Car Accident Lawyer in Covington, Kentucky
Whether commuting to work, taking the kids to soccer games, running errands, or enjoying leisurely travel, driving is a way of life today. Although driving may be second nature for many of us, car accidents are common, often resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. We must all remember that, as drivers, we have a duty to operate our cars, trucks, and motorcycles in a safe manner and avoid causing injuries to others.
For over 25 years, Dickman Law Office’s dedicated car accident attorney has been handling car accident cases throughout the state of Kentucky. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, we will fight to help you obtain meaningful compensation. Knowing that being injured in a car accident can be an overwhelming experience, we will offer you compassion, knowledge and an exceptional client experience.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Although drivers are required to drive safely and be aware of their surroundings at all times, most car accidents are caused by driver errors such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driver fatigue
- Failing to obey traffic signals
- Improper turning
- Unsafe lane changes
- Reckless driving
What is driver negligence?
At Dickman Law Office, a car accident lawyer works tirelessly to build a successful claim by showing how the other driver was negligent. We know how to demonstrate that the other driver had a duty to operate his or her vehicle in a safe manner. We then work to show how the other driver breached this duty. Finally, we will prove that the other driver’s actions caused the accident which directly resulted in your injuries and other losses.
At times, accidents can also be caused by defects in the road, inoperable street lights or faulty traffic signals. In such cases, the city, county or state responsible for maintaining the roads and highways may be held liable. Finally, when car accidents are caused by defects in an automobile, the manufacturer or distributor can be held legally responsible in a product liability lawsuit.
No matter the circumstances, we have the skills and resources necessary for pursuing successful car accident claims. It is worth noting that most car accidents mean dealing with an insurance company. Through the years, we have seen how insurers often try to settle claims for as little money as possible. Because they can rely on a team of attorneys, claims adjusters and investigators, insurers often have an unfair advantage over car accident victims.
Our team has the skills and resources to level the playing field. We will help you obtain the full value of your claim, including any future financial and medical needs. If the insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement offer, we are fully prepared to litigate the matter in court.
Car Accident Injuries
Dickman Law Office has handled car accident cases involving all types of injuries, including:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Broken bones and fractures
- Neck and head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fatalities (wrongful death)
While high impact collisions, side impact (T-bone), and head-on collisions frequently cause catastrophic injuries, minor fender benders can also result in physical harm. In some cases, injuries sustained in a car accident may not surface until days or weeks later. This is why it is crucial to seek medical treatment if you are involved in a car accident. First, your injuries can become worse if they are not attended to. Second, failing to promptly seek medical care can have a negative impact on the validity of your claim.
What should I do If am an involved in a car accident in Kentucky?
After a car accident, you should immediately call the police and seek medical treatment. The reports of first responders will be crucial evidence in your injury claim. If you are able to do so, get the name, contact and insurance information of the other driver, as well as the names and contact information of any witnesses. If it is possible, also take pictures of the accident scene, the damage to the vehicles, as well as your injuries. Otherwise, ask someone else to collect information and take pictures for you. This evidence will go a long way to support your claim.
Since you may require ongoing medical care from doctors and other medical professionals, it is crucial for them to keep and provide the necessary medical information. This includes records of doctors visits, radiological tests (X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans), surgical care, prescribed medications, rehabilitative care, and assistive devices (crutches, braces, etc.). Be sure to follow all of your doctor’s orders for treatment and therapy.
Finally, because most car accident cases involve insurance companies, a claims adjuster will likely contact you soon after the accident to investigate and negotiate a settlement. You should not speak to an adjuster or anyone else from the insurance company until you have hired an attorney who can validate your injuries and property damage. Because Dickman Law Office has established relationships with insurance companies, we know how to obtain the full value of your claim.
Covington Car Accident Attorney
Located in Covington, Dickman Law Office routinely represents car accident victims throughout Covington & the rest of Kentucky. We believe that no one should be forced to suffer because of the negligence or recklessness of another driver. Because each car accident is unique, we will take the time to conduct a thorough investigation. What caused the car accident? Was the other driver intoxicated or impaired? Did dangerous road conditions contribute to the car accident?
Based on our proven track record of achieving favorable settlements and jury verdicts, we can help you recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage and other losses. Don’t forget you will not have any out-of-pocket legal costs because we handle all car accident cases on a contingency basis. This means that we only get paid if we win your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be afraid and not know where to turn. Call Dickman Law Office today or complete the contact form on our website to set up a free 30-minute consultation.