legal principle of vicarious liability if the driver was operating a vehicle within the scope of their employment.
  • Government entities can be held liable if the accident was caused by a hazardous road condition, such as potholes, inadequate signage, or malfunctioning traffic signals. The government agency responsible for maintaining the road may be held accountable for such conditions.
  • Manufacturers or distributors may also bear liability if the accident was caused by a defect in the vehicle or one of its components. For example, faulty brakes or tires could lead to an accident, and the manufacturer or distributor of the defective part may be held liable under product liability laws.

Liability for a car accident is often determined through investigations by insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, and legal proceedings. Consult with an experienced Lexington car accident attorney who can evaluate the circumstances of your accident and help determine liability.

How long do I have to bring a car accident claim in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for bringing a car accident claim is two years from the date of the accident. This means that you have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other losses resulting from the accident.

You must be aware of and adhere to the statute of limitations, as failing to file a lawsuit within this time frame can result in the court dismissing your case, and you may lose the opportunity to pursue compensation. To determine your applicable statute of limitations and make progress on preserving your claim, it’s best to contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible when you or a loved one was involved in a motor vehicle accident.

What is the value of my Lexington car accident claim?

Evey car accident case is different, so we cannot evaluate your potential compensation for a car accident until after we understand the full scope of your injuries. The damages you can seek depend on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Extent of your injuries: The severity and long-term impact of personal injuries sustained in the accident significantly affect the value of your claim. This includes medical expenses for treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Lost wages: If the accident causes you to miss work or results in a diminished earning capacity, compensation may be sought for lost wages and future income.
  • Pain and suffering: Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, are also considered in assessing the value of a claim.
  • Medical evidence: The documentation of injuries, medical records, and expert opinions regarding the long-term impact of injuries can strengthen your claim and influence its value.
  • Property damage: The cost of repairing or replacing the vehicles involved in the accident is a factor in determining the value of your claim.

It's essential to consult with an experienced Lexington car accident attorney to evaluate the specific circumstances of your case and determine the potential value of your claim. At Wilt Injury Lawyers, our attorneys can help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your rights to pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Keep in mind that every case is unique, and the value of your claim will depend on the specific details and evidence related to your accident.

Do you have a Lexington car accident attorney near me?

Wilt Injury Lawyers serves clients out of their offices at 196 W. Lowry Lane, Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40503. We offer plenty of on-site parking. If you are too ill or injured to come to our offices, we can schedule a phone or video consultation.

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13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd. Suite A
Louisville, KY 40223
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196 W. Lowry Lane, Suite 1
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 502-461-1481

Experienced Lexington car accident lawyers protecting your rights

From negotiating with insurance companies to gathering evidence and representing your interests in court, the skilled Lexington car accident attorneys at Wilt Injury Lawyers will be your strongest allies. Please call our offices or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve clients in Lexington and throughout Kentucky.